Curator's Vision

South / Southeast Asia

June Yap

No Country Opens in Singapore on May 10

Singapore’s Centre for Contemporary Art, a national research center of the Nanyang Technological University, will host No Country: Contemporary Art for South and Southeast Asia from May 10–July 20. In this essay by its curator, June Yap, discover the inspiration behind No Country, find out how the exhibition explores ideas of nation and community, and learn more about the featured artists. Download: e-book | PDF

About the Exhibition | Multimedia Guide | Audio





  • New Video: Morning Glory as Food and Artwork

    Sopheap Pich’s sculpture Morning Glory will be on view as part of No Country for the first time at Singapore’s Centre for Contemporary Arts, a national research center of the Nanyang Technological University. In this video, he explains how the work references the Khmer Rouge’s regime in Cambodia.

  • June Yap’s Curatorial Essay

    In her essay “No Country: Contemporary Art for South and Southeast Asia,” available here as a free downloadable e-book and interactive PDF, June Yap contextualizes her exhibition and discusses some of the featured artists. The illustrated text includes links to further information in the Collection Online.

  • 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.


About the Region

Iftikhar Dadi
“Curating South Asia” by Iftikhar Dadi

Patrick D. Flores
“Southeast Asia: Art History, Art Today” by Patrick D. Flores


Kamin Lertchaiprasert: What is Art? 9:23

Arin Dwihartanto Sunaryo on Materials and Process 4:32

Excavating Doghole 22:09

Khadim Ali: An Artist’s Experience 51:46

Vincent Leong: Artist Video 5:30

Vandy Rattana’s Bomb Ponds Photographs and Video 6:54

No Country: An Introduction 7:54

Curator's Vision 3:06


Araya Rasdjarmrearnsook: Life Needs No Introduction 3:29

Reza Afisina: To Whom Should One's Day Be Narrated? 4:05

Tuan Andrew Nguyen on Monuments and History 4:50

The Propeller Group on the Production of TVCC 4:36


Tran Luong on Lap Lòe and Welts 4:14

Wah Nu and Tun Win Aung’s Background 4:06

MAP: Regarding South and Southeast Asia 1:20:00

Khadim Ali Discusses the Shahnameh’s Significance 5:32


Curator's Vision

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.


Date Program Type / Description Venue Tickets
05/10/14 - 07/20/14


No Country: Contemporary Art for South and Southeast Asia

Centre for Contemporary Art