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No Country: Contemporary Art for South and Southeast Asia – Curators' Talk with June Yap and Zoe Butt

Installation shot of No Country: Contemporary Art for Southeast Asia, the inaugural touring exhibition of the Guggenheim UBS MAP Global Art Initiative, at the Centre for Contemporary Art, Singapore

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No Country: Contemporary Art for South and Southeast Asia – Curators' Talk with June Yap and Zoe Butt
11 Jul 2014 - 11 Jul 2014  7:30–9.30 pm

• June Yap is curator of No Country and the Guggenheim UBS MAP Curator, South and Southeast Asia

• Zoe Butt is Executive Director and Curator of S� n Art in Ho Chi Minh City

The title of No Country draws from the opening line of a poem by William Butler Yeats, “Sailing to Byzantium” (1928), which was adapted into a contemporary thriller by Cormac McCarthy, No Country for Old Men (2005), and film by the Coen Brothers (2007). No Country: Contemporary Art for South and Southeast Asia appropriates historical, geographic and intertextual traversal of Irish poem, American novel and film to an exhibition on Asia, and in so doing references the traces and overlaps in the exchanges and adaptations that are characteristic of the histories and cultures of the South and Southeast Asia. While appearing at first to negate the concept of nation, No Country is finally an exploration of its problematic cartography. In this talk, No Country curator June Yap and Zoe Butt from S� n Art explore curatorial strategies in negotiating mappings and representations of Asia today.

NTU Centre for Contemporary Art Singapore (NTU CCA Singapore)
Exhibitions: Block 43 Malan Road, Gillman Barracks, Singapore 109443. Research Centre and Office: Block 6 Lock Road, #01-09/10, Gillman Barracks, Singapore 108934

Exhibition Hours
Tue - Sun: 12.00 - 7.00pm
Fri: 12.00 - 9.00pm
Mon: Closed
Open on Public Holidays
Free Admission

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