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[SEA] is a series of annual exhibitions and talks at Langgeng Art Foundation, Yogyakarta, aimed at building a greater understanding of Southeast Asian contemporary art contexts and practices. The first exhibition in the series focuses on photography in Southeast Asian art.
We associate "territory" with notions of demarcated land, of "claimed space". Photographs represent territories of the seen, remembered and photographed, sites in which the "real" might be claimed and re-invented.
In many ways, photography can still be considered a new and empowering medium for Southeast Asian artists working with the image. Its immediacy, and its ambiguity, as a visual language of the real, allows for open and malleable readings of the complex and sometimes confounding, even incredible, realities which shape our peculiar experiences. Conversely, those realities invite fresh investigations into the meanings and potential of photographic images and processes.
This exhibition, curated by Adeline Ooi and Beverly Yong, gathers selected bodies of work by 16 artists from around the region who employ photography as a primary medium, or as a key medium within multi-disciplinary practices, highlighting a range of strategies through which these artists have claimed photography as a site of cultural, geographic, social and personal discourse.
Amanda Heng (Singapore)
Angki Purbandono (Indonesia)
Davy Linggar (Indonesia)
Gina Osterloh (Philippines /US)
Isa Lorenzo (Philippines)
Ismail Hashim (Malaysia)
Julia Sarisetiati (Indonesia)
Kornkrit Jianpinidnan (Thailand)
Lena Cobangbang (Philippines)
Manit Sriwanichpoom (Thailand)
Paul Kadarisman (Indonesia)
Poklong Anading (Philippines)
Steve Tirona (Philippines)
Wimo Ambala Bayang (Indonesia)
Yee I-Lann (Malaysia)
Zhao Renhui (Singapore)
Territories of the Real and Unreal: Photographic practices in contemp. Southeast Asian Art
28 Nov. 2011 -
21 Jan. 2012
Adeline Ooi and
Internat. Architecture Exhibition, 22 May - 21 November 2021. Curator: Hashim Sarkis.
59th International Art Exhibition, 23 April - 27 November 2022. Artistic Director: Cecilia Alemani.