Welcome to the Jungle
Contemporary Art in Southeast Asia from the Collection of Singapore Art Museum

 Exhibition Information

Term :
October 5 - November 24, 2013
Closed :
Every Tuesday

Museum hours :
10 a.m. - 8 p.m. (No admission after 7:30 p.m.)
Entrance fees :
Adults 1000yen(800yen)
University/high school students: 500yen(400yen)
Junior high/elementary school students: 300yen(200yen)
*Junior High/Elementary School Students in Kumamoto City, Fukuoka City, Kagoshima City and Kitakyushu City: Free (with current ID).
**Parentheses indicate reduced price for groups which in more than 20 people. The reduced price is also available for those who are physically or mentally handicapped and for people over 65 years of age in Kumamoto City, Fukuoka City, Kagoshima City and Kitakyusyu City.
***October 12 is free admission for anniversary commemorating opening.
Venue :
Contemporary Art Museum, Kumamoto GalleryⅠ,Ⅱ,
Nobumichi Ide Memorial Gallery

Organizer by :
Kumamoto City, Kumamoto Art and Cultural Promotion Foundation, Kumamoto Nichinichi Press, RKK Kumamoto Broadcasting Co.
Co-organized by :
Singapore Art Museum
Special Sponsored by:
Fukuoka Asian Art Museum
Supported by :
Singapore Tourism Board
Sponsored by:
Japan Air Lines
Cooperated by :
Embassy of the Republic of Singapore, Kumamoto Prefecture, Kumamoto City Board of Education, Kumamoto Ken Bunka Kyokai (Cultural Association of Kumamoto), Kumamoto Ken Bijutsuka Renmei (Artists' Union of Kumamoto), Kumamoto International Convention and Tourism Bureau, NHK Kumamoto, JCN Kumamoto, FM-Kumamoto, FM791
Contemporary Art Museum,
Kumamoto 2-3, Kamitori-cho, Chuou-ku, Kumamoto city
860-0845 Japan
FAX. +81-96-359-7892
 Contemporary Art Museum, Kumamoto(CAMK)is pleased to present Welcome to the Jungle: Contemporary Art in Southeast Asia from the Collection of Singapore Art Museum, showcasing 28 Southeast Asian contemporary artworks from 1999-present, ranging from sculpture and painting to video and photography by 25 artists from 8 countries: Singapore; Malaysia; the Philippines; Indonesia; Thailand; Vietnam; Myanmar and Cambodia.
 In recent years, Southeast Asia has caught the world's attention with it spectacular economic development but the real spectacle has been its cultural development. This region is one in which multiethnic peoples coexist amongst a diversity of complex historical backgrounds, differing values and unique religions. Together they form an original meta-culture whose collective whole is even greater than the sum of its parts. Through the works in Welcome to the Jungle, we would like to share with our spectators the mosaic that is Southeast Asia today. This exhibition is jointly organised by Contemporary Art Museum, Kumamoto, Yokohama Museum of Art and Singapore Art Museum. The pieces were selected from Singapore's national collection of contemporary art.
 Additionally, we are also displaying 29 works by 18 artists from 8 countries: Singapore; Malaysia; Indonesia; Thailand; Vietnam; Myanmar; Cambodia and Laos in collaboration with Fukuoka Asian Art Museum, which is known internationally for its impressive exhibitions of Asian modern and contemporary art.

Artists the Collection of Singapore Art Museum

[Singapore] Zai Kuning / Lee Wen / Hong Sek Chern / Francis Ng / Shannon Lee Castleman / Charles Lim / PHUNK
[Malaysia] Yee I-Lann / Nadiah Bamadhaj / Chang Yoong Chia / Ahmad Fuad Osman / Phuan Thai Meng
[The Philippines] Roberto Feleo / Poklong Anading / Steve Tirona / Frank Callaghan
[Indonesia] Arahmaiani / Titarubi / Muhammad 'Ucup' Yusuf
[Thailand] Navin Rawanchaikul / Araya Rasdjarmrearnsook
[Vietnam] Tran Luong / Jun Nguyen-Hatshushiba
[Myanmar] Nge Lay
[Cambodia] Vandy Rattana

Robert Feleo
Ang Retablo ng Bantaoay, 2007

Yee I-Lann
Sulu Stories (detail), 2005

Shannon Lee Castleman
Jugaads of Southeast Asia, 2009

Steve Tirona
Imelda Collection #1, 2006

Chang Yoong Chia
Maiden of the Ba Tree (detail), 2007

Araya Rasdjarmrearnsook
Thai Medley I, II and III, 2002

Charles Lim
All Lines Flow Out, 2011

Zai Kuning
Riau, 2009

*all works are Singapore Art Museum collection

Special Showcase of Fukuoka Asian Art Museum collection
featuring Welcome to the Jungle Artists

[Myanmar] Tun Win Aung / M.P.P. Yei Myint / San Minn
[Malaysia] Yau Bee Ling
[Cambodia] Soeung Vennara / Ly Daravuth
[Vietnam] Dinh Thi Tham Poong / Dinh Q. Le / Tiffany Chung
[Indonesia] Heri Dono / Dadang Christanto
[Thailand] Panya Vijinthanasarn / Montien Boonma / Pratuang Emjaroen
[Laos] Kham Tanh Saliankham / Kanha Sikounnavong and Duangdy Khanthavilay
[Singapore] Joo Choon Lin / Ho Tzu Nyen

Montien Boonma
Alm, 1992
photo:Fujimoto Kenpachi

Dinh Q. Le
South China Sea Pishkun, 2009

Kanha Sikounnavong and Duangdy Khanthavilay
Selected Early Short Animation Works, 1998-9

Yau Bee Ling
Bath II, 2001

Panya Vijinthanasarn
The Journey of Soul, 2001

Ho Tzu Nyen
Utama-Every Name in History is I, 2003

*all works are Fukuoka Asian Art Museum collection

Related Program*all programs are admission free

Special Lecture 1
The co-curator of this exhibition discusses the concept of the exhibition, exhibited artworks, and the recent art scene of Southeast Asia.
Speaker: Khairuddin Hori (Senior Curator of Singapore Art Museum)
Date: October 5 (sat)
Time: 14:00-15:30
Place: Home Gallery

Special Lecture 2
The leading art historian of Asian modern and contemporary art discusses the art history of Southeast Asia and the activities of Fukuoka Asian Art Museum.
Speaker: Masahiro Ushiroshoji (Professor, Faculty of Humanities, Kyushu University, former Chief Curator of Fukuoka Asian Art Museum)
Date: October 27 (sun)
Time: 14:00-15:30
Place: Home Gallery

Artist Talk: Charles Lim (exhibited artist)
The visual artist, Charles Lim, from Singapore discusses his art activities and artworks with showing his new video works.
Date: November 3 (sun)
Time: 14:00-15:30
Place: Home Gallery

CAMK Lecture College
The exhibition curator outlines the aim and the plan of this exhibition, discusses the featured artworks.
Speaker: Aki Ashida (Curator of Contemporary Art Museum, Kumamoto)
Date: November 17 (sun)
Time: 14:00-15:30
Place: Home Gallery

Special Screening: Jun Nguyen-Hatshushiba (exhibited artist)
Memorial Project Minamata: Neither Either nor Neither - A Love Story (2002-04)
The special screening of Jun Nguyen-Hatshushiba's video work from the collection of CAMK, which was shot in Kumamoto.
Date: October 26 (sat) & November 23 (sat)
Time: 14:30-
Place: Home Gallery

CAMK 11th Anniversary Commemorative Event
The workshop team of Kyusyu National Museum and The artist Koichiro Yamamoto produce a memorial Asian day.
Date: October 12 (sat)
Place: Bipuresu Square

Music Wave
■ October 19 (sat) evening  Street Art Plex Extravaganza 2013
■ November 10 (sun) 14:00-  Southeast Asian Concert
   Southeast music concert co-organized by Kumamoto - Indonesia Friendship Association.
Place: Home Gallery

Expectant Mother's Tour + Family Tour
A tour for enjoying the exhibition with family or friends. We also show you convenient facilities for future mothers such as the nursing room or play space for children. This offer is children aged 0-6 years accompanied by adults. Adults are required the tickets. Capacity is 7 groups (bookings required)
Date: November 9 (sat)
Time: 10:30-11:30
Place: Exhibition Space

Guided Tours
Curator introduces the exhibition's highlights.
Date: October 6 (sun) & October 20 (sun) & November 24 (sun)
Time: 15:00-15:30
Place: Exhibition Space

Concert & Film Screenings*all programs are admission free

Monday Movies
Date&Time: Twice on Monday, 14:00~, 18:00~
Place: 5F Art Loft
Admission: Free

Poetry Reading
Date: October 24 (thu)
Theme: Ship
Time: 18:00-18:50
Place: Home Gallery
Admission: Free

CAMK Yomigatari
Storytelling Hours for Kids.
Date: October 26(sat), November 16(sat)
Time: 11:30-12:00
Place: Kids Salon
Admission: Free