The Newsletter 77 Summer 2017

News from Southeast Asia

Terence Chong

These selected articles are from the workshop ‘National Imaginations in Southeast Asian Art’, organised by the Regional Social and Cultural Studies (RSCS) Programme at the ISEAS-Yusof Ishak Institute. Together with RSCS’s regular Arts in Southeast Asia seminar series, this workshop aims to explore the intersecting forces of nationalism, nation-building and art-making in the region.

National imaginations in Southeast Asian art
By Hélène Njoto
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The ambivalent political identities of Chinese Indonesian artists in the 1950s-1960s
By Brigitta Isabella
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Malay and Islam-Centric national narratives: modern art in Malaysia during the 1980s
By Sarena Abdullah
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An art historical parallax: the subject, spectacle, and myth of/in Juan Luna’s Parisian Life
By Pearlie Rose S. Baluyut
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