Third Realm

Curated by:

Davide Quadrio

Birdhead

Cao Fei

Heman Chong

Comfortable Collective

FX Harsono

Sutee Kunavichayanon

Surasi Kusolwong

Jompet Kuswidananto

Lu Yang

Gary Ross Pastrana

Paola Pivi

Sun Xun

Apichatpong Weerasethakul

Xijing Men

Yang Zhenzhong

Zhou Xiaohu

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Third Realm showcases a crucial period of artistic production in Asia from 2006 to 2013. The exhibition includes photography, film, installation, and performance, and features seminal figures of the Asian contemporary art scene. Third Realm offers critical insights into the sociopolitical shifts occurring during the 2000s when Asiaโ€™s economic prosperity began to command global attention. While often calling into question the limits of camera documentation and historical record, the artists exploit the directness of documentary images to reveal the complexities of hybrid identities and social change.

Curated by Davide Quadrio, Third Realm is drawn from the FarEastFarWest collection, a Shanghai-based organisation that commissions and acquires contemporary Asian artworks and is housed at the Museum of Contemporary Photography at Columbia College in Chicago. FarEastFarWest was founded in 2007 by Eric Guichard and Davide Quadrio and serves as a production platform for artistic projects. The shared goal of its co-founders is to identify artists, select projects and produce historic pieces which address contemporary issues relevant to life in Asia.

Opening reception is on Sunday, April 5 at 2:00pm

This presentation is part of The Polygon Gallery's exhibition series New Perspectives: revealing diverse perspectives, untold stories, and new voices in visual art.

Image: Apichatpong Weerasethakul, Red Dog (detail), 2009, video installation, courtesy FarEastFarWest collection

Presenting Sponsor Td Bank Group The Ready Commitment

Organized By Museum Of Contemporary Photography

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Jompet Kuswidananto, ๐˜‰๐˜ฐ๐˜ฅ๐˜บ ๐˜ฐ๐˜ง ๐˜Ž๐˜ฐ๐˜ฅ, video still, 2011, courtesy the artist and Museum of Contemporary Photography
Jompet Kuswidananto, ๐˜‰๐˜ฐ๐˜ฅ๐˜บ ๐˜ฐ๐˜ง ๐˜Ž๐˜ฐ๐˜ฅ, video still, 2011, courtesy FarEastFarWest collection
FX Harsono, ๐˜ž๐˜ณ๐˜ช๐˜ต๐˜ช๐˜ฏ๐˜จ ๐˜ช๐˜ฏ ๐˜ต๐˜ฉ๐˜ฆ ๐˜™๐˜ข๐˜ช๐˜ฏ, video still, 2011, courtesy the artist and Museum of Contemporary Photography
FX Harsono, ๐˜ž๐˜ณ๐˜ช๐˜ต๐˜ช๐˜ฏ๐˜จ ๐˜ช๐˜ฏ ๐˜ต๐˜ฉ๐˜ฆ ๐˜™๐˜ข๐˜ช๐˜ฏ, video still, 2011, courtesy FarEastFarWest collection
Xijing Men, ๐˜›๐˜ฉ๐˜ช๐˜ด ๐˜ช๐˜ด ๐˜Ÿ๐˜ช๐˜ซ๐˜ช๐˜ฏ๐˜จ โ€” ๐˜›๐˜ฉ๐˜ฆ ๐˜“๐˜ช๐˜ง๐˜ฆ ๐˜ฐ๐˜ง ๐˜ต๐˜ฉ๐˜ฆ ๐˜Ÿ๐˜ช๐˜ซ๐˜ช๐˜ฏ๐˜จ ๐˜—๐˜ณ๐˜ฆ๐˜ด๐˜ช๐˜ฅ๐˜ฆ๐˜ฏ๐˜ต๐˜ด (๐˜œ๐˜ณ๐˜ฃ๐˜ข๐˜ฏ ๐˜—๐˜ญ๐˜ข๐˜ฏ๐˜ฏ๐˜ช๐˜ฏ๐˜จ), 2008, courtesy the artist and Museum of Contemporary Photography
Xijing Men, ๐˜›๐˜ฉ๐˜ช๐˜ด ๐˜ช๐˜ด ๐˜Ÿ๐˜ช๐˜ซ๐˜ช๐˜ฏ๐˜จ โ€” ๐˜›๐˜ฉ๐˜ฆ ๐˜“๐˜ช๐˜ง๐˜ฆ ๐˜ฐ๐˜ง ๐˜ต๐˜ฉ๐˜ฆ ๐˜Ÿ๐˜ช๐˜ซ๐˜ช๐˜ฏ๐˜จ ๐˜—๐˜ณ๐˜ฆ๐˜ด๐˜ช๐˜ฅ๐˜ฆ๐˜ฏ๐˜ต๐˜ด (๐˜œ๐˜ณ๐˜ฃ๐˜ข๐˜ฏ ๐˜—๐˜ญ๐˜ข๐˜ฏ๐˜ฏ๐˜ช๐˜ฏ๐˜จ), 2008, courtesy FarEastFarWest collection
Zhou Xiaohu, ๐˜Š๐˜ณ๐˜ข๐˜ป๐˜บ ๐˜Œ๐˜ฏ๐˜จ๐˜ญ๐˜ช๐˜ด๐˜ฉ ๐˜Š๐˜ข๐˜ฎ๐˜ฑ, 2010, courtesy the artist and Museum of Contemporary Photography
Zhou Xiaohu, ๐˜Š๐˜ณ๐˜ข๐˜ป๐˜บ ๐˜Œ๐˜ฏ๐˜จ๐˜ญ๐˜ช๐˜ด๐˜ฉ ๐˜Š๐˜ข๐˜ฎ๐˜ฑ, 2010, courtesy FarEastFarWest collection
Apichatpong Weerasethakul, ๐˜™๐˜ฆ๐˜ฅ ๐˜‹๐˜ฐ๐˜จ๐˜ด, 2009, courtesy the artist and Museum of Contemporary Photography
Apichatpong Weerasethakul, ๐˜™๐˜ฆ๐˜ฅ ๐˜‹๐˜ฐ๐˜จ๐˜ด, 2009, courtesy FarEastFarWest collection

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