Asian Modernism
Diverse Development in Indonesia, the Philippines, and Thailand

Exhibition

Flyer of Asian Modernism exhibition

Using examples from Indonesia, the Philippines, and Thailand—three countries with different historical and cultural backgrounds—the exhibition organizers tested the process of the reception of Western modernism in the art of the region, exploring the theme “What does modernity mean to Asia?” The exhibition featured 140 works by 50 artists, ranging from valuable oil paintings dating from the mid-19th century, when Western art techniques were introduced to the region, to new works by artists active at the time of the exhibition. The exhibition also served as a new experiment in transcending specialties, as each of the three Japanese curators focused on a single country in tandem with a local co-curator while also receiving advice from regional researchers.

Data
Dates & Venue
(Tokyo)
October 28–December 3, 1995
The Japan Foundation Forum
(Manila) February 6–March 6, 1996
Metropolitan Museum of Manila
(Bangkok) May 8–28, 1996
The National Gallery, Bangkok
(Jakarta) June 21–July 7, 1996
Gedung Pameran Seni Rupa, Departemen Pendidikan dan Kebudayaan
Curators Tatehata Akira (Professor, Tama Art University)
Mizusawa Tsutomu (Curator, The Museum of Modern Art, Kamakura)
Shioda Junichi (Curator, Museum of Contemporary Art, Tokyo)
Co-curators Jim Supangkat (Art Critic)
Alice G. Guillermo (Associate Professor, University of the Philippines)
Somporn Rodboon (Assistant Professor, Silpakorn University)
Special Advisor Ishii Yoneo (Professor, Sophia University)
Artists Indonesia
Raden Saleh, S. Soedjojono, Affandi, Mochtar Apin, Ahmad Sadali, Srihadi Soedarsono, G. Sidharta, A. D. Pirous, F. X. Harsono, Bachtiar Zainoel, Nyoman Nuarta, Dede Eri Supria, Anusapati, Tisna Sanjaya, Nindityo Adipurnomo
Philippines
Jose Honorato Lozano, Felix Resurreccion Hidalgo, Juan Luna, Simon Flores y de la Rosa, Fernando Amorsolo, Victorio Edades, Galo B. Ocampo, Hernando R. Ocampo, Vicente Manansala, Cesar Legaspi, Arturo Luz, Guillermo Tolentino, Napoleon Abueva, Ben Cabrera, Imelda Cajipe-Endaya, Julie Lluch, Reberto Feleo, Charlie Co
Thailand
Khrua In Khong, Phra Soralaklikhit, Silpa Bhirasri, Fua Hariphitak, Jitr Buabusaya, Khien Yimsiri, Tawee Nandakwang, Sawasdi Tantisuk, Prayura Uluchadha, Chalood Nimsamer, Sompot Upa-In, Chang Se Tang, Pratuang Emjaroen, Pichai Nirand, Thawan Duchanee, Montien Boonma, Vasan Sitthiket
Organizers Tokyo
The Japan Foundation Asia Center
Manila
Metropolitan Museum of Manila; Embassy of Japan, the Philippines; The Japan Foundation
Bangkok
The Fine Arts Department, Ministry of Education, Thailand; The Japan Foundation
Jakarta
Directorate General for Culture, Ministry of Education and Culture, Republic of Indonesia; The Japan Foundation
Related Programs Forum “The Contemporary Art of Asia and Its Historical Background”
October 28, 1995 / The Japan Foundation Conference Hall / Participants: Tatehata Akira, Mizusawa Tsutomu, Shioda Junichi, Jim Supangkat, Tisna Sanjaya, Alice G. Guillermo, Charlie Co, Somporn Rodboon, Vasan Sitthiket, John Clark

Catalogue

Asian Modernism: Diverse Development in Indonesia, the Philippines, and Thailand
Edited by Furuichi Yasuko; Nakamoto Kazumi

  • Publisher:
    Tokyo: The Japan Foundation Asia Center
  • Year:
    1995
  • Total Number of Pages:
    280
  • Size:
    25 cm
  • Language:
    Japanese (jpn); English (eng)
  • NCID:
    BN13499671

[Contents]

p. 5 Foreword
The Japan Foundation Asia Center
p. 9 アジアのモダニズム展によせて
石井米雄
p. 11 1. インドネシア
p. 13 批評としての美術
建畠晢
p. 17 インドネシアにおけるモダニズムの出現とその背景
ジム・スパンカット
p. 29 Plates
p. 53 作家解説
p. 61 2. フィリピン
p. 63 〈迷い子〉のささやき─リアリズムの系譜
水沢勉
p. 68 フィリピンにおけるモダンアートの歴史
アリス・G・ギリェルモ
p. 81 Plates
p. 105 作家解説
p. 115 3. タイ
p. 117 バンコク–チェンマイ モダンの在処
塩田純一
p. 124 タイにおけるモダンアートの歴史
ソンポーン・ロッブーン
p. 137 Plates
p. 161 作家解説
p. 171 東南アジアにおける近代
白石隆
p. 176 関連年表
編= 柳沢秀行、古市保子
p. 197 A Message for the Asian Modernism Exhibition
Ishii Yoneo
p. 199 1. Indonesia
p. 200 Art as Criticism
Tatehata Akira
p. 204 The Emergence of Indonesian Modernism and its Background
Jim Supangkat
p. 214 Artists
p. 219 2. The Philippines
p. 220 Whispers of a Lost Child: The Heritage of Realism
Mizusawa Tsutomu
p. 224 The History of Modern Art in the Philippines
Alice G. Guillermo
p. 232 Artists
p. 237 3. Thailand
p. 238 Bangkok and Chiang Mai: Ways of Modernity
Shioda Junichi
p. 243 History of Modern Art in Thailand
Somporn Rodboon
p. 252 Artists
p. 257 The Modern in Southeast Asia
Shiraishi Takashi (Associate Professor for History and Asian Studies, Cornell University)
p. 263 Chronology
Edited by Yanagisawa Hideyuki (Curator, The Okayama Prefectural Museum of Art), Furuichi Yasuko (The Japan Foundation Asia Center)

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