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DATE 27 MAY 2010, THU
VENUE The Bay Room
The 21st century has been dubbed the Asian Century. But if the first decade of the new millennium has been dominated by China and India’s dazzling economic and social transformations, Southeast Asia, though less familiar, is changing rapidly too. Indeed, as one of the most culturally, religiously and linguistically diverse regions in the world, Southeast Asia and its distinctive pluralism uniquely embody a functioning globalised framework for local concerns. No surprise then that Southeast Asia’s complex history, evolving identity and national stories are often the focus of the region's sophisticated and dynamic contemporary art.
This symposium will assemble these seven regional artists who will articulate ideas about history, personal and national, as well as give form to their vision of our region’s evolving place in the world.