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Friday, January 19, 2018

NEW YORK | Curatorial Walk-through of "After Darkness: Southeast Asian Art and the Wake of History"

Start Date: 1/19/2018 4:00 PM EST
End Date: 1/19/2018 6:00 PM EST

Venue Name: Asia Society Museum

725 Park Avenue
New York, NY  United States  10021

Organization Name: ArtTable NY

Imogen Fairbairn
Email: programs@arttable.org
Phone: 212 343 1735 Ext.13


Members I $15
Guests | $20


Join ArtTable New York for a guided tour and conversation at the Asia Society. Michelle Yun, Senior Curator of Modern and Contemporary Art at Asia Society, will lead us through After Darkness: Southeast Asian Art in the Wake of History.

At a time of social and political tension, how should art and artists respond to the challenges of the moment? Does art have the power to change the world or does the world shape the evolution of art? After Darkness: Southeast Asian Art in the Wake of History considers these questions through the work of seven contemporary artists and one artist group from Indonesia, Myanmar, and Vietnam, whose lives and artistic practices have intersected with defining periods of socio-political transition in their respective societies. Indonesian artists FX Harsono and Tintin Hulia have each created powerful work following the turmoil and intermittent violence that erupted in Indonesia during the 1998 Reformasi period, the country’s politically motivated transition to a democratic government. Their practices before and after this period illustrate the complex ways in which artists participated in this transition and were also changed by it.

Michelle Yun was most recently curator at Hunter College Art Galleries where she was responsible for multiple aspects of exhibition planning and management, including curatorial, publications, conservation, and public programming. Prior to joining Hunter College in 2011, Yun—who specializes in Chinese contemporary art and diaspora artists—served as a consulting curator at the Museum of China Cultural Arts (MoCCA) Beijing. Yun also worked for a number of years at MoMA, including as curatorial assistant in the Department of Painting and Sculpture from 2003–2006. 

Thank you to Robin White Owen for organizing this event and to Michelle Yun for her time.

Image: Left, Dinh Q. Le‘s “Scroll #1 and Scroll #4, WTC From Four Perspectives,” in the exhibition “After Darkness: Southeast Asian Art in the Wake of History” at the Asia Society. Right, F.X. Harsono’s “The Voices Are Controlled by the Powers,” from 1994. CreditPerry Hu/Asia Society 

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