Contemporary art in Southeast Asia.
About the Talk From the 1970s onwards, in nation-building, post-colonial Southeast Asia, a handful of visual artists have used their art to promote social progress. They have prompted audiences’ critical social thinking by creating a wide variety of artworks, including those that involved physical experiences, that utilize irony and humor, and that are experienced in […]
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This week our bookshelf takes a look at contemporary art in Southeast Asia and how it intersects with politics and identity in the region.