Guggenheim UBS MAP Global Art Initiative
No Country Heads to Asia Society Hong Kong
After its first presentation at the Solomon R. Guggenheim Museum, No Country: Contemporary Art for South and Southeast Asia will be on view at Asia Society Hong Kong Center from October 2013–February 2014. If you missed the exhibition in New York, download the Guggenheim app for a multimedia exploration of works by some of the region’s most innovative artists.
“I am interested in the role and purpose of art,” Shilpa Gupta told reporter Gayatri Rangachari Shah. Read about Gupta and learn what June Yap, MAP Curator, had to say about Gupta’s lighthearted, yet critical, approach to exploring nationhood, religion, and identity.
June Yap recently spoke to Art in America about her inspiration for No Country: Contemporary Art for South and Southeast Asia, how she selected the artists represented, and the goals of the exhibition. Read her interview with Richard Vine and learn more about the Guggenheim UBS MAP Global Art Initiative.
In their latest interivew with The Huffington Post, artists Matt Lucero, Tuan Andrew Nguyen, and Phunam of the Vietnam-based multimedia art collective The Propeller Group discuss how advertising and graffiti influenced their work. Read the article.
View photos, listen to excerpts, and watch footage from the MAP: Regarding South and Southeast Asia symposium that took place in Bangkok on November 28, 2012. This public panel discussion, which was live streamed from the Jim Thompson Art Center, was the first public program of the Guggenheim UBS MAP Global Art Initiative.
Stay connected with the Guggenheim UBS MAP Global Art Initiative on Flickr to view photos from public and educational programs such as the No Country: Regarding South and Southeast Asia Symposium, Storytelling and Art with No Country artist Khadim Ali, and Barmak Akram: The Kabuli Kid.
Read, watch, listen to, and discuss essays, stories, and interviews by international artists, writers, and curators.
Curator Hammad Nasar examines the work of Durriya Kazi, David Alesworth, Iftikhar Dadi, and Elizabeth Dadi, four artists who, in 1990s Karachi, reworked Pop art tropes to explore themes of the popular and the everyday.
Lahore-based artist and researcher Murad Khan Mumtaz plots the unique historical trajectory of miniature painting in Pakistan, detailing its roots in sixteenth-century India, the aesthetic influence of European colonialism, and the technique’s latter-day “modernized” reemergence.
Revisiting the histories of two Indian art-world institutions, Gallery Chemould and the Centre for the Study of Developing Societies, theorist and curator Nancy Adajania demonstrates the universal and continuing vitality of alternative models for exhibiting.
The Guggenheim UBS MAP Global Art Initiative is supported by a variety of far-reaching educational and contextual activities, including lectures, panels, performances, films, gallery tours, multimedia mobile tours, and artist-led workshops. These programs and accompanying resource materials will evolve from a dynamic process of exchange among the Guggenheim’s curatorial and education staff, the project curators, the artists, and colleagues from participating institutions. Check this section, Facebook, Twitter, and e-mail for further details and news.
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