In celebration of its brand new gallery space, Tang Contemporary Art this month hosts an unmissable exhibition combining works from more than a dozen major artists from China and Southeast Asia.
Running from Sep 20-Oct 30, the exhibition dubbed « Northern Land, Southern Seas » will showcase works from the likes of Entang Wiharso (Indonesia), Geraldine Javier (Philippines), Huang Yongping (China), I Nyoman Masriadi (Indonesia), Sopheap Pich (Cambodia), Xia Xing (China), Xie Nanxing (China), Zeng Fanzhi (China), and Zhao Zhao (China). The highlight, however, is arguably two pieces from Chinese contemporary artist and outspoken activist Ai Wei Wei, who was named the « world’s most powerful artist » back in 2011 by ArtReview.
Some of Thailand’s very best will be represented, too, including filmmaker Apichatpong Weerasethakul, whose retrospective exhibition at Chiang Mai’s Maiiam Contemporary Art Museum recently came to a close, Korakrit Arunanondchai, Rirkrit Tiravanija and Udomsak Krisanamis.
The works of these 14 artists will be gathered in one exhibition that explores Asia’s shift away from regionalism. The name of the exhibition is derived from “Southern Seas,” China’s name for Southeast Asia in the Ming and Qing dynasties, reflecting a China-centric view of the world, and “Northern Land,” how Southeast Asian countries viewed China.
Known for promoting the development of experimental art across Asia, Tang Contemporary Art is a longstanding institution that started in Beijing in 1997 and also has a branch in Hong Kong. It’s Bangkok gallery was previously located at Silom Galleria.
3/F, The Golden Place Plaza, Rajdamri Rd., 02-652-2732. Open Tue-Sat 11am-7pm
20 Se^tember – 30 October 16