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Singaporean curates Guggenheim show on contemporary Asian art next year

Published on Nov 27, 2012 6:22 PM
Ms June Yap, who is curating a historic exhibition of Southeast Asian art for the Guggenheim Museum in New York. -- ST PHOTO: NG SOR LUAN

It has been a busy seven months since Singapore curator June Yap was hired to put together a show on South and South-east Asian art for the Guggenheim Museum in New York in April.

When not in the Big Apple for her residency, she has travelled extensively in Asia over three months, meeting curators, galleries and artists to suss out recent developments in the art scene of their countries.

Her task is to curate an exhibition of new or recent Asian artworks for the museum, one of the most prominent art institutions in the United States, that will open on Feb 22. After that, the show will travel to Singapore and Hong Kong.

The show title is No Country: Contemporary Art For South And Southeast Asia, she said yesterday at a breakfast hosted by banking and financial services group UBS, sponsor of Guggenheim's efforts to expand its focus to Asia, Latin America, the Middle East and Africa.

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