Writing The Modern: Selected Texts On Art & Art History In Singapore, Malaysia & Southeast Asia, 1973-2015 by T. K. SabapathyWriting The Modern: Selected Texts On Art & Art History In Singapore, Malaysia & Southeast Asia, 1973-2015 by T. K. Sabapathy

Writing The Modern: Selected Texts On Art & Art History In Singapore, Malaysia & Southeast Asia…

byT. K. SabapathyEditorAhmad Mashadi, Susie Lingham

Paperback | August 15, 2018

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Published by the Singapore Art Museum

T. K. Sabapathy has been writing on the art of Southeast Asia for more than four decades, as a critic, curator, and art historian. He is a penetrating critic and ardent advocate for the art and artists of Singapore and Malaysia. His art historical methods, critical documentation, deep dialogue with artists, and detailed explication of their works have set the course of art discourse in the region.
Writing the Modern is the first collection of Sabapathy’s work, featuring pieces that represent the scope and depth of his output and highlight his most important and influential writings. At the same time, it is a survey of the vast changes in the landscape of art in the region over the period. Sabapathy chronicles the shift in Asian art from a predominantly nationalist/modernist mode to a global contemporary style. Those new to his work will find this the ideal introduction to his oeuvre. And his longtime fans will find this book the perfect opportunity for review and renewed consideration of his work. Ultimately, it’s a collection sure to fuel a new generation of modern and contemporary art writing, research, and exhibition making.
T. K. Sabapathy is adjunct associate professor in the Department of Architecture at the National University of Singapore, where he teaches the history of art.  
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Title:Writing The Modern: Selected Texts On Art & Art History In Singapore, Malaysia & Southeast Asia…Format:PaperbackProduct dimensions:448 pages, 9.75 × 7 × 1.1 inShipping dimensions:9.75 × 7 × 1.1 inPublished:August 15, 2018Publisher:NUS Press Pte LtdLanguage:English

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ISBN - 10:9811157634

ISBN - 13:9789811157639

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Published by the Singapore Art Museum T. K. Sabapathy has been writing on the art of Southeast Asia for more than four decades, as a critic, curator, and art historian. He is a penetrating critic and ardent advocate for the art and artists of Singapore and Malaysia. His art historical methods, critical documentation, deep dialogue with artists, and detailed explication of their works have set the course of art discourse in the region.Writing the Modern is the first collection of Sabapathy’s work, featuring pieces that represent the scope and depth of his output and highlight his most important and influential writings. At the same time, it is a survey of the vast changes in the landscape of art in the region over the period. Sabapathy chronicles the shift in Asian art from a predominantly nationalist/modernist mode to a global contemporary style. Those new to his work will find this the ideal introduction to his oeuvre. And his longtime fans will find this book the perfect opportunity for review and renewed consideration of his work. Ultimately, it’s a collection sure to fuel a new generation of modern and contemporary art writing, research, and exhibition making.

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"A new anthology that covers over four decades of Sabapathy's erudite, sometimes esoteric, opinions. . . . . Reading this anthology is a revelation, like encountering a Chinua Achebe novel or listening to Gayatri Spivak speak for the first time. It opens up a new and exciting world populated by artists with exotic names and imagery that are both foreign and seemingly familiar. . . .  Writing the Modern is a seminal publication on art practices in the region, articulated through the voice of a formidable scholar and intellectual."