Tang Contemporary Art is proud to unveil its new Bangkok gallery. The inaugural exhibition, “Northern Land, Southern Seas,” will bring together the work of more than a dozen contemporary art heavyweights from China and Southeast Asia.
“Southern Seas” was China’s name for Southeast Asia in the Ming and Qing dynasties, reflecting a China-centric view of the world. Shifting perspective, Southeast Asian countries viewed China as the “Northern Land.” The exhibition is called “Northern Land, Southern Seas” to juxtapose these two viewpoints and shift away from regionalism; we have brought together top Chinese and Southeast Asian artists in a welcoming and equal space to present and discuss their work.
Tang Contemporary Art is pleased to present fourteen outstanding artists from China and Southeast Asia, including Ai Weiwei (China), Apichatpong Weerasethakul (Thailand),
Entang Wiharso (Indonesia), Geraldine Javier (Philippines), Huang Yongping (China), I Nyoman Masriadi (Indonesia), Korakrit Arunanondchai (Thailand), Rirkrit Tiravanija (Thailand), Sopheap Pich (Cambodia), Udomsak Krisanamis (Thailand), Xia Xing(China), Xie Nanxing (China), Zeng Fanzhi (China), and Zhao Zhao (China).
Founded in 1997, Tang Contemporary Art is headquartered in Beijing, with art spaces in Bangkok and Hong Kong. Since its inception, Tang Contemporary Art has promoted the development of experimental art in various regions. Over the last twenty years, Tang Contemporary Art has held numerous exhibitions and programs, which have played a very important role in the development of Chinese and Southeast Asian contemporary art. This diverse new exhibition announces Tang Contemporary Art Bangkok’s new direction, and we hope that, through close collaborations with top Southeast Asian artists, Tang Contemporary Art will continue to be one of the most professional galleries in Southeast Asia.