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[exhibition review]

MALAYSIA

12 ASEAN Artists

Iola Lenzi


ANITA MAGSAYSAY-HO, Lavandera (Laundry Women), 1957, oil on board, 45 x 53 cm, private collection

Southeast Asia's transition from modernism to postmodernism, conflicting commercial and institutional interests, race politics, gender issues, regional cultural agendas, and the credibility of Southeast Asian art institutions were some of the topics addressed, deliberately or inadvertently, by an exhibition organised in Kuala Lumpur in late 2000. Titled '12 ASEAN Artists', the exhibition inaugurated a new wing of the National Art Gallery (Balai Seni Lukis Negara), as well as marking theā€¦

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