'This collection gathers new histories of art and architecture from Cambodia, Indonesia, Hong Kong, Myanmar, the Philippines, Singapore, Thailand and beyond. Ten essays by emerging scholars draw upon unexplored archives and works of art, bearing witness to rich local histories and the complexity of artistic exchanges in the context of postcolonialism and the Cold War, the legacies of which still shape the region today.' - from back cover.

Contributors include Roger Nelson, Chomchon Fusinpaiboon, Brigitta Isabella, Michelle Wong, Simon S Y Soon, Thanavi Chotpradit, Wulan Dirgantoro, Eileen Legaspi-Ramirez, Clare Veal, and Melissa Carlson.

Access level

Onsite

Location code REF.WHS
Language

English

Publication/Creation date

2018

No of pages

332

ISBN / ISSN

9780909952921

No of copies

1

Content type

anthology

Chapter headings

Aligning New Histories of Southeast Asian Art

- Phoebe SCOTT, Yvonne LOW, Sarena ABDULLAH, Stephen WHITEMAN

‘The Work the Nation Depends On’: Landscapes and Women in the Paintings of Nhek Dim

- Roger NELSON

Strategic Modernism: The Architecture of HSH Prince Vodhyakara Varavarn and Modern Thailand in Transition, 1950s–1960s

The Politics of Friendship: Modern Art in Indonesia’s Cultural Diplomacy, 1950–65

Circulating Abstraction: Exhibiting Hong Kong in Manila, 1961–82

- Michelle WONG, 黃湲婷

Place of Learning: The Contested Cultural Topographies of Nanyang University and The Chinese University of Hong Kong

- Simon SOON

Re-Establishing the Kingdom: Anti-Communist Monuments in the Thai Highlands

- Thanavi CHOTPRADIT

Aesthetics of Silence: Exploring Trauma and Indonesian Paintings After 1965

- Wulan DIRGANTORO

Embodied Subjectivities: Accounts of Affect in Lani Maestro’s Site-Specific Work, 1970s–1990s

- Eileen LEGASPI-RAMIREZ

Beyond Reality: Locating the Sur-Real in Thai Photography

- Clare VEAL

Painting Through the Cheroot Haze: Censorship of Female Artists in Socialist Burma, 1962–88

- Melissa CARLSON

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Ambitious Alignments: New Histories of Southeast Asian Art 1945–1990