No Country: An Introduction
MAP Artists at Dhaka Art Summit
Several MAP artists, including Simryn Gill, Amar Kanwar, and Wah Nu and Tun Win Aung, are participating in the third edition of the Dhaka Art Summit (February 5–8). Guggenheim assistant curator Amara Antilla is on the curatorial team for this biannual art festival, which was founded in 2012 to increase the visibility of South Asian artists.
Hear from MAP Artists in Their Own Words
As MAP travels around the globe—from New York to Hong Kong, Singapore, and most recently Mexico City—we’ve talked to with many of our participating artists about their practices. Catch up on these conversations with our Artist Profiles video series, which features exclusive artist interviews and unique behind-the-scenes footage. Check out this teaser for the series or dive right in at guggenheim.org/MAPprofiles.
Ho Tzu Nyen at Guggenheim Bilbao
Through April 24, Singapore-based artist Ho Tzu Nyen’s The Cloud of Unknowing (2011) will be on view at the Guggenheim Bilbao. Acquired for the Guggenheim’s collection through MAP, this multichannel video installation presents eight vignettes that blend cultural, historical, and philosophical references from the Eastern and Western worlds.
MAP Artists at Pérez Art Museum Miami
Through August 21, the museum’s project gallery provides “a unique architectural context” for a new sculptural installation by No Country artist Sheela Gowda, while a selection of video works by Under the Same Sun artist Beatriz Santiago Muñoz will be on view from February 11 to November 13.
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
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.