Text & Subtext

September 1 - November 25, 2001


This fall the large international traveling exhibit Text & Subtext has its European premiere, at the Museum of Far Eastern Antiquities, Stockholm, featuring 22 contemporary woman artists from a series of countries in Asia. The exhibit comprises sculpture, installations, paintings, photography, video, multimedia work and more, and is produced by the Earl Lu Gallery and the LASALLE-SIA College of the Arts in Singapore. Apart from Singapore the exhibit has also been shown in Australia. The MFEA in Stockholm is its first stop in Europe, where it will also travel to Norway, the Netherlands, Denmark and Great Britain.

ASIA NOW - WOMAN ARTISTS' PERSPECTIVES is the name of a symposium jointly arranged by the MFEA and the Modern Museum, Stockholm, and held concurrently with the exhibit on October 20, 2001 in the Auditorium of the neighboring Moderna Museet.
A richly illustrated catalogue in English is available, produced in Singapore. It contains color illustrations of the exhibited works, texts by the artists and detailed information on each artist.

The artists participating are: Ye Shufang and Joyce Vyvyann Lim from Singapore, as well as Suzann Victor, known from this year's Biennale in Venice; Varsha Nair of India/Thailand; Chila Kumari Burman, India/England; Ham Kyungah, Sora Kim and ium from Korea; Zhang Xin, and Yin Xiu Zhen from China, Hung Liu, China/USA; Qin Yufen, China/Germany; Tari Ito and Hiroko Inoue from Japan; Wu Mali, Taiwan; Judy Freya Sibayan, the Philippines; Mee Ping Leung, Hongkong/France; Nalini Malani, India, who recently also presented her work at Tate Modern; Hening Purnamawati, and Arahmaiani, Indonesia; My Le Thi and Nguyen Thi Chau Giang, Vietnam.

Exhibit curators are Magnus Fiskesjö, Director of the MFEA,
and Anna Palmqvist, curator at the MFEA
tel. +46-(0)8-5195 5756; fax +46-(0)8-5195 5755
email: anna.palmqvist@mfea.se

Call or send mail and we will be happy to send you a copy of the catalogue.
Many regards
Birgitta Hansson Sidvall
information secretary, Museum of Far Eastern Antiquities