CONFLUENCES & DIVERSITIES
IN SOUTHEAST ASIA ART
12 – 21 May 2017 │ ION Art Gallery
Anthony Chua Say Hua│Aung Myint│Bai Tian Yuan
Bui Cong Khanh│Ha Manh Thang│Hong Sek Chern
U Lun Gywe│M.P.P Yei Myint│MIchael Lee
Nyein Chan Su│Nguyen Trung│Nguyen Tu Nghiem
San Minn│Sujak Rahman│Sunar Sugiyou│U Win Pe
Southeast Asian art in its contemporary form is as diverse as the many lands, languages, cultures and nationalities that it is comprised of. Yet there are many meeting points, where artists’ thoughts and creative energies cross the lines to connect. Our histories, in particular Singapore, Vietnam and Myanmar (because we have experience of these artists) do bear thematic links. There is resonance in the many themes in this exhibition – being/living in a safe space, isolation and individualism, freedoms and control, issues of gender and women, personal and local histories.
The artworks selected reflect the diversity of the artists represented. Often these are recent works, although we have included a few older works where available, to show transitions, or ongoing pre-occupations of the artists.
Exhibition 12 – 21 May, 10am to 10pm daily
ION Art Gallery, Level 4, ION Orchard
Chryse Gallery of Fine Art & THEO Arts Professionals