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
The Australian: Indonesia’s Maryanto makes impact at Adelaide’s OzAsia Festival
RealTime: OzAsia: Tangling with utopia
CityMag: Pursuit of perfection
Art Guide: After Utopia: Revisiting the Ideal in Asian Contemporary Art
The Adelaide Review: After Utopia: Revisiting the Ideal in Asian Contemporary Art
ArtsHub: After Utopia: Revisiting the Asian Ideal in Contemporary Art
Art Monthly: Sociopolitical whirls: After Utopia at Samstag
ON ART: Friday 22 September, 1 - 2pm
Floortalk with Tan Siuli, Co-Curator, After Utopia and Curatorial Co-Head, Singapore Art Museum.