Simryn Gill in Conversation
As part of her solo exhibition Hugging the Shore, on view at NTU Centre for Contemporary Art Singapore through June 14, Simryn Gill joins T.K. Sabapathy and Lee Weng Choy in two conversations open to the public. On our blog, Lee discussed the need for thoughtful debate in Singapore, and he and Sabapathy participated in a discussion on national and regional identity during No Country’s run at NTU CCA Singapore.
Sara Raza is “Shaking Things Up”
MAP's Middle East and North Africa curator Sara Raza is one of artnet News’ “25 Women Curators Shaking Things Up.” Also among the international group is the Guggenheim’s contemporary art curator, Katherine Brinson, and independent curator Nancy Adajania, who examined art in India's public sphere for our blog.
Simryn Gill at NTU CCA Singapore
Through June 14, 2015, NTU Centre for Contemporary Art Singapore exhibits the works of MAP artist Simryn Gill. Hugging the Shore—Gill’s first solo exhibition in Southeast Asia—presents several ambitious series of photographs and features a new work, Like Leaves (Syzygium grand is) (2015).
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.