Yu Araki. Still fromWrong Revision, 2016

Program screening at Dallas Contemporary. Photo: Kevin Todora

Moving Images from Asia

Dallas Contemporary, 2017

co-curated with Hitomi Hasegawa (Moving Image Archive of Contemporary Art, Hong Kong) and Jacqueline Chao (Crow Collection of Asian Art, Dallas)

Invisible Cities showcases the work of more than 25 renowned and emerging contemporary video artists from China, Japan, Hong Kong, the Philippines, Singapore, South Korea, Taiwan, Thailand, Myanmar, and Vietnam. Presented as a compilation of fragmentary urban images, this project addresses perceptions of various Asian cities in the collective mind. In their vignettes, artists reference traces of colonialism, globalization, and the political aspects of urban development to examine the concept of the “perpetual foreigner” within contemporary cosmopolitan culture. From the stories of vanished cities of the past to the destroyed cities of the present time, the film narratives encapsulate the memory of specific sites and individuals’ interactions with different landscapes. These pivotal works represent recent key developments in moving image art in Asia.

Artists: Yu Araki, Martha Atienza, Leung Chi Wo, Chim↑Pom, Kai-Chun Chiang, Come Inside, Kyun-Chome, Bontaro Dokuyama, Hikaru Fujii, Minouk Lim, Ellen Pau, Wong Ping, Ho Rui An, Taiki Sakpisit, Moe Satt, Momoko Seto, Tadasu Takamine, Kota Takeuchi,  Zhou Tao, Nguyen Trinh Thi, Ho Tzu Nyen, Ming Wong, Sun Xun.

Martha Atienza. Still from Anito, 2015

Minouk Lim. Still from The Weight of Hands, 2010

Moe Satt. Still from Hands Around Yangon, 2012

Kai-Chun Chiang. Still from Le Journal du Fort Zeelandia, 2014

Momoko Seto. Still from AREKARA - The Life After, 2013

Bontaro Dokuyama. Still from Acchi - Over there, 2015

Chim↑Pom. Still from REAL TIMES, 2011