Bringing together artists from China and various Southeast Asian countries, the exhibition ‘Polypolis: Art from the Asian Pacific Megacities’ and this catalogue aimed at promoting a closer cultural dialogue between Asia and the European art scene. The accompanying essays study the development of contemporary art in China, Hong Kong, Singapore and Thailand in their respective social and cultural context. Brief biographies of the participating artists are included.

Access level

Onsite

Location code EX.GER.PAA
Language

English, 

German

Publication/Creation date

2001

No of pages

114

ISBN / ISSN

392267545x

No of copies

1

Content type

catalogue

Chapter headings
Polypolis in Ruins: Asia in Colour and in Black and White - Ludwig SEYFARTH
China's New China Towns - Ursula PANHANS-BUEHLER
Cities on the Move --- Powerhouse Metaphors or How an Exhibition turns the Pacific Region into a Museum - Gregor JANSEN
Modernity and Identity --- Chinese Artists Trace Outer Landscapes; Inner Dreams - CHANG Tsongzung Johnson, 張頌仁
Genetically Modified Culture --- The Age of Struggle in Contemporary Art in Thailand - Thanom CHAPAKDEE
Athens.Singapore --- A Dialogue by Ray Langenbach and Lee Weng Choy - Ray LANGENBACH
Polypolis: Art from Asian Pacific Megacities
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Polypolis: Art from Asian Pacific Megacities