CONCEPT CONTEXT CONTESTATION: ART AND THE COLLECTIVE IN SOUTHEAST ASIA Bui Cong Khanh,Manit Sriwanichpoom,Prapat Jiwarangsan,Sutee Kunavichayanont,Michael Shaowanasai 16 Nov,2013|ARTIST'S NEWS

The Bangkok Art and Culture Centre (BACC) presents Concept Context Contestation: art and the collective in Southeast Asia, a new exhibition about conceptual approaches to making art for, with, and about the collective and collective issues in Southeast Asia.  

The exhibition includes: Bui Cong Khanh, Manit Sriwanichpoom, Michael Shaowanasai, Prapat Jiwarangsan, Sutee Kunavichayanont and Vandy Rattana.
For the last two decades Southeast Asian contemporary art has travelled the world generating universal excitement. Though diverse in its forms and in the cultural and political environments that have spawned it, Southeast Asian art of today is testament to Southeast Asia’s shared regional history and 21st century solidarity. In a spirit of unity, and anticipating ASEAN integration commencing in 2015, Bangkok Art and Culture Centre is proudly presenting a new and specially BACC-commissioned exhibition of regional contemporary visual art, the biggest ever Southeast Asian contemporary art show produced in Thailand Concept Context Contestation: art and the collective in Southeast Asia
Curated in close collaboration with BACC by three respected Southeast Asia specialists and curators from Singapore, Indonesia and Thailand, Concept Context Contestation: art and the collective in Southeast Asia, will be visually stimulating for the public at large, while also offering art historical insights into our own regional visual culture of today. Through the works of artists from Thailand, Indonesia, Philippines, Vietnam, Malaysia, Singapore, Burma and Cambodia, the show will chart one of regional contemporary art’s most important threads, locally-rooted conceptual thinking used to engage in ideas about and for the collective. It will investigate the close connection between conceptual approaches and social ideologies in Southeast Asian contemporary art of the last four decades.