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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.

Tuesday, 06 May 2014 15:45


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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.

Tuesday, 06 May 2014 15:45

Rural Life in Myanmar

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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.

Tuesday, 06 May 2014 15:44

Wild Place

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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.

Tuesday, 06 May 2014 15:43

Decentralizing the Bangkok-centric Art Scene

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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.

Attempting to trace the history of street art in Indonesia beginning with sloganeering graffiti in the mid-1940s, Leonhard Bartolomeus uncovers an underdocumented but important and still-growing form that has often been intertwined with political activism.
Tuesday, 06 May 2014 15:40

Publics, Intellectuals, and Singapore

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“The problem is not that there are too few intellectuals in Singapore, but rather that the country suffers from a prevailing climate of anti-intellectualism.” Critic Lee Weng Choy discusses the need for thoughtful public debate.
Tuesday, 06 May 2014 15:39

The Story of Myanmar Documentary Film

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Myanmar boasts a rich history of moviemaking and moviegoing, a narrative in which documentaries continue to play an important role, both culturally and politically. Filmmaker Aung Min surveys the past decade’s key artists and works.
Tuesday, 06 May 2014 15:38

One Size Fits All; or, Whose Public Space?

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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.”

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