'This anthology explores artistic practices and works from a diverse and vibrant region. Scholars, critics, and curators offer their perspectives on Southeast Asian art and artists, aiming not to define the field but to illuminate its changing nature and its interactions with creative endeavors and histories originating elsewhere. These essays examine a range of new and modern work, from sculptures that invoke post-conflict trauma in Cambodia to Thai art installations that invite audience participation and thereby challenge traditional definitions of the "art object." In this way, the authors not only provide a lively study of regional art, but challenge and expand broad debates about international and transnational art.' —from the back cover

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Introduction: Who Speaks for Southeast Asian Art?

- Nora A. TAYLOR

The Southeast Asian Modern: Three Artists

- John CLARK, 姜苦樂

Vietnamese Modern Art: An Unfinished Journey


The Cultural Politics of Modern and Contemporary Islamic Art in Southeast Asia

- Kenneth M. GEORGE

Thai Artists, Resisting the Age of Spectacle

- Sandra CATE

Many Returns: Contemporary Vietnamese Diasporic Artists-Organizers in Hồ Chí Minh City

- Viet LE

Of Trans(national) Subjects and Translation: The Art and Body Language of Sopheap Pich

- Boreth LY

Titik Pertama, Titik Utama—First Dot, Main Dot: Creating and Connecting in Modern / Indigenous Javanese / Global Batik Art

- Astri WRIGHT

Turns in Tropics: Artist-Curator

- Patrick D. FLORES

The Assumption of Love: Friendship and the Search for Discursive Density

- LEE Wengchoy, 李永財

Uncommon Sense: 'Empty the Visual from Eyes of Flesh'

- Flaudette May V. DATUIN

Mnemotechnical Politics: Rithy Panh's Cinematic Archive and the Return of Cambodia's Past


Interview with Jay Koh and Chu Yuan

- Grant H. KESTER

Modern and Contemporary Southeast Asian Art: An Anthology
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Modern and Contemporary Southeast Asian Art: An Anthology