A Beast, a God, and a Line
Ming Wong, Bloody Marys - Song of the South Seas (2018), mixed media installation, single channel video, courtesy of the artist
"A Beast, a God, and a Line" is an invitation to take a look at contemporary history from the perspective of Asia and the Pacific in this moment of global uncertainty and a crumbling of the western order that dominated for centuries.
The show’s artists pose courageous questions and thoughtfully explore the new, fragmented reality of our world today.
Curated by Cosmin Costinas, director of Para Site contemporary art centre in Hong Kong, the exhibition welds a narrative of Asia and the Pacific as a universum of intense, diversified relations that made up a thick cultural fabric long before the region was subjugated by colonial hegemony. The show of over 50 artists from across the region, including Cambodia, India, Vietnam, Madagascar, Bangladesh, Philippines, and Australia sets a foundation for the possibility for taking a deeper glimpse into this complex region of the world in both its political and artistic sense.
Nabil Ahmed, Anida Yoeu Ali, Malala Andrialavidrazana, Joël Andrianomearisoa, Daniel Boyd, Sarat Mala Chakma, Chandrakant Chitara, Rashid Choudhury, Christy Chow, Cian Dayrit, Ines Doujak, Gauri Gill and Rajesh Vangad, Simryn Gill, Sheela Gowda, Garima Gupta, Taloi Havini, Huang Rui, Dilara Begum Jolly, Jrai Dew Collective (curated by Art Labor), Jaffa Lam, Jiun-Yang Li, Charles Lim Yi Yong, Idas Losin, Lavanya Mani, Moelyono, Mrinalini Mukherjee, Manish Nai, Sarah Naqvi, Nguyen Trinh Thi, Jakrawal Nilthamrong, Nontawat Numbenchapol, Jimmy Ong, Anand Patwardhan, Etan Pavavalung, Paul Pfeiffer, Thao-Nguyen Phan, Sheelasha Rajbhandari, Joydeb Roaja, Norberto Roldan, Zamthingla Ruivah, Ampannee Satoh, Chai Siris, Praneet Soi, Simon Soon (with RJ Camacho and Celestine Fadul), Than Sok, Su Yu Hsien, Truong Công Tùng, Raja Umbu, Chiara Vigo, Munem Wasif, Apichatpong Weerasethakul, Ming Wong, Lantian Xie, Sawangwongse Yawnghwe, Trevor Yeung, Tuguldur Yondonjamts
"A Beast, a God, and a Line" exhibition has been organised by Para Site, Dhaka Art Summit and the Museum of Modern Art in Warsaw. The show debuted in Bangladesh during the Dhaka Art Summit in February 2018 and was shown at Para Site Hong Kong March – May and at TS1 Yangon in June.