Jun 10 2017

Tiffany Chung, Hoang Duong Cam & Tuan Andrew Nguyen at The National Art Center & Mori Art Museum, Tokyo, Japan: July 5 – October 23, 2017

Tiffany Chung, Hoang Duong Cam and Tuan Andrew Nguyen are amongst the 86 artists to participate in SUNSHOWER, an ambitious exhibition that surveys Southeast Asian contemporary art from the 1980s until today. The exhibition is organised by the Tokyo-based National Art Center and Mori Art Museum, in association with the Japan Foundation Asia Center. The “sunshower” – rain falling from clear skies – is an intriguing meteorological phenomenon, and a frequent occurrence in the tropical climes of Southeast Asia. Sunshowers also serve as a poetic metaphor for the vicissitudes of a region that in the latter half of the 20th century, in the wake of the colonial era, experienced enormous political, social and economic upheaval: Cold War conflicts and dictatorships followed by modernization and the spread of democracy, and in more recent years, remarkable economic advancement, investment, and urban development. Out-of-the-blue rainfall is also a metaphor for the ambiguous nature of these ups and downs. Multi-ethnic, multi-lingual, multi-faith Southeast Asia has nurtured a truly dynamic and diverse culture.This exhibition will explore contemporary art in Southeast Asia from the 1980s onward from various perspectives, including aspirations for freedom, identity, growth and its dark sides, community, faith and tradition, and the revisiting of history; showcasing that dynamism and diversity while comparing and contrasting Southeast Asian contemporary art with international contemporary art trends. http://sunshower2017.jp/en/outline.html

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