Thinking and Talking about Arts and Culture in Southeast Asia

Move over China, Southeast Asian art takes center stage

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“Not to be outdone by North Asia, which hosts major events like Art Basel every year, Southeast Asia is rapidly growing its own art fair line-up.

The inaugurating edition of Art Stage Jakarta attracted 15,000 people last month and pulled in collectors and curators to visit not just the city but the adjacent art hub of Yogyakarta, a thriving center for alternative art spaces in the region.

Critics seem generally positive about the spotlight that such an event helps to put on artistic practices in the region.

But, to be clear, Southeast Asian contemporary art has always drawn ample attention on the world stage.”

Read more about Southeast Asian art and its position in the global stage on CNN.

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