Encounters with Southeast Asian Modernism sheds light on the history, significance and future of modernism in selected cities of Southeast Asia. With partners in Jakarta, Phnom Penh, Singapore and Yangon, Encounters explores the impact of modernism at the crossroads between early globalisation, local conditions, and the search for an own identity, starting with the period of upheaval that accompanied the transition to independence after colonial times.
SEAM Spaces – South East Asian Modernism Spaces – in the four cities form the core of the project. These are open spaces for working, for presenting ideas and collected materials, and for dialogue and discussion. A travelling exhibition serves as the framework for the SEAM Spaces.
Initiators and artistic directors are Sally Below, Moritz Henning, Christian Hiller and Eduard Kögel.
Encounters with Southeast Asian Modernism is funded by the
German Foreign Office as part of the 100 Years of Bauhaus programme.