The Guggenheim in collaboration with UBS started a multi-year initiative to explore contemporary art in three geographical regions. The focus regions are Southeast Asia, Latin America, and the Middle East and North Africa.
No Country: Contemporary Art from South Southeast Asia is the first of the three exhibits. This was first seen at the Guggenheim Museum last year, followed by Hong Kong, and it’s now in it’s third presentation in Singapore. This exhibit showcases art pieces by artist around South and Southeast Asia and it’s very close to home now in Singapore. Works from 16 artists are featured in the exhibit and they explore the four themes: reflection and encounter, intersections and dualities, diversities and divisions, and the desire for unity and community. This is a must see for art lovers here and it will be around till the 20th of July at the Centre for Contemporary Art. You can read more here.
The second in the series will be housed in Solomon R. Guggenheim Museum in New York – Under the Same Sun: Art from Latin America Today. It will feature 50 works by 37 artists and collectives from 16 countries in Latin America. It will be held from 13th of June to the 1st of October 2014. You can read more here.
You can find out more about the Guggenhiem foundation here. It is dedicated to promoting the understanding and appreciation of art, primarily of the modern and contemporary periods, through exhibitions, education programs, research initiatives, and publications. They have museums located around the world including New York, Venice, Bilbao, and Abu Dhabi.
Date – 10th May to 20th July 2014
Location – Centre for Contemporary Art (CCA), Blk 43, Malan Road, Gillman Barracks
Admission is free.