Opening - Two decades of Southeast Asian contemporary art @ SAM

Negotiating Home, History and Nation: Two decades of contemporary art in Southeast Asia 1991 – 2011 is a new major survey of important works from Southeast Asian artists, including Agus Suwage (Indonesia), Vasan Sitthiket (Thailand), Suzann Victor (Singapore), Wong Hoy Cheong (Malaysia), Alfredo and Isabel Aquilizan (The Philippines) and Tran Luong (Vietnam). The exhibition offers audiences an unparalleled opportunity to experience the diverse yet often related aesthetic, conceptual and ideological concerns of artists working in Southeast Asia, and highlights its independence from perceived Western cultural hegemony.