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Erika Tan, The ‘Forgotten’ Weaver (2017). Installation view, Diaspora Pavilion, 57th Venice Biennale.

16 Sep –
18 Nov 2018

Upcoming: Exhibition UnAuthorised Medium

Join us on Saturday 15 September, 17:00 for the opening of our new exhibition UnAuthorised Medium!

The group exhibition brings together works by internationally established and emerging artists who have deep connections to Southeast Asia, while also working extensively across the globe.

Appropriating its title from áp vong, the Vietnamese secularised ritual of invoking the ‘dead’, the exhibition evokes the ‘ghosts’ – ‘glitches’ – in the archive. Through a range of artistic practices, including a variety of lens-based works, drawing and mixed media installation, the artists disrupt dominant systems of knowledge, reclaiming and reconstructing the erased, invisible and fictional to engage with the historical and contested paradigm of ‘Southeast Asia’.

Artists include Korakrit Arunanondchai, Noel Ed De Leon, Ho Rui An, Vong Phaophanit & Claire Oboussier, Vandy Rattana, Amy Lee Sanford, Sim Chi Yin, Erika Tan, Sung Tieu, Tuan Mami, Boedi Widjaja, Sau Bin Yap.
Curated by Annie Jael Kwan.

16 September – 18 November.

Opening weekend:
Saturday 15 September, 17:00: Official opening.
Featuring a new performance by artist Noel Ed De Leon | Facebook event
Sunday 16 September: Opening conference.

Made possible with support by: Dutch Ministry of Education, Culture & Science, Amsterdam Fund for the Arts, Tolhuistuin, Prince Claus Fund, National Arts Council Singapore, Mercedes Zobel, Nell Sully.

Save the date – more information coming soon.

The living archive /


Annie Jael Kwan

Curator, writer and researcher