Southeast Asian art at Venice Biennale: the good, the bad and the globalised


The unthinkable is happening at this year’s Venice Biennale, a contemporary visual art exhibition held in Italy.
The Southeast Asians are upside down. The Indonesians are drab, the Filipinos uninspiring, the Thai’s merely alright and the Singaporeans – well, the Singaporeans are full of magic, mystery and beauty. What is going on?
Every two years or so, for well over 100 years, Venice – the paradoxical city in a lagoon – hosts the world’s largest such…

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