No Country: Contemporary Art for South and Southeast Asia Opens 2/22

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LISTINGS ALERT - NO COUNTRY: CONTEMPORARY ART FOR SOUTH AND SOUTHEAST ASIA OPENS AT THE GUGGENHEIM ON FEBRUARY 22, 2013


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WHAT
No Country: Contemporary Art for South and Southeast Asia—the inaugural exhibition of the Guggenheim UBS MAP Global Art Initiative—explores contemporary art from the culturally vital region of South and Southeast Asia. The exhibition features work by 25 artists from countries including India, Indonesia, Malaysia, Myanmar, Pakistan, the Philippines, Singapore, Thailand, and Vietnam, representing some of the most compelling and innovative voices in South and Southeast Asia today. Focusing on the area’s ever-changing creative practices, the exhibition traces networks of intellectual exchange and influence, and considers the various impacts of colonization, ethno-nationalism, and globalization on the recasting of national identity. No Country investigates how the very definition of "South and Southeast Asia" is marked by intertwined histories and shared social, religious, and creative traditions. The artworks in the exhibition will become part of the Guggenheim’s permanent collection under the auspices of the Guggenheim UBS MAP Purchase Fund.

WHEN
February 22 – May 22, 2013

WHERE

Solomon R. Guggenheim Museum
1071 Fifth Avenue, New York, NY, 10128

TOUR

Following the presentation in New York, the exhibition will travel to venues in Hong Kong and Singapore.

About Guggenheim UBS MAP Global Art Initiative
The Guggenheim UBS MAP Global Art Initiative is a multi-year collaboration that charts contemporary art and other creative activity in three geographic regions: South and Southeast Asia, Latin America, and the Middle East and North Africa. It encompasses curatorial residencies, international touring exhibitions, audience-driven educational programming, and acquisitions for the Guggenheim's permanent collection. Conceived to engage a broad range of audiences, including artists, curators, and educators, Guggenheim UBS MAP seeks to stimulate dialogue and creative interaction both regionally and globally, fostering lasting relationships among institutions, artists, scholars, museumgoers, and online communities. The program builds upon and reflects the Solomon R. Guggenheim Foundation’s distinguished history of internationalism, as manifest today in its global network of museums and wide-ranging art and education programs.

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For additional information about the Guggenheim UBS MAP Global Art Initiative, please contact:

Betsy Ennis/Keri Murawski
Solomon R. Guggenheim Museum
212 423 3840
pressoffice@guggenheim.org

Amy Wentz/Sarah Buffum
Polskin Arts & Communications Counselors
212 715 1551 / 212 715 1594
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