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Sunshower: Contemporary Art from Southeast Asia 1980s to Now

Mori Art Museum & National Art Center, Tokyo

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With this year marking ASEAN’s (Association of Southeast Asian Nations) 50th anniversary, the Southeast Asian region is enjoying remarkable prosperity – particularly in its contemporary art scene. This exhibition is the perfect introduction to Southeast Asian contemporary art. The lineup of 86 artists and groups spans almost four generations from Montien Boonma (Thailand) and Roberto Chabet (the Philippines); to Asia’s foremost star artists who began attracting attention in the 1990s such as Wong Hoy Cheong (Malaysia), and Tiffany Chung (Vietnam); to artists such as, Ho Rui An (Singapore) and Korakrit Arunanondchai (Thailand) who are attracting international acclaim. With its total population counting around 600 million, multi-ethnic, multi-lingual, multi-faith Southeast Asia has nurtured a truly dynamic and diverse culture. Find out more about ‘SUNSHOWER’ on the exhibition website.

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City of Towering Columns (2009), Liew Kung Yu. Courtesy of the Mori Art Museum

City of Towering Columns (2009), Liew Kung Yu. Courtesy of the Mori Art Museum

Stormy Weather (2009), Felix Bacolor. Courtesy of the Mori Art Museum

Stormy Weather (2009), Felix Bacolor. Courtesy of the Mori Art Museum

Installation view of Words and Possible Movements (2013) by Jompet Kuswidananto. Courtesy of Mori Art Museum

Installation view of Words and Possible Movements (2013) by Jompet Kuswidananto. Courtesy of Mori Art Museum

Biology of Art (1999), Htein Lin. Courtesy of Martin LeSanto-Smith

Biology of Art (1999), Htein Lin. Courtesy of Martin LeSanto-Smith

Strange Fruit (2003), Lee Wen. Courtesy of Mori Art Museum

Strange Fruit (2003), Lee Wen. Courtesy of Mori Art Museum

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