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Title Ambitious alignments : new histories of Southeast Asian art, 1945-1990 / edited by: Stephen H Whiteman, Sarena Abdullah, Yvonne Low, Phoebe Scott.

Published University of Sydney, NSW : Power Publications and National Gallery Singapore, 2018.


Location Call No. Status
 UniM Bail  709.59 AMBI    DUE 28-03-24
Physical description vi, 335 pages : colour illustrations ; 25 cm
Bibliography Includes bibliographical references and index.
Contents 1 Aligning New Histories of Southeast Asian Art / Phoebe Scott and Yvonne Low and Sarena Abdullah and Stephen H Whiteman -- Part 1 Art for the Nation -- Work the Nation Depends On': Landscapes and Women in the Paintings of Nhek Dim Roger Nelson p. 19 -- Strategic Modernism: The Architecture of Hsh Prince Vodhyakara Varavarn and Modern Thailand in Transition, 1950S-1960S Chomchon Fusinpaiboon p. 49 -- Part 2 Circulation and internationalism -- Politics of Friendship: Modern Art in Indonesia's Cultural Diplomacy, 1950-65 Brigitta Isabella p. 83 -- Circulating Abstraction: Exhibiting Hong Kong in Manila, 1961-82 Michelle Wong -- Part 3 Contested Topographies p. 107 -- Place of Learning: The Contested Cultural Topographies of Nanyang University and The Chinese University of Hong Kong Simon S Y Soon p. 139 -- Re-Establishing the Kingdom: Anti- Communist Monuments in the Thai Highlands Thanavi Chotpradit p. 165 -- Part 4 Trauma and Affect -- Aesthetics of Silence: Exploring Trauma and Indonesian Paintings After 1965 Wulan Dirgantoro p. 199 -- Embodied Subjectivities: Accounts of Affect in Lani Maestro's Site-Specific Work, 1970S-1990S Eileen Legaspi-Ramirez p. 225 -- Part 5 Defining 'Art' in Southeast Asia -- Beyond Reality: Locating the Sur-Real in Thai Photography Clare Veal p. 259 -- Painting Through the Cheroot Haze: Censorship of Female Artists in Socialist Burma, 1962-88 Melissa Carlson p. 291.
Summary This new volume explores the art and architecture of Southeast Asia in the postwar period. Ten essays by emerging scholars draw upon unexplored archives and works of art, bearing witness to rich local histories and uncovering complex artistic exchanges across Cambodia, Indonesia, Hong Kong, Myanmar, the Philippines, Singapore, Thailand and beyond. The collection sheds new light on the significance of architecture, painting, installation, photography, and sculpture in the historical narratives of this period and offers fresh insights into artistic production and reception within the cultural and political contexts of postcolonialism and the Cold War, the legacies of which continue to shape the region today.
Other author Whiteman, Stephen H., editor.
Sarena Abdullah, editor.
Low, Yvonne, editor.
Scott, Phoebe, editor.
Subject Art, Southeast Asian.
Art, Southeast Asian -- History -- 20th century.
ISBN 9780909952921 (paperback) $40
9780909952891 (epub) $9.99

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