SEA: Contemporary Art in Southeast Asia

Ute Meta Bauer, Karin Oen, Boon Hui Tan (eds.)

Book format: thread-sewn linen-bound printed and embossed hardcover

204 pages illustrated with 160 color photographs
11.25 x 8.75 in (28 x 22 cm)

Publication date: April 2022
EUR 70,00 + shipping / 75 USD + shipping
ISBN: 978-3-948318-15-4


This Book is a New Introduction to Contemporary Art in Southeast Asia,” CNN Philippines

To Guide and to Desert,” artasiapacific

A beautifully illustrated, clothbound compendium presenting significant contemporary art in Southeast Asia, SEA: Contemporary Art in Southeast Asia highlights the dynamic nature of contemporary art in Southeast Asia across generations and borders. This publication provides a unique and timely opportunity to introduce a broad audience to the artistic practices of Southeast Asia as they are connected to major themes of interest, such as community engagement and organization, social and political commentary, gender and identity, environment and ecology, and material traditions and processes.

Edited by Ute Meta Bauer, Karin G. Oen, and Boon Hui Tan, this book fills a noticeable void in the landscape of arts publications, serving as an essential guide to artists working in the region. Selected by an international curatorial committee, the work of more than 60 different artists or collectives will be highlighted by introductory texts as well as images of significant works. 

Artists covered include: Agus Suwage, Alfredo and Isabel Aquilizan, Amanda Heng, Anida Yoeu Ali, Anne Samat, Anocha Suwichakornpong, Apichatpong Weerasethakul, Arahmaiani, Araya Rasdjarmrearnsook, Arin Rungjang, Cemeti Institute for Art & Society, Charles Lim Yi Yong, Chiang Mai Social Installation, Chris Chong Chan Fui, Dinh Q. Le, Eisa Jocson, Erika Tan, FX Harsono, Green Papaya Art Projects, Heman Chong, Ho Tzu Nyen, Htein Lin, I Gusti Ayu Kadek Murniasih, Khvay Samnang, Korakrit Arunanondchai, Lee Wen, Lostgens’ Contemporary Art Space, Martha Atienza, Melati Suryodarmo, Ming Wong, Moe Satt, Montien Boonma, Nguyen Trinh Thi, Nha San Collective, Norberto Roldan, Pacita Abad, Pinaree Sanpitak, Pio Abad, Po Po, Poklong Anading, Post-Museum, Rirkrit Tiravanija, Robert Zhao Renhui, Roberto Feleo, ruangrupa, Sa Sa Art Projects, Shooshie Sulaiman, Shubigi Rao, Sopheap Pich, Suzann Victor, Svay Sareth, Tang Da Wu, Taring Padi, Thao Nguyen Phan, The Artists Village, The Propeller Group, Tiffany Chung, Tisna Sanjaya, Tith Kanitha, Tran Luong, Tun Win Aung and Wah Nu, UuDam Tran Nguyen, Yee I-Lann and Yeo Siew Hua.