'Assembling over 60 contemporary works from eight Southeast Asian countries, Concept Context Contestation charts the art of three generations from the 1970s until today. Commissioned by Bangkok Art and Culture Centre, and curated by Iola Lenzi (Singapore), Agung Hujatnikajennong (Indonesia) and Vipash Purichanont (Thailand), the exhibition instigates cross-national and cross-generational expressive dialogues to reveal the region's deployment of conceptual approaches in the making of art with social purpose. Including media and artistic genres of all types, the exhibition further uncovers the cross-disciplinary nature of regional contemporary art. Finally, exposing artists' predilection for interactive strategies that stimulate public engagement with real issues, Concept Context Contestation illustrates the way in which Southeast Asian contemporary art meshes with life.' - from the back cover

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Conceptual Strategies in Southeast Asian Art: A Local Narrative - Iola LENZI
Trajectories/Contingencies: Indonesian Contemporary Art and the Regional Context - Agung HUJATNIKAJENNONG
Contesting Communities - Vipash PURICHANONT
Navigating Community: Making Space to Tend to the One and the Many - Eileen LEGASPI-RAMIREZ
Homegrown: The Origins of Performance Art in Myanmar - Nathalie JOHNSTON
Beyond Markets: The New Zeitgeist of Indonesian Art - Paul KHOO
On Collectives
Project 304: An Alternative Contemporary Art Space - Anothai OUPKUM
The Search for Stable Ground in Indonesia's Art Scene - Mella JAARSMA
Salon Natasha: Opposing the Sanctioned Mainstream - Natasha KRAEVSKAIA

The Artist Village and the Birth of Contemporary Art in Singapore: Koh Nguang How in Conversation with Iola Lenzi

- KOH Nguanghow, 許元豪
Concept Context Contestation: Art and the Collective in Southeast Asia
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Concept Context Contestation: Art and the Collective in Southeast Asia

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