photos by Prum Bandiddh


Talk Session: Asia and Marginal Art today

Our Foundation supports a talk session 'Survival' - Asia and Marginal arts today.

The detail is as below;

On the theme of 'survival', we will share the environment and conditions surrounding contemporary Southeast Asian art, based on the artistic expressions of Vietnamese artist Tuan Mami and Myanmarese artist Aung Myattay. We will then engage in a dialogue on the specific nature of art for 'survival' in contemporary Asia, taking Asian 'views of nature' and 'myths/folktales' as a starting point, and in the context of Shunsuke Tsurumi's 'marginal art'.

Tuan Mami/Tuan Mami.

Vietnamese artist Tuan Mami is an interdisciplinary and experimental artist working in the fields of site-specific installation, video, performance and conceptual art, constantly exploring new media, means and methods through introspective questioning and social research. She continues to evolve. In recent years, she has been on the move, exploring and observing notions of how we are 'human' Since 2014, Mami has been researching the Vietnamese diaspora in Vietnam and around the world. Mami tries to observe what happened and what remained in these communities, from their cultural, spiritual and political contexts to their attempts to adapt and survive in a new context. His focus is on questions about life, the social interaction between people and between people and the environment, and he tries to reconstruct situations where people and objects enter and engage together in social processes from a specific reality. he also exhibited "Vietnamese Picnic" at Documenta 15 in 2022, which attracted much attention.

Myattee, a Myanmar artist, was born in 1973 in Mandalay, Myanmar. Artist and independent curator. She trained in bronze sculpture with her father from an early age. She received her art education at the State School of Fine Arts and obtained a Bachelor of Fine Arts from the University of Arts and Culture in Yangon. He undertook international residencies and further studies in the USA, Europe and Asia. While working as an art lecturer, she explores the possibilities of freedom of expression found in contemporary art, incorporating traditional forms with contemporary sensibilities and expressing social messages Founder of the SOCA Alternative Art Learning Programme, and in the Myanmar art community She is well known as an artist and curator. She participated in Calling Memory (2012, Koganecho Bazaar 2012, Yokohama, Japan).