Special Screening: Identity Issues in Singapore and Malaysia Seen Through Films Day 2

SUNSHOWER: Contemporary Art from Southeast Asia 1980s to Now Related Program
Subtitled in Japanese and English

The National Art Center, Tokyo, the Mori Art Museum, and the Japan Foundation Asia Center will hold the exhibition SUNSHOWER: Contemporary Art from Southeast Asia 1980s to Now in summer 2017, 50 years after the formation of ASEAN (Association of Southeast Asian Nations). This exhibition will present contemporary art from 10 ASEAN countries since the 1980s, consisting of various different themes such as aspirations for freedom, growth and its dark sides, community, different identities, faith and tradition, and the revisiting of history. In this event, we will screen two films from Singapore and Malaysia focusing on the theme of identity issues. On January 22, a talk show will be held between the screening of the two films. Curators from the National Art Center, Tokyo and the Mori Art Museum will discuss with film and performance art experts the current identity issues in Singapore and Malaysia.

Date & Time
13:00-16:40, January 29 [Sun], 2017
Program Schedule
12:30- Doors open
13:00-13:05 Introduction
13:05-14:55 Sepet (Yasmin Ahmad, 2005, Malaysia, 107 min.)
14:55-15:10 Break
15:10-16:40 Sandcastle (Boo Junfeng, 2010, Singapore, 91 min.)
Ken Takiguchi (Deputy director / translation editor, Asian Shakespeare Intercultural Archive), Yumi Matsushita (Film presenter, curator and producer), Mami Kataoka (Chief Curator, Mori Art Museum), Naoki Yoneda (Curator, the National Art Center, Tokyo)
The National Art Center, Tokyo, Mori Art Museum, The Japan Foundation Asia Center
Officially launched on February 4, 2016, the website is to house essential information so as to include not just “SEA PROJECT” research archives but lists of referential materials based on research on the region conducted to date.
SUNSHOWER: Contemporary Art from Southeast Asia 1980s to Now
Booking Period
2017.1.29 [Sun] - 1.29 [Sun]
3F Auditorium, The National Art Center, Tokyo (Kokuritsu-Shin-Bijutsukan)
260 (bookings NOT required)
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