Title: Shapeshifting: Contemporary Art From Southeast Asia
Date: Saturday, 23 April 2016
Venue: 10 Chancery Lane Art Projects, 6/F, 60 Wing Tai Road, Chai Wan, Hong Kong
RSVP: Essential ([email protected])
Featuring works by 25 artists from Cambodia, Myanmar (Burma), Thailand and Vietnam, Shapeshifting: Contemporary Art from Southeast Asia presents some of the most interesting and innovative voices from the region focusing on a shifting range of art practices. These 4 countries link to each other by land however their recent and past cultural, linguistic, political and religious histories set them drastically apart. The works from this group of Southeast Asian artists have much to say in terms of contextual meaning but the origins and dialogues in play all have different sources that are particular to the artists’ personal backgrounds paired with their individual and national identity.
Melissa Carlson is an independent curator based in Hong Kong and a recent participant in Ambitious Alignments: New Histories of Southeast Asian Art, funded by the Getty Foundation and the University of Sydney, NSW. Melissa’s project examined censorship, national identity, and painting in Myanmar.