Contemporary Art From Southeast Asia Celebrated in Japan
July 1, 2017
By Annie Block
It was exactly 50 years ago this summer that the Association of Southeast Asian Nations was formed to facilitate economic, political, scientific, educational, and cultural integration among members, currently Vietnam, Cambodia, Laos, Thailand, Myanmar, Malaysia, Singapore, Indonesia, Brunei, and the Philippines. In the cultural sphere, that anniversary is being celebrated with “Sunshower: Contemporary Art From Southeast Asia 1980’s to Now.” The exhibition is actually appearing outside the region—at two Japanese venues simultaneously, starting July 5. The 180 works, in a range of mediums, are split between the National Art Center, Tokyo, and the city’s Mori Art Museum.