The section on artist Tan Teng-Kee shows how diverse his practice is and how he was among the pioneers of public sculptures. As early as the 1970s, the Perth-based artist was re-interpreting traditional sculptural forms.
His 1975 stainless steel sculpture, Vibrating Rods, uses steel to create slender rods that lend a light, breezy feel to the piece despite the use of industrial materials.
Mr Tan, 79, tells The Straits Times: "I tried many things and developed my own aesthetic. I do not know if this is modern art, conceptual art or performance art. Different people have different views. As an artist, I was just making art that appealed to me. Art that was about openness of spirit."
Manahan, 69, is a big name in the Philippines' entertainment industry. But what is little known is that the film and television director and actor was a video artist in the 1970s, exhibiting his first video artwork in the Philippines in 1972 and taking video art to the Paris Biennale in 1982. On display are his video works, abstract paintings, archival footage and media articles about his art.
At the peak of his artistic career, he gave it all up to focus on entertainment.
The late Piyadasa, an outspoken Malaysian artist and academic, is known for using text in his art.
Early images of the artist show a dashing, flamboyant man who was unafraid of speaking his mind. His controversial text-based paintings are laden with strong statements questioning the process of artmaking and its increasing commercialisation.
Piyadasa, hailed as one of his country's pioneer conceptual artists, died in 2007 at the age of 68 from liver complications.