New Art from Southeast Asia 1992


Flyer of New Art from Southeast Asia 1992 exhibition

Organized with the aim of “casting a new perspective on our Western-oriented artistic outlook and our rigid view of Asian art” (from the foreword in the exhibition catalogue), this exhibition toured four cities in Japan. Until then, the presentation of Asian art in Japan had focused on works emphasizing tradition. In contrast, this groundbreaking exhibition presented new works by 17 artists from six ASEAN countries that had experienced rapid economic growth at the start of the 1990s. Two rounds of on-site surveys lasting over a month each were held as part of the artist selection process.

Dates & Venue
September 15–25, 1992
Exhibition Gallery, Tokyo Metropolitan Art Space
(Fukuoka) September 29–October 18, 1992
Fukuoka Art Museum
(Hiroshima) October 31–November 29, 1992
Hiroshima City Museum of Contemporary Art
(Osaka) December 2–13, 1992
Kirin Plaza Osaka
Curators Nakamura Hideki (Art Critic)
Tani Arata (Art Critic)
Ushiroshoji Masahiro (Curator, Fukuoka Art Museum)
Sakonaka Yoko (Curator, Hiroshima City Museum of Contemporary Art)
Artists Supachai Satsara, Tan Chin Kuan, Mohd. Fauzin B. Mustaffa, Sansern Milindasuta, Chatchai Puipia, Lim Poh Teck, Zulkifli B.Yusoff, Heri Dono, Wong Hoy Cheong, Dadang Christanto, Abdul Malek bin Haji Metarsat, Norberto Roldan, Montien Boonma, Teguh Ostenrik, Edson Armenta, Roberto G. Villanueva, Tang Da Wu
Organizers Tokyo
The Japan Foundation; Tokyo Metropolitan Government; Tokyo Metropolitan Culture Foundation
Fukuoka Art Museum; The Japan Foundation
Hiroshima City Museum of Contemporary Art; The Asian Exchange Promotion Executive Committee; NHK Hiroshima Station; The Japan Foundation
The Southeast Asian Festival '92 Osaka Steering Committee; Kirin Plaza Osaka; The Japan Foundation
Support The Ministry of Foreign Affairs; The Embassy of Brunei; The Embassy of Indonesia; The Embassy of Malaysia; The Embassy of the Philippines; The Embassy of Singapore; The Embassy of Thailand; NHK; Hiroshima Prefectural Board of Education*; Osaka Prefectural Board of Education**; Osaka City Government Board of Education**
*Hiroshima only **Osaka only
Special Thanks Japan Airlines
Notes Southeast Asian Festival '92


New Art from Southeast Asia 1992
Edited by Furuichi Yasuko; Ushiroshoji Masahiro; Sakonaka Yoko

  • Publisher:
    Tokyo: The Japan Foundation
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  • Total Number of Pages:
  • Size:
    28 cm
  • Language:
    Japanese (jpn); English (eng)
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p. 5 Foreword
p. 13 The Self-Awareness of Human Beings in Flux
Nakamura Hideki
p. 21 The Labyrinthine Search for Self-Identity—The Art of Southeast Asia from the 1980s to the 1990s
Ushiroshoji Masahiro
p. 25 Catalogue
Text by Nakamura Hideki, Sakonaka Yoko, Tani Arata, Ushiroshoji Masahiro
p. 99 Toward an Asian School of Contemporary Art
Tani Arata
p. 105 The Artists
p. 138 Bibliography on Southeast Asian Contemporary Art
Edited by Sakonaka Yoko
p. 144 List of Works


New Art from Southeast Asia 1992

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