SUNSHOWER: Contemporary Art from Southeast Asia 1980s to Now
Commemorating the 50th Anniversary of ASEAN
Korakrit Arunanondchai » Tiffany Chung » Simryn Gill » FX Harsono » WONG Hoy Cheong » Yee I-Lann » Mella Jaarsma » Liew Kung Yu » Surasi Kusolwong » Jompet Kuswidananto » Dinh Q. Lê » Sherman Ong » Araya Rasdjarmrearnsook » Lim Sokchanlina » Apichatpong Weerasethakul » Ming Wong » & others
Exhibition: 5 Jul – 23 Oct 2017
Mori Art Museum
6-10-1 Roppongi, Minato-ku
Sun-Thu 10-22 . Fri, Sat 10-24
With its total population counting around 600 million, multi-ethnic, multi-lingual, multi-faith Southeast Asia has nurtured a truly dynamic and diverse culture. Contemporary art from the emerging economic powerhouse of Southeast Asia is currently earning widespread international attention. The “sunshower” – rain falling from clear skies – is an intriguing yet frequently-seen meteorological phenomenon in Southeast Asia, and serves as a metaphor for the vicissitudes of the region. This exhibition, the largest-ever in scale, seeks to explore the many practices of contemporary art in Southeast Asia since 1980s from 9 different perspectives. It aims to showcase its inconceivable dynamism of Southeast Asia that is somewhat nostalgic yet extraordinarily new.