Association of Southeast Asian Nations (ASEAN) is culminated by a contemporary art exhibit featuring ten artists who represent each ASEAN member state.

Entitled Ties of History: Art in Southeast Asia the exhibit is a survey of contemporary art and a study of a particular practice. It also aims to identify artists from across generations who have demonstrated both responsiveness and range in relation to the concerns of aesthetic material and socio-historical contexts.

Top row from left: Amanda Heng (Singapore), Roberto Feleo (Philippines), Anusapati (Indonesia), Do Hoang Tuong (Vietnam); Middle row: Savanhdary Vonpoothorn (Laos), Chris Chong Chan Fui (Malaysia); Bottom row from left: Jedsada Tangtrakulwong (Thailand), Vuth Lyno (Cambodia), Min Thein Sung (Myanmar), Yasmin Jaidin (Brunei)

The project is presented by the National Commission for Culture and the Arts (NCCA) through the Dalubhasaan Para sa Edukasyon sa Sining at Kultura (DESK) with the support of the Office of Senator Loren Legarda.

Make sure to catch Ties of History, which formally opened at the Metropolitan Museum of Manila last August 8 and will run through October 6.

To book a tour, email: info@metmuseum.ph or call us at 708 7829.