Diaspora: Exit, Exile, Exodus of Southeast Asia exhibition
March 3 - October 1
MAIIAM Contemporary Art Museum proudly presents DIASPORA: Exit, Exile, Exodus of Southeast Asia, a group exhibition of contemporary art from Southeast Asia about the movement of people in the region since the Vietnam War, and its related aspects of migration, displacement, return, and hybridity. To initiate dialogues on diaspora through art, the exhibition explores three defining passages of dispersion: to exit, or to leave the home country; to be exiled, or refused return, oftentimes for political reasons; and to move in exodus, as a group of stateless and dispossessed people fleeing crises or war. Exit, exile, and exodus are the cornerstones of investigation for the 18 established and emerging artists from the region who respond with compelling and thought-provoking works, both existing and newly commissioned, which reflect the notion of ‘diaspora’ through the artists’ experiences of transitory life and resettlement, and explore the migratory circumstances that have shaped Southeast Asia as a region of diverse ethnicities, religions, and languages.
Opening reception: March 3, 2018 at 7.30pm
MAIIAM Contemporary Art Museum