Anthropos New York

Subtitled “Navigating Human Depth in Thai and Singapore Contemporary Art,” ANTHROPOS NEW YORK will feature recent photography, paintings, sculptures, videos and mixed media installations by twelve Southeast Asian artists. The show invitation features the work of Singaporean artist Jason Wee, his 2014 watercolors on canvas “Self-Portrait (Falling Dogman)” and “Self-Portrait (Hanging Dogman).” Other artists in the show are Singaporean artists Ho Tzu Nyen, Jeremy Sharma, John Clang, and Lavender Chang, and Thai artists Chatchai Puipia, Chusak Srikwan, Kamin Lertchaiprasert, Kamolpan Chotvichai, Nino Sarabutra, Piyatat Hemmatat and Tawan Wattuya.

The show at Sundaram Tagore Gallery, in Chelsea, New York City, opens on September 4, 2014, with a cocktail reception. It will run until October 4. The show curator Loredana Pazzini-Paracciani will talk about ANTHROPOS on Saturday, September 6, 4 – 6 pm, at 1100 Madison Avenue.

According to its website, Sundaram Tagore Gallery “is devoted to examining the exchange of ideas between Western and non-Western cultures. We focus on developing exhibitions and hosting not-for-profit events that encourage spiritual, social and aesthetic dialogues. In a world where communication is instant and cultures are colliding and melding as never before, our goal is to provide venues for art that transcend boundaries of all sorts. With alliances across the globe, our interest in cross-cultural exchange extends beyond the visual arts into many other disciplines, including poetry, literature, performance art, film and music.” The gallery’s mission certainly sounds very similar to that of SP’s!





About Jee Leong Koh

My book of poems Steep Tea (Carcanet) was named a Best Book of 2015 by UK's Financial Times, and a Finalist by Lambda Literary. I also wrote three other books of poems and a book of zuihitsu. My work has been shortlisted for the Singapore Literature Prize, and translated into Japanese, Chinese, Vietnamese, Russian and Latvian. Originally from Singapore, I live in New York City, where I edit the arts blog Singapore Poetry, and run the Second Saturdays Reading Series and the Singapore Literature Festival in NYC.

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