The Roving eye: Contemporary Art from Southeast Asia Bui Cong Khanh,Dinh Q. Lê,Manit Sriwanichpoom,Sutee Kunavichayanont,Michael Shaowanasai 15 Sep,2014|ARTIST NEWS


THE ROVING EYE: Contemporary Art from Southeast Asia
Curated by Iola Lenzi

From 17 September on, ARTER will host a large curated exhibition of Southeast Asian contemporary art for the first time in Turkey. Entitled “The Roving Eye: Contemporary Art from Southeast Asia” and curated by researcher and critic Iola Lenzi, the exhibition will present 40 works by 36 of Southeast Asia’s most innovative contemporary artists from Indonesia, Thailand, the Philippines, Singapore, Myanmar, Cambodia, Vietnam and Malaysia.

As well as introducing forms, materials, conceptual methodologies, and aesthetic codes commonly featured in the artistic production of the region, the exhibition will offer critical insights into today’s regional culture and the many tensions cleaving the societies of Southeast Asia. In particular, The Roving Eye argues multiple points of view on self and society as a central canon of Southeast Asian contemporary art.

The Roving Eye will feature installations, videos, sound pieces, photography and performances, a number of which were especially commissioned for the exhibition. The exhibition will place particular emphasis on works that embrace experience, interactivity and participation.

Artists include: Bui Cong Khanh, Chris Chong Chan Fui, Dinh Q Le, Manit Sriwanichpoom, Michael Shaowanasai, Sutee Kunavichayanont, Tawatchai Puntusawasdi and  Vu Dan Tan

WHERE: ARTER, Istanbul, Turkey

17 September 2014 – 4 January 2015

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