Kawayan De Guia, Bomba (detail), 2011

After Utopia: Revisiting the Ideal in Asian Contemporary Art

Curated by Tan Siuli, Curatorial Co-Head, Singapore Art Museum

Friday 22 September - Friday 1 December 2017

The search for Utopia is a ceaseless human endeavour. After Utopia explores how our ideals mirror our innermost yearnings and that gnawing sense that this world and its realities are not enough. Through an exciting partnership with Singapore Art Museum and the OzAsia Festival, Samstag highlights the diverse artistic practices of South East Asia in an exhibition that draws largely from Singapore Art Museum’s permanent collections.

After Utopia features moving image, installation, painting and sculpture by artists Chris Chong Chan Fui (Malaysia); Donna Ong (Singapore); Geraldine Javier (Philippines); Ian Woo (Singapore); Kamin Lertchaiprasert (Thailand); Kawayan de Guia (Philippines); Maryanto (Indonesia); Miti Ruangkritya (Thailand); Shannon Lee Castleman (USA); Svay Sareth (Cambodia) and The Propeller Group (USA and Vietnam).

A Singapore Art Museum exhibition curated by Tan Siuli and Louis Ho, presented in partnership with the Samstag Museum of Art and 2017 OzAsia Festival.


READ: After Utopia: Revisiting the Ideal in Asian Contemporary Art catalogue

READ: Media Release


ON ART: Friday 22 September, 1 - 2pm

Floortalk with Tan Siuli (Singapore). See details.