'What makes artworks valuable? How do museums decide what to collect? Today, as the canon is being expanded to include non-Western art, these questions are posed with new urgency while at the same time answering them is becoming more complicated. Based on the eponymous exhibition at Haus der Kulturen der Welt, the book Misfits presents three artists standing at the threshold of the canon: the modernist and film actor Bagyi Aung Soe (1923, Rangoon, British Burma – 1990, Yangon, Myanmar), the artist and poet Tang Chang (1934, Bangkok, Siam – 1990, Bangkok, Thailand), and the cartoonist and filmmaker Rox Lee (born 1950 in Naga, the Philippines). None of these three exceptional figures fits the usual art historical narratives, none of the three can be seen in a national art collection. Using a succinct selection of their impressive works, Misfits reveals what made these artists both marginal and pioneering personalities and why they are important today in particular.' - from the Haus der Kulturen der Welt website

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Onsite

editor

David TEH

Location code EX.GER.MPL
Language

English

Publication/Creation date

2017

No of pages

72

ISBN / ISSN

9783000589355

No of copies

1

Content type

catalogue

Chapter headings

"Misfits": Pages from a Loose-leaf Modernity

- David TEH

Bagyi Aung Soe

- Yin Ker

Rox Lee

- Merv ESPINA

Tang Chang

- Mary PANSANGA

"Worlds Before Us": Bagyi Aung Soe and the Art Market - David Teh in Conversation with Yin Ker and Jasdeep Sandhu

Echoes: Bagyi Aung Soe Speaks - Selections by Yin Ker

Untimely Remittance: The Return of Tang Chang

- David TEH

How to Perform in Front of a Reptile: Impressions of Rox Lee, Auteur, Amateur, Autodidact

- Merv ESPINA

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"Misfits": Pages from a Loose-leaf Modernity