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In the December issue of Modern Painters, No Country artist Amar Kanwar discusses his multimedia installation The Sovereign Forest, which attempts to “initiate a creative response to our understanding of crime, politics, human rights, and ecology.”
No Country artists Tayeba Begum Lipi and Shilpa Gupta will be featured at the second edition installment of the Dhaka Art Summit (February 7–9, 2014). “The summit is a remarkably swift and impressive development in Dhaka,” noted Tate Modern curator Jessica Morgan, “providing a platform for key voices and creative minds in the region.”
In this video interview with Khadim Ali, the No Country artist describes how he explored themes from the Persian epic Shahnameh in a series of drawing workshops with children in Afghanistan and Japan.
In this video by Navin Rawanchaikul, the Thai artist’s grandmother chats about the family’s origins, a story that Rawanchaikul also explores in his painting Places of Rebirth, seen at the Guggenheim Museum earlier this year.
At this year's Art Basel Miami Beach, MAP curator Pablo León de la Barra spoke to The Art Newspaper about Colombia’s young artists and the increasingly global presence of Latin American art. “The map of the art world is changing,” he said, “There is not only one center anymore.”
MAP Family and Teacher Resources
Family guides from the No Country: Contemporary Art for South and Southeast Asia exhibitions in New York and Hong Kong invite children and adults to explore the exhibition and its works. For educators, a Resource Guide provides curriculum suggestions focused on the strategies artists are using to address the issues of our time.
“No Country: Regarding South and Southeast Asia,” Day One
During the first day of the symposium, artist Wong Hoy Cheong screened Doghole at the Guggenheim Museum. This was followed by a video talk by Wong about the role of Malaysian history in his work. Afterward, in a live Q&A, Wong spoke with the audience from his home in Malaysia, via Skype. Watch videos, and listen to audio from the event.
In these podcasts recorded over two days in Bangkok, fifteen experts discussed a broad range of topics including politics, religion, and censorship, changing definitions of the avant-garde, and South and Southeast Asia’s contemporary art market.
Artist Khadim Ali’s New York Residency Program
During the No Country exhibition’s run in New York, Khadim Ali led workshops inspired by his work and journey as an artist. View photos from the programs, during which, Ali combined storytelling and art making. Experience a multimedia series from Ali’s Mind’s Eye workshop for the blind and people who have low vision.
Video Works and Related Films
Videos by five artists and collectives were shown as part of the No Country exhibition in New York, complemented by weekly film programs. Read more about the works and films. View photos from a special program featuring filmmaker Barmak Akram, independent curator Leeza Ahmady, and artist Mariam Ghani.
During a public program held at the Jim Thompson Art Center in Bangkok, Guggenheim UBS MAP curator, South and Southeast Asia, June Yap led an absorbing debate around issues raised in her exhibition No Country: Contemporary Art for South and Southeast Asia.
About the Project
The Guggenheim UBS MAP Global Art Initiative fosters cross-cultural interaction between artists, curators, and audiences via educational programs, online activities, and collection building. It focuses on three regions—South and Southeast Asia, Latin America, and the Middle East and North Africa.
|Date||Program Type / Description||Venue||Tickets|
|10/30/13 - 02/16/14||
ExhibitionsNo Country: Contemporary Art for South and Southeast Asia
Asia Society Hong Kong
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