March 8, 2017

It is with great pleasure to announce that The National Art Center, Tokyo, Mori Art Museum and the Japan Foundation Asia Center are to present “SUNSHOWER: Contemporary Art from Southeast Asia 1980s to Now” exhibition from Wednesday, July 5 through Monday, October 23, 2017. This is an aspiring exhibition to commemorate the year 2017 which happens to be the 50th anniversary of ASEAN (Association of Southeast Asian Nations) by showcasing the contemporary art of the region, and will be one of the largest Southeast Asian contemporary art exhibitions in history. Originally, the idea of exhibition was conceived by the Director-General of the National Art Center, Tokyo, and Director of the Mori Art Museum - both in the same Roppongi area of Tokyo - and supported by The Japan Foundation. Three parties came together, set up a 14-member curatorial team for this first-ever joint exhibition that has selected approximately 180 artworks by 85 artists (TBD) from 10 ASEAN member countries as a result of the two-and-half-year-long field research conducted in the region*,and are to exhibit them in two separate venues.


General Inquiries
The Japan Foundation Asia Center
Person in charge: Nemoto (Mr.)
Tel: +81-(0)3-5369-6140

Press Inquiries
“SUNSHOWER” Exhibition PR Office [c/o Kyodo Public Relations]
Tel: +81-(0)3-3575-9823 Fax: +81-(0)3-3574-0316

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