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Claytopia | SEA ROOTS

Participating Artists: Aor Sutthiprapha - Thailand Aung Myint - Myanmar Chanakarn Semachai - Thailand Eiair - Thailand Hadrian Mendoza - Philippines Jason Lim - Singapore Rita Badilla Gudiño - Philippines Naidee Changmoh - Thailand Nyan Soe - Myanmar Pim Sudhikam - Thailand Vasan Sitthiket - Thailand Win Han - Myanmar

Curated by Soe Yu Nwe – Myanmar | Forbes 30 under 30 Art & Style 2019

Southeast Asian Contemporary Ceramics is an emerging field that is underrepresented in America’s cultural landscape and ceramic community.

This exhibit showcases an array of multidisciplinary Southeast Asian artists who also work with clay. The artists in this show include both established artists who have been collected by prestigious museums such as painter, Aung Myint (Myanmar) whose work is in the collection of the Guggenheim, to emerging artists like Eiair (Thailand), a recent graduate from Thailand’s prestigious Chulalongkorn University.

The artists in this exhibition use clay to engage in the field of contemporary art. What brings these artists together is their use of clay and their Southeast Asian origin.

With their various artistic backgrounds, each artist uses clay with a different sensibility to bring out diverse approach in the materiality of clay, ranging from traditional pottery, figurative sculpture to miniature porcelain.

This show aims not only to survey the scope of Southeast Asian artists working with clay along with their diverse practice but also to expand international artist community by creating friendship, understanding and an appreciation of artists from various backgrounds.

Exhibition & Artist Reception

Opening Reception: Friday, March 29th, 5:00 - 9:00 pm, Co Exhibitions Gallery

Exhibits Hours:

Tuesday, March 26 - Friday, March 29 10:00 am - 6:00 pm

Saturday, March 30 Noon - 6:00 pm

NCECA Shuttle Routes:

Northeast Minneapolis Friday Evening Reception Shuttle Stop 1

Minneapolis Picks Wednesday Daytime Tour: Stop 9

Northeast Minneapolis Wednesday Daytime shuttle: Stop 3

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