Awakenings: Art in Society in Asia 1960s-1990s Postcard Series
Awakenings: Art in Society in Asia 1960s-1990s Postcard Series

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Awakenings: Art in Society in Asia 1960s-1990s Postcard Series

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Awakenings: Art in Society in Asia 1960s–1990s examines the powerful role that artists across Asia played during one of the region’s most turbulent periods. The impact of these wars, along with changes within Asia due to rapid modernisation, the rise of nationalism, student activism, and democratic movements led to massive social upheavals in the region.

“Awakenings,” the title of this exhibition, refers to the emergence of a political consciousness amongst artists across Asia in response to this turmoil. They sought to radically change society, challenging authoritarian strictures and aesthetic conventions through their artworks. This exhibition draws connections between avant-garde art practices in Cambodia, China, Hong Kong, India, Indonesia, Japan, Malaysia, the Philippines, Singapore, South Korea, Taiwan, and Thailand, thereby transcending national frameworks.

Artwork Information

Lee Kang-so
Disappearance – Bar in the Gallery
1973 (reprinted in 2018)
Collection of National Museum of Modern and Contemporary Art, Korea
Documentation of performance at Myeongdong Gallery, Seoul, 25 June 1973

Lee Kang-so
Disappearance – Bar in the Gallery
1973 (reprinted in 2018)
Collection of National Museum of Modern and Contemporary Art, Korea
Documentation of performance at Myeongdong Gallery, Seoul, 25 June 1973

Frog King KWOK
Plastic Bag Performance and Installation
1979, reprinted in 2018
Photograph, inkjet print on paper, 33 x 50 cm
Collection of the artist
Documentation of performance in Tiananmen Square, Beijing, April 1979
Frog King KWOK MANG HO, image courtesy of Frog King KWOK Mang HO and Asia Art Archive

Chang Chao-Tang
Panchiao
1964
Gelatin silver print on paper, 28 x 36 cm
Collection of the artist
Image courtesy of Chang Chao-Tang

Product Information

14.8 x 10.5 cm