Ho Tzu Nyen Wins Art Prize
Singaporean artist Ho Tzu Nyen received the Asia Pacific Breweries Foundation Signature Art Prize for his video installation Pythagoras (2013), which is on view at the Singapore Art Museum through March 15. Ho’s video installation The Cloud of Unknowing (2011) was featured in the Guggenheim’s presentation of No Country in 2013.
No Country Wins Prudential Eye Award
Inaugural MAP exhibition No Country: Contemporary Art for South and Southeast Asia recently won Best Exhibition of Asian Contemporary Art in the 2015 Prudential Eye Awards. Curator June Yap accepted the award at a ceremony in Singapore.
No Country Continues Online
Following successful No Country: Contemporary Art for South and Southeast Asia exhibitions in New York, Hong Kong, and Singapore, you can continue to follow No Country artists including Sheela Gowda, The Propeller Group, and Navin Rawanchaikul on their artist pages, which feature slideshows, Q&As, videos, and more. And be sure to check out the blogs, MAP Navigator, and calendar to stay abreast of MAP happenings.
With the exhibition No Country: Contemporary Art for South and Southeast Asia, curator June Yap wanted to encourage audiences to look beyond political and geographical boundaries. Before the exhibition traveled from New York to Hong Kong and Singapore, Yap outlined No Country’s aims and themes.
February 22, 2013–May 22, 2014
Solomon R. Guggenheim Museum
The Solomon R. Guggenheim Museum in New York presented No Country: Contemporary Art for South and Southeast Asia, featuring works by 22 artists and collectives, the majority of which were on view in the United States for the first time. Focused on the region’s spectrum of creative practices, the exhibition and its accompanying programs explored universal themes of national identity, power, and faith. MORE
October 30, 2013–February 16, 2014
Asia Society Hong Kong Center
As the first Guggenheim UBS MAP Global Art Initiative exhibition to travel beyond New York, No Country: Contemporary Art for South and Southeast Asia was adapted in collaboration with Asia Society Hong Kong Center to emphasize the exhibition’s central themes of cultural, historical, and political representation. MORE
May 10–July 20, 2014
Centre for Contemporary Art
The final presentation of No Country took place at the NTU Centre for Contemporary Art Singapore. The exhibition—which featured works by 16 artists and collectives—was accompanied by a wide range of public programs, and included two works not previously shown as part of No Country: Loss by Sheela Gowda and Morning Glory by Sopheap Pich. MORE
June Yap, Guggenheim UBS MAP Curator, South and Southeast Asia, describes the program’s goal of establishing a dialogue between regions through exhibitions, educational programs, and additions to the museum’s collection.