SUNSHOWER: CONTEMPORARY ART FROM SOUTHEAST ASIA 1980S TO NOW
The “Sunshower” —rain falling from clear skies—is a frequently-seen meteorological phenomenon in Southeast Asia. The post-WWII decolonization led the countries to democratization and internationalization despite periods of turmoil, but with the rapid economic and urban development that they have undergone in more recent years came truly drastic changes. It thus serves as a poetic metaphor for the region that has passed through various vicissitudes as well.
In the commemoration of 50th Anniversary of ASEAN, the Japan Foundation Asia Center, the National Art Center, Tokyo, and Mori Art Museum present “SUNSHOWER: Contemporary Art from Southeast Asia 1980s to Now,” the largest-ever exhibition of Southeast Asian contemporary art to be held in Japan. After a two-and-a-half-year-long field research conducted in the Southeast Asian region, the team selected approximately 180 artworks by 86 artist groups form the 10 ASEAN member countries to exhibit in the two museum (The National Art Center, Tokyo and Mori Art Museum) from July 5, 2017 (Wed) to October 23, 2017 (Mon).
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