No Country: Contemporary Art for South and Southeast Asia, on view at the Solomon R. Guggenheim Museum in New York from February 22 through May 22, 2013, will feature work by 22 artists and collectives representing some of the most compelling and innovative voices in South and Southeast Asia today.
Focusing on the region's shifting spectrum of creative practices, the exhibition traces networks of intellectual exchange and influence, and considers the various impacts of ethno-nationalism, colonization, and globalization on national identity.
The exhibition features painting, sculpture, photography, video, works on paper, and installation, the majority of which will be on view in the United States for the first time.
"With No Country, we begin to take local, regional, and global audiences into a deeper, more rewarding, and we hope more nuanced cultural exchange," commented Richard Armstrong, Director of the Solomon R. Guggenheim Museum and Foundation.
"As the exhibition's title suggests, we have tried to take nothing for granted-including the concept of 'country' itself-in thinking about the art that is now being made, in adding to our mutual knowledge and understanding across borders, and in building a vital area of the Guggenheim's collection."
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