Commemorating the 50th Anniversary of ASEAN
SUNSHOWER: Contemporary Art from Southeast Asia
1980s to Now

Introduction

With its total population counting around 600 million, multi-ethnic, multi-lingual, multi-faith Southeast Asia has nurtured a truly dynamic and diverse culture. Contemporary art from the emerging economic powerhouse of Southeast Asia is currently earning widespread international attention. The “sunshower” – rain falling from clear skies – is an intriguing yet frequently-seen meteorological phenomenon in Southeast Asia, and serves as a metaphor for the vicissitudes of the region. This exhibition, the largest-ever in scale, seeks to explore the many practices of contemporary art in Southeast Asia since 1980s from 9 different perspectives. It aims to showcase its inconceivable dynamism of Southeast Asia that is somewhat nostalgic yet extraordinarily new.

Period

Wednesday, July 5, 2017 - Monday, October 23, 2017

Venues

  • Special Exhibition Gallery 2E, The National Art Center, Tokyo
    7-22-2 Roppongi Minato-ku, Tokyo 106-8558

    Opening Hours: 10:00-18:00 (10:00-20:00 on Fridays and Saturdays)
    * Admission until 30 minutes before closing
    Closed on Tuesdays

  • Mori Art Museum
    53F, Roppongi Hills Mori Tower, 6-10-1 Roppongi, Minato-ku, Tokyo 106-6150

    Opening Hours: 10:00-22:00 (10:00-17:00 on Tuesdays)
    * Admission until 30 minutes before closing
    Open everyday

Organizers

The National Art Center, Tokyo; Mori Art Museum; The Japan Foundation Asia Center

Inquiries

+81-(0)3-5777-8600 (Hello Dial)

For Press

Download Press Release (PDF/1.6MB)

Works

Jompet Kuswidananto / Words and Possible Movement

Jompet Kuswidananto / Words and Possible Movement / 2013
Motorbikes without machine, fabric flags / Dimension variable
Collection: Mori Art Museum, Tokyo

Yee I-Lann / Fluid World

Yee I-Lann / Fluid World: Orang Besar Series / 2010
Direct digital Mimaki inkjet print with acid dye, batik crackle Japanese Ai natural indigo dye on 100% silk twill / 140.5x298cm
Courtesy: Silverlens Galleries, Makati, Philippines

Admission (Tax included)

Ticket for both venues

 

Day Ticket

Advance Ticket

Adult

1,800 yen

1,600 yen

Student (College / University)

800 yen

600 yen

Ticket for single venue

 

Day Ticket

Group Ticket

Adult

1,000 yen

800 yen

Student (College / University)

500 yen

300 yen

  • * All students: Please present some form of valid student ID. Those up to highschool and less than 18 years of age will be free of admission fee upon presenting a valid form of ID.
  • * Disabled persons (plus one accompanied person) will be free of admission fee upon presenting Disabled Person's Handbook or an equivalent form of government-issued ID.
  • * "Group" admission rate is applied to a party of more than 20 persons for The National Art Center, Tokyo and 15 for Mori Art Museum. Group Tickets are sold at each facility.
  • * Advance Tickets can be purchased through the exhibition website ("Set Ticket" only. The period of advance sales will be announced on the website at a later date).
  • * "ATRo Savings" (200 yen off) are applied to those who show ticket stubs of the exhibition held at the Suntory Museum of Art, The National Art Center, Tokyo and Mori Art Museum (Only single ticket stubs of The National Art Center, Tokyo / Mori Art Museum are valid).
  • * Additional entrance fee to facilities adjacent to the Mori Art Museum (i.e. Tokyo City View observation deck, Sky Deck and Mori Arts Center Gallery) is required.
  • The National Art Center, Tokyo
  • Mori Art Museum
  • The Japan Foundation Asia Center
SEA PROJECT

The preparation processes leading to this exhibition can be read on the SEA PROJECT website