Must See - Asia: Looking South @ ARNDT Berlin

FX Harsono, Writing in the rain #2, 2011

Southeast Asian contemporary art may have been overshadowed by Chinese and Indian art in recent years, but the region's trove of good artists seems to finally get some recognition this year, with several important shows. The latest one is “ASIA: Looking South” at ARNDT Berlin, which features works by eight artists from Indonesia, the Philippines, Singapore and Thailand, opening Sep 10.

Here are some of the works that will be on show.

A remarkable new series by one of my favorite Indonesian artist FX Harsono (see previous posts), who proves again that he can keep on reinventing himself and his works.

FX Harsono, Read the sign, read the history

FX Harsono, Writing in the rain #1, 2011

Geraldine Javier, Blood Type C (Catholic), Major Major G (Guilt), 2011,

Eko Nugroho , No Prosperity Allowed, 2010, machine embroidered rayon thread on fabric backing

Eko Nugroho , Spicy Tolerance, 2010, acrylic on canvas

Agus Suwage, The Kiss #4, 2011, oil and acrylic on canvas

Ugo Untoro, Untitled, 1998, mixed media on cardboard
Natee Utarit, The Defiance, 2011

Vertical Submarine