A “work in progress,” the SEA Project: Contemporary Art from Southeast Asia 1980 to Now reveals the preparations and processes by which an exhibition is made. We will update the plan as the project proceeds throughout the months.
2017.07.05 - 10.23
"SUNSHOWER: Contemporary Art from Southeast Asia 1980s to Now" starts!
Special Screening: Identity Issues in Singapore and Malaysia Seen Through Films
As the exhibition-related event, there will be screenings of two movies from Singapore and Malaysia revolving around the theme of the ”diverse identity” issues, which is one of sections constructing the exhibition.
2016.12.21 – 12.22
Curatorial Meeting 04
The entire member of the curatorial team gathered in Roppongi, Tokyo, to discuss structures between the two venues, selection of artists and works.
2016.11.08 – 11.11
Second Research Trip 09: Singapore
The curatorial team flies to Singapore again.
2016.09.25 – 09.29
Second Research Trip 08: Brunei Darussalam and Malaysia
The curatorial team flies to Bandar Seri Begawan and Kuala Lumpur.
Performance and Talk by Heri Dono + Report of the SEA PROJECT Research in Indonesia
For the second edition of SEA PROJECT-related event, we are happy to announce the twofold program: Part 1) performance and talk by renowned Indonesian artist Heri Dono, and Part 2) progress report on “Now of Indonesian Contemporary Art” by curators who conducted research in Indonesia.
2016.05.23 – 05.27
Curatorial Meeting 03
The entire member of the curatorial team gathers in Roppongi, Tokyo, to discuss the findings of the Thai research, structures between the two venues, selection of artists and works etc.
2016.05.06 – 05.13
Research Trip 07: Thailand
The curatorial team flies to Bangkok and Chiang Mai.
2016.02.28 – 03.02
Curatorial Meeting 02
The entire member of the curatorial team gathers in Roppongi, Tokyo, to discuss the findings of the research trips, exhibition concept(s), structures between the two venues, selection of artists and works etc.
SEA PROJECT Symposium 01
How has Japan engaged with Contemporary Art in Southeast Asia?
This symposium will explore the questions of how Japan has studied and presented Southeast Asian contemporary art since 1980, what sort of discussions have resulted from this, and what role Japanese performance art has played in Southeast Asia.
2016.01.21 – 01.28
Research Trip 06: Singapore, Cambodia, Laos
The curatorial team flies to Singapore, Phnom Penh, and Vientiane.
2015.12.13 – 12.20
Research Trip 05: Vietnam
The curatorial team flies to Hanoi and Ho Chi Minh City.
2015.11.13 – 11.23
Research Trip 04: Indonesia and Australia
The curatorial team flies to Jakarta, Surabaya, Yogyakarata, Brisbane, and Sydney.
2015.10.24 – 10.28
Research Trip 03: Myanmar
The curatorial team flies to Yangon and Mandalay.
Study Session 05: Myanmar
A preview of Burmese art prior to the research trip.
2015.08.02 – 08.03
Curatorial Meeting 01
The entire Curatorial Team gathers in Tokyo for a brainstorming session. The first day consists of presentations from the curators from Southeast Asia on the art scenes of ASEAN countries, and on the second day, the curatorial team discussed in length about the framework of the exhibition.
Study Session 04: Vietnamese contemporary art with Zoe Butt (Director, San Art)
The Tokyo curators learn about Vietnamese contemporary art from San Art Director, Zoe Butt.
Study Sesson 03: Vandy Rattana and Kanitha Tith
The Tokyo curators speak to contemporary artists, Vandy Rattana and Kanitha Tith about their practices.
2015.02.04 – 02.11
Research Trip 02: Brunei Darussalam and Malaysia
The curatorial team flies to Bandar Seri Begawan, Kota Kinabalu, and Kuala Lumpur.
2015.01.08 – 01.12
Research Trip 01: the Philippines
The curatorial team flies to Manila.
Study Session 02: the Philippines and Malaysia
A preview of Filipino and Malaysian art prior to the research trip.
Study Session 01
On Southeast Asian art exhibitions organized by the Japan Foundation.
2014 Summer to Winter