Bui Cong Khanh
Chris Chong Chan Fui
Dinh Q. Le
Isabel & Alfredo Aquilizan
Luong Hue Trinh
Nguyen Xuan Son
Nguyen Van Cuong
Tay Wei Leng
Vu Dan Tan
Contemporary Art from Southeast Asia. A group exhibition that presents more than 40 works by 36 most innovative contemporary artists from Indonesia, Thailand, the Philippines, Singapore, Myanmar, Cambodia, Vietnam and Malaysia. The exhibition thus emphasizes this particular way of looking at the world that has evolved in the region from the 1970s.
"The Roving Eye: Contemporary Art from Southeast Asia" is a group exhibition that presents more than 40 works by 36 of Southeast Asia's most innovative contemporary artists from Indonesia, Thailand, the Philippines, Singapore, Myanmar, Cambodia, Vietnam and Malaysia. The exhibition is curated by Iola Lenzi, a researcher and critic focusing on Southeast Asian contemporary art.
As well as introducing forms, materials, conceptual methodologies, and aesthetic codes commonly featured in the artistic production of the region, the exhibition aims to offer critical insights into today's regional culture and the many tensions cleaving the societies of Southeast Asia. In particular, "The Roving Eye" argues multiple points of view on self and society as a central canon of Southeast Asian contemporary art. The exhibition thus emphasizes this particular way of looking at the world that has evolved in the region from the 1970s on whereby the artist usually involves multiple positions and viewpoints.
Placing particular emphasis on works that embrace experience, interactivity and participation, "The Roving Eye" features installations, videos, sound pieces, photography and performances, a number of which were especially commissioned for the exhibition.
Alwin Reamillo, Araya Rasdjarmrearnsook, Aung Ko, Aung Myint, Bui Cong Khanh, Chris Chong Chan Fui, Dinh Q. Le, Duto Hardono, FX Harsono, Heri Dono, Isabel & Alfredo Aquilizan, Ise Roslisham, Jakkai Siributr, Jason Lim, Josephine Turalba, Krisna Murti, Lee Wen, Luong Hue Trinh & Nguyen Xuan Son, Manit Sriwanichpoom, Melati Suryodarmo, Mella Jaarsma, Michael Shaowanasai, Nguyen Van Cuong, Restu Ratnaningtyas, Srey Bandaul, Sutee Kunavichayanont, Tawatchai Puntusawasdi, Tay Wei Leng, Vasan Sitthiket, Vertical Submarine, Vu Dan Tan, Yee I-Lann.
Iola Lenzi is a Singapore-based researcher, curator and critic of Southeast Asian contemporary art. She has conceptualised numerous exhibitions of Southeast Asian art, major institutional projects including Negotiating Home History and Nation: two decades of contemporary art in Southeast Asia 1991–2011, Singapore Art Museum (2011); Concept Context Contestation: art and the collective in Southeast Asia, Bangkok Art and Culture Centre (2013); and Masterpieces: digital art in Southeast Asia, Samsung art projects (ongoing). She is a lecturer in Lasalle-Goldsmiths Singapore's MA of Asian Art Histories programme and the author of Museums of Southeast Asia (2004).
Image: Sutee Kunavichayanont, History Class Part 2, 2013 Exhibition view. Photo: Murat Germen
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Wednesday, 17 September
16:00, Salon İKSV
Performance: Melati Suryodarmo, I Love You, 5 hrs
Performance: Jason Lim, Last Drop, 30 min
Performance: Bui Cong Khanh, Hymne National [National Anthem],15 min
Thursday, 18 September
16:00–18:00, Salon İKSV
Reading Southeast Asian Art Outside Southeast Asia
Iola Lenzi, Dinh Q. Le, FX Harsono, Jason Lim, Josephine Turalba, Sutee Kunavichayanont
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