Inspired by W.B. Yeat’s Sailing to Byzantium, which later inspired Cormac McCarthy’s novel No Country for Old Men, the Guggenheims’s No Country exhibition proposes an understanding of South and Southeast Asia that transcends physical and political borders. The collection of 13 regional artists began as an exhibition in New York’s Solomon R. Guggenheim Museum, but is now making its Asia debut. Curated by June Yap, Guggenheim UBS MAP Curator, the Asia Society Hong Kong will host the roving exhibition from October 30, 2013–February 16, 2014 in its Admiralty headquarters. The 18 works include mixed medium art by Aung Myint of Myanmar, Reza Afisina of Indonesia, Vincent Leong of Malaysia, and Araya Rasdjarmrearnsook of Thailand. The exhibition spans themes of colonization, faith, cultural division, and ethnics concerning the people of South and Southeast Asia. No Country employs contemporary art to evoke regional realizations of personal beliefs and cultural trajectories.
9 Justice Drive, Admiralty, Hong Kong; 852/2103-9511; Asia Society Hong Kong website; Adults: HK$30, Seniors (aged 60 or above) and individuals with disabilities: HK$15, Asia Society members, full-time students, and children (aged under 18): free