Left) gym span cut << Ken Dede's >> 1975/1996 age National Gallery Singapore storehouse
Right) wasan shittiketo << boots on my head >> 1993 writer storehouse shooting: manitto suriwanichipun
Combination project to reconsider art in Japan and Korea and the National Gallery of Singapore and postwar period with Japan Foundation Asia center in Asia. This exhibition focuses at turning points from modern art which occurred from 1960s through 1990s in Japan, Korea, Taiwan, China, Hong Kong, Indonesia, Singapore, Thailand, the Philippines, Malaysia, various parts of Asia including India to contemporary art.
After independence from colonial rule, big event to shake society in each Asian country at this time including uplift of democratization to make an objection against outbreak of conflict and the Vietnam War of ideology by the Cold War between the East and the West, collision between different races in the country, light by progress of the rapid modernization and shadow, ironhanded political system continued.
The cause of background, young artists of various parts of Asia come to pose root-like question called anything with "art" for their reality to live in such times. They were not satisfied with existing picture and sculpture and found means of escape for power of communication that art had by reclaiming new expression method including art object and performance using everyday material.
We compare experiment with various challenges in art born at each place in each time across frame of country, and unexpected thing that it sounds, and go io discovers is purpose of book exhibition. When we noticed in water vein of secret creation to connect various parts of Asia including Japan, it will be that figure of art that we hold and world viewpoint begin to surely change.