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Back Book Title Ambitious Alignments : New Histories of Southeast Asian Art, 1945-1990

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Ambitious Alignments : New Histories of Southeast Asian Art, 1945-1990
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- Stephen H. Whiteman (et al.)
- Singapore
- National Gallery Singapore,Singapore
- 9780909952921
- 2019
- viii, 336p. Includes Index
- 950 gms.
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How does one define the art of a region without losing sight of cultural specificity? This question has often plagued art historical studies of the “global,” but this exceptional collaborative research effort, conceived through archival research, extensive fieldwork and new theoretical perspectives, succeeds where others have failed: in presenting transnational perspectives on post-war artistic practices and the processes of de-colonisation in Southeast Asia without losing sight of national singularities. —Nora A. Taylor, Alsdorf Professor of South and Southeast Asian Art, School of the Art Institute of Chicago These are gritty, painstaking, revealing studies of topics that are infrequently represented in research into art and its histories. When regarded collectively in this volume, the new in fields of Southeast Asian art is not only promised but inaugurated significantly. —T K Sabapathy, National University of Singapore This new volume, co-published by Power Publications and National Gallery Singapore, 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.

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