As the West Slept

When 15 Nov 2019 - 15 Dec 2019
Where Silver Art Projects
4 World Trade Center, 28th Floor, 150 Greenwich Street
New York, NY 10007
United States

Curated by Kathleen Ditzig, with artworks by Heman Chong, Fyerool Darma, Hou Rui An, and Erika Tan.

As The West Slept features artworks and performances that respond to the historical conditions of Asian capitalism as a global imaginary and as a performance of both hype and power. The title of the exhibition draws from a phrase, employed by Singaporean intellectual Kishore Mahbubani, to allude to the distinct moments in Western history that have obscured the mercurial rise of Asia. From quiet facades of power like the backdoor of embassies to bombastic performances of Asian Chippendales taking over a colonial estate, the artworks in this exhibition interrogate this historical period through displays of bravado that challenge prevailing narratives of an Asian future. In turn, the exhibition asks of us to re-consider the nature of geopolitical shifts we see today.

Image: Ho Rui An, Asia the Unmiraculous. Courtesy of the artist and the event organizer.

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