Transportasian is a photography exhibition featuring works of contemporary artists from Southeast Asia. It introduces different approaches to photography, from its documentary from to its incorporation into the expanded fields of installation and new media. Artists from the region had been invited to submit projects that respond to the concepts of transport and Asia. The notion of transport can simply be described as the movement of people and goods from one place to another. "Transport" also suggest the ideas of vehicle, travel and exploration towards local identities, ways of life, cultures and cross-cultures. "Asia" delimits the field of this exploration, although unlimited in the artists's mind.
Through the 15 photo installations gathered in this exhibition, viewers will experience an artistic journey into the world of photography, following the path of various modes of transport all over Asia, including the countries Japan, South Korea, China, Vietnam, Laos, Thailand, Indonesia, Myanmar, Taiwan and Singapore. Viewers are invited to embrace a new and broader scope of photography, where artists experiment and challenge the medium visually, technically and conceptually.
R. Streitmatter-Tran. The Jungle Books - The Territory of the Real Fake (2009). Photo Installation
R. Streitmatter-Tran & Gilles Massot. Simulacra (2009). Presentation and Performance.
Singapore Art Museum
30 May - 11 Aug, 2009