Sunshower: Contemporary Art from Southeast Asia 1980s To Now


Roppongi is experiencing a true Southeast Asian art takeover this summer, as both the National Art Center and the Mori Art Museum dedicate their vast halls to contemporary works from across this endlessly diverse region. Focusing on art from the 1980s up to the present, 'Sunshower' is the most significant exhibition of Southeast Asian art in Japan to date and consists of nine sections, including 'Passion and Revolution', which focuses on the struggle for democracy in the post-colonial age, and 'Day by Day', a multifaceted look at everyday life in rapidly globalising and economically dynamic societies, in which the lives of the young generation are vastly different from those of their parents and grandparents. Participating artists include Malaysian photomedia creator and film producer Yee I-Lann, whose work centres on the lives of women in multicultural environments, and Jompet Kuswidananto, who represented his native Indonesia at the 2011 Venice Biennale.


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