ISBN : 978-988-99399-9-1
Publisher : Osage Art Foundation
Date Published : March 2016
Author : Patrick Flores, Anca Verona Mihulet, Viet Le
Editor : Patrick Flores, Anca Verona Mihulet
Designer : Noel de Guzman for Osage Design
Curator : Patrick Flores, Anca Verona Mihulet
Artist/s: : Pio Abad, Andreja Kuluncic, Dan Perjovschi, Mark Salvatus, Yao Jui-Chung,
Sebastian Moldovan, Pradeep Thalawatta, Ahdiyat Nur Hartata,
Istvan Ist Huzjan, frombandungtoberlin.com, Krassimir Terziev,
Jakrawal Nilthamrong, Dex Fernandez, Ana Adamovic, Herra Pahlasari,
Ivan Hrkas, Lia Perjovschi, Eisa jocson, Doplgenger, Maung Day, Apparatus 22,
Jon Cuyson, Kernel, Lyno Vuth, Truong Cong Tung, Leung Chi Wo,
Ana Husman, Dalibor Martinis, Ali Taptik, Lara Ogel, Merve Usal
This publication was published as the catalogue to the exhibition, South X Southeast held at Osage Hong Kong from 7 March to 3 May 2015.
The exhibition plots out the place of the “south” in the world. It is conceived as a geography and a geopolis, a formation of nature and power. It is an index of the sphere supposedly beyond the center. It may be a growth region or a flash point, a province or a threshold. The angle of this south is further sharpened by another coordinate and orientation, and that is the “east.” Taken together, the “southeast” shapes the “south” through the contemporary art of Southeast Asia and Southeast Europe. The exploration of the Southeastern condition from a spatial perspective has politicized the visuality stemming from this realm, usually zeroing in on the model of revolutions, social distress, the repressed body or the shifting conditions of the self. Using the instruments of contemporary knowledge, it is essential to resist the Leviathan texture that surrounds the Southeastern condition.
The socio-political tension in Southeast Asia and Southeast Europe has often cast the works produced in this configured space, in the same way that the profusion of certain ideas nurtured in the artistic environment has raised questions that would later prove essential to the social policies at a global level – like the interpretation of history, the use of archives or the importance of registering memory.
The projects in this exhibition dwell on intersecting themes such as the critique of the political imagination; the process of inscribing the body in the fictions of the social; and the figuring of history in the discourse and feeling of origin…