Poklong Anading at Asian Art Biennial
Anading’s photo series Anonymity (2008–10) is among the works in this year’s Asian Art Biennial in Taichung, Taiwan, which aims to reflect on “the restlessness and instability observed in today’s Asian society.” His photograph Counter Acts (2004)—the first in his Anonymity series—was featured in No Country at the Guggenheim Museum in 2012.
New from MAP
The Propeller Group’s extraordinary exploration of ballistics, A Universe of Collisions, opens August 7 at Kansas City’s Grand Arts; opening the same day at Santiago’s Centro des las Artes 660 is A Silent War and Impossible, the first retrospective in his native country of work by Chilean artist Iván Navarro. Another first: Damián Ortega’s work is on view in Milan’s HangarBiococca art space in the Mexican artist’s first solo exhibition in Italy.
Vandy Rattana Shortlisted for Art Award
No Country artist Vandy Rattana is one of six finalists for the 2015 Hugo Boss Asia Art Award. The winner, selected by an international jury that includes Guggenheim curator Alexandra Munroe and NTU CCA Singapore director Ute Meta Bauer, will be announced in November. In this video, Rattana describes the genesis of his Bomb Ponds series.
MAP Artists at the Guggenheim
On view through September 9 at the Guggenheim Museum in New York, Storylines: Contemporary Art at the Guggenheim presents more than a hundred works from the museum’s permanent collection, most made since 2005. The exhibition, which examines the diverse ways in which artists today engage narrative through installation, painting, photography, sculpture, video, and performance, includes works by MAP artists Mariana Castillo Deball, Simryn Gill, Iván Navarro, and Gabriel Orozco.
MAP at the Biennale
Through Nov 22, 2015, see work by MAP artists at the Venice Biennale. Jennifer Allora and Guillermo Calzadilla, Tania Bruguera, and the Propeller Group participate in the 56th International Art Exhibition, while Raimond Chaves and Gilda Mantilla represent their country in the Peruvian pavilion. Shilpa Gupta presents work in the combined pavilion of India and Pakistan and joins Bani Abidi and Amar Kanwar in Iran’s pavilion. The Belgian pavilion’s exhibition, which focuses on the work of Vincent Meessen, also includes a number of other artists, among them Tamar Guimarães.
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–May 22, 2013
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.