Essay: A Task for Southeast Asian Contemporary Art – Legacy of Colonialism

Modernity and Modern Art (1850s – 1945)

Let us agree for the moment on a common definition of the term Contemporary Art. The term, as succinctly as possible, is simply a type of art form and content that addresses, reflects and responds to a particular time in a particular age. Continue reading Essay: A Task for Southeast Asian Contemporary Art – Legacy of Colonialism

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Essay: A Task for Southeast Asian Contemporary Art – Introduction

What is Southeast Asian Contemporary Art? To answer this question, we have to answer a more fundamental question; what is ‘contemporary art’?  Where did it come from? How does it matter to artists? Why does it matter to artists? Does it  matter at all? Continue reading Essay: A Task for Southeast Asian Contemporary Art – Introduction