What Asia? Whose Art? A Reflection on Two Exhibitions at the Singapore Art Museum
Volume 12, Number 2, March/April 2013
by Chang Tan
Chang Tan's reflection on two exhibitions at the Singapore Art Museum, which explores the question of what makes Asian art Asian.
Chang Tan, Singapore Art Museum, Asian identity, representation, Southeast Asian art, Negotiating Home, History and Nation: Two Decades of Contemporary Art in Southeast Asia 1991–2011, Panorama: Recent Art from Contemporary Asia, Syagini Ratna Wulan, Biblio Tea, Nalini Milani, Hamletmachine, Wiyoga Muhardanto, Conversation Pieces, Zhou Xiaohu, Crowd of Bystanders, Tang Mun Kit, The Hidden White Elephant Expostulation, Ang Song Ming, Be True to Your School, Sherman Ong, Hanoi Haiku, Phunk, Electricity (Neon), Wong Hoy Cheong, Reading (After Henri Fantin-Latour’s La
Lecture, 1877), from Days of Our Lives, Agnes Arellano, Haliya Bathing, Justin Lee, Eat Fast Food Fast, ZERO, CMYK Soft Sculptures, Jose Legaspi, Untitled 4, Pinaree Sanpitak, Noon Nom, Navin Rawanchaikul, Where’s Navin?, Lee Wen, Strange Fruit, Manit Sriwanichpoom, Horror
in Pink, Din Q Le, The Farmers and The
Helicopters, F. X. Harsono, Burned Victims, Vasan Sitthiket, Committing Suicide Culture: The Only Way Thai Farmers Escape Debt, Bayu Utomo Radjikin, Lang Kacang, Alfredo and Isobel Aquilizan, Wings, Sutee Kunavichayanont,
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