Moving pledges: Art and action in Southeast Asia
Moving pledges presents diverse works by 13 Southeast Asian artists who use art as a means to probe social and political power structures. Audience members are invited to experience unusual sensory encounters with works of art by trying on garments, making rubbings and documenting their responses for public display.
Jakkai Siributr's Changing room (2017) invites audiences to try on military jackets embroidered with images of violence experienced by Muslims in Thailand's deep south. Josephine Turalba's Scandals (2014), a series of hand-stitched slippers made of spent bullet cartridges, are aesthetically seductive but painful to wear. FX Harsono presents moulds, casts and documentation of previous presentations of his pistol-shaped rice cracker installation–one of the region's earliest participatory artworks.
The exhibition includes major works by Manit Sriwanichpoom and Ikoy Ricio acquired in the early 2000s for the LASALLE College of the Arts Collection.
Guest Curator: Lola Lenzi
Artists: FX Harsono, Mella Jaarsma, Bui Cong Khanh, Koh Nguang How, Justin Loke and Yang Jie, Manit Sriwanichpoom, Restu Ratnaningtyas, Ikoy Ricio, Jakkai Siributr, Sutee Kunavichayanont, Truong Tan, Tay Wei Leng, Josephine Turalba
Stamp on me, Bui Cong Khanh, 2004. Image courtesy of the artist