Visions of Happiness:
Ten Asian Contemporary Artists

Exhibition

Flyer of VISION OF HAPPINESS exhibition

At the time when this exhibition was held in 1995, there were projections that, in light of the tremendous economic growth in the region, the 21st century would be the Asian century, and that there would be a concurrent collapse of Western values. Anticipating the arrival of that new age, the organizers of this exhibition strove to shed light on the kinds of happiness that Asian people were seeking, as reflected in artworks by 10 artists from eight countries—China, Indonesia, Japan, Korea, Malaysia, the Philippines, Singapore, and Thailand. Most of the contributing artists, who were in their twenties and thirties at the time, have continued to work at the forefront of contemporary art practice through the 2010s.

Data
Dates & Venue
(Tokyo)
February 25–March 26, 1995
The Japan Foundation Forum
Curators Shimizu Toshio (Artistic Director, Contemporary Art Center, Art Tower Mito)
Artists Fang Lijun, Feng Mengbo, Heri Dono, Sone Yutaka, Choi Jeong Hwa, Wong Hoy Cheong, Reamillo & Juliet, Suzann Victor, Araya Rasdjarmrearnsook, Chatchai Puipia
Organizers The Japan Foundation ASEAN Culture Center
Related Programs Opening Gallery Talk
February 25, 1995 / The Japan Foundation Forum / Participants: Heri Dono, Sone Yutaka, Choi Jeong Hwa, Reamillo & Juliet, Suzann Victor, Araya Rasdjarmrearnsook / Moderator: Shimizu Toshio
Commemorative Performance “Moribund=Senen-Kemis”
February 25, 1995 / The Japan Foundation Forum / Performer: Heri Dono

Catalogue

Visions of Happiness: Ten Asian Contemporary Artists
Edited by Furuichi Yasuko

  • Publisher:
    Tokyo: The Japan Foundation ASEAN Culture Center
  • Year:
    1995
  • Total Number of Pages:
    88
  • Size:
    30 cm
  • Language:
    Japanese (jpn); English (eng)
  • NCID:
    BN13835225

[Contents]

p. 5 Foreword
The Japan Foundation ASEAN Culture Center
p. 15 Visions of Happiness
Shimizu Toshio
p. 25 Plates
p. 67 Biography
p. 83 List of Exhibited Works

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Visions of Happiness: Ten Asian Contemporary Artists


Document

Cover of VISION OF HAPPINESS exhibition commentary

Visions of Happiness: Ten Asian Contemporary Artists
Edited by Furuichi Yasuko

  • Publisher:
    Tokyo: The Japan Foundation ASEAN Culture Center
  • Year:
    1995
  • Total Number of Pages:
    16
  • Size:
    30 cm
  • Language:
    Japanese (jpn); English (eng)

[Contents]

p. 3 Entrance / Room 1
p. 5 Room 2
p. 13 Commemorative of Performance
p. 13 On the “Visions of Happiness” Exhibition
Shimizu Toshio

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