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How can educators from two institutions on different sides of the globe seamlessly collaborate? The Guggenheim's Director of Public Programs looks back and shares her insights on a fruitful collaboration with the Asia Society Hong Kong Center.
Australia’s links with Asia are currently the subject of particularly intense activity and debate. Yet as curator Russell Storer points out, political, economic, and cultural relations between the two regions are long-established, complex, and mercurial.
Three-quarters of the population of Myanmar live in rural areas. As painter and writer Ma Thanegi reports, many of their traditional ways of life remain, at least for now, untouched by the march of progress.
Revisiting her homeland of Labuan Island in Sabah, Malaysian Borneo, Yee I-Lann finds a young country still searching for its own distinct history and identity from within a tangled agglomeration of colonial and postcolonial influences.
In her dissection of the contemporary art scene in Thailand, Gridthiya Gaweewong, Artistic Director of the Jim Thompson Art House, finds practitioners continuing to establish independent projects away from the expense and overcrowding Bangkok.
In this audio recording, curator and lecturer Roger McDonald talks to Indonesian sound artist Duto Hardono in Tokyo about the evolution of Hardono’s practice and the multiplicity of audience responses to experimental sound art performance.
Weary of officialdom, young Vietnamese artists are taking to the streets, reconfiguring public space in a way that artist and curator Veronika Radulovic characterizes as “a resourceful and humorous understanding of a reductio ad absurdum.”