Time of Others presents contemporary art from four museums’ collections that
reflects on both individual and shared histories, cultural specificities and colonial legacies that shape our
understanding of culture and identity today.
A survey of contemporary art from the Asia Pacific region, Time of Others features works of artists responding to social, historical and geopolitical concerns at this present juncture of living in a more interconnected world today, where notions of boundary, difference and Otherness have also become more complex.
Time of Others poses the paradoxical question of how we can authentically and meaningfully conceive, understand and engage with other cultural contexts of society, while residing within our own localities, and being part of a globalised world today. The exhibition presents contemporary artists from diverse regions whose works reflect on both individual and shared histories, cultural specificities, colonial legacies, as well as their subjectivities that shape our understanding of culture and identity today.
Time of Others is a co-curatorial collaboration between Singapore Art Museum (SAM) Museum of Contemporary Art Tokyo (MOT), National Museum of Art Osaka (NMAO) and the Queensland Art Gallery (QAG). With more than 20 artworks drawn from the participating museums’ collections, artist loans and commissions, the exhibition will travel to the four museums from 2015 to 2016.