Under Construction: New Dimensions of Asian Art
The Japan Foundation Asia Center/Tokyo Opera City Art Gallery, Dong Jing
The "Under Construction" project, which is a progressive and collaborative project originating in Asia, has brought together curators from seven countries to collaborate under a common theme "What is Asia?" and to carry out a number of discussions and research, in an attempt to capture the multiple dimensions of Asian contemporary art thorugh their dialogues with artists. This project, consisting of local exhibitions and a collective exhibition, began with seven local exhibitions in 2001, in which curators examined the theme of Asia from their own perspectives by organising individual exhibition in seven countries. For the exhibition in Tokyo, which is the collectve exhibition, we have brought together the 43 artists/groups and have reorganised them through the collaborative efforts of the participating countries, to address the issue of "What is Asia". Artist biographies and an outline of the local exhibitions are included at the back of the catalogue.
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