No Country: An Introduction


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.

Iftikhar Dadi
In this essay, Yap discusses the inspiration behind No Country and reveals how the exhibition questions ideas of nation and community. More

Iftikhar Dadi
Iftikhar Dadi looks at curatorial practice in South Asia, considering existing and potential structures for exhibition making. More


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


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No Country: An Introduction

No Country’s curator June Yap reveals some of the exhibition’s themes and aims, and discusses a selection of the featured artworks. Artists Truong Tan, Wah Nu and Tun Win Aung, and Arin Dwihartanto Sunaryo explain more about the inspirations for and meanings of their contributions.


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Museo Jumex education staff and volunteers lead daily guided tours for schools and the public that are free with museum admission.

11/19/15 - 02/07/16

Public Program

Amalia Pica’s performative work A ∩ B ∩ C (2013) is activated by Museo Jumex staff and volunteers nine times every week.

11/19/15 - 02/07/16


Exhibition artist Minerva Cuevas will engage with the public by discussing her artwork, the exhibition, and Latin America.



This two-day academic symposium addresses cultural and historic specificities of Latin America as they inflect a range of critical issues in contemporary art practice. Each day features a keynote lecture and two panel discussions.

01/29/16 - 01/30/16


Paul Ramírez Jonas’s work, which ranges from large-scale public installation and monumental sculpture to drawing, video, and intimate performance, traces the enduring aspiration to an ever-elusive perfect world.



Beatriz Santiago Muñoz makes films and videos in an uncontrived, observational style reminiscent of documentary that also blurs the boundaries between fact and fiction.



In a week-long residency at artist-run school SOMA, Under the Same Sun artists Beatriz Santiago Muñoz and Paul Ramírez Jonas will develop a seminar with local art students, bringing together their pedagogical approaches to art through the connections of both institutions, museum and art school.

01/11/16 - 01/26/16


The second presentation of Under the Same Sun: Art from Latin America Today will be developed in collaboration with Museo Jumex for exhibition at the Mexico City museum. Works will be shown throughout the museum’s galleries and public spaces, presenting a new interpretation of curator Pablo León de la Barra’s themes.

11/19/15 - 02/07/16