ABOVE, from (“Octopus Garden“)
© Agan Harahap
The theme for this year’s CUT is Figure and once again, we are treated to an insight to Southeast Asia’s photography scene.
From the press release:
Artists featured in CUT09 are on the forefront of highlighting the problematics of representation in photography. Instead of subscribing to the belief that identity is a fixed and stable given, their subjects often defy easy catergorisation. These figures stand defiant against the cookie-cutter images of our contemporary environment, offering a window into and mirror of alternative reinvestments of the body as a site on which notions of selfhood (both individual or collective) are questioned, contested and at times, revised.
ABOVE, Blind Rash from (“Shooting Blanks”)
© Gina Osterloh
Featured artists include many familiar names (featured on the site or acquaintances of mine): Agan Harahap, Davy Linggar, Diana Lui, Genevieve Chua, Gina Osterloh, K Azril Ismail, Maitree Siriboon, Manit Sriwanichpoom, Melati Suryodarmo, MM Yu, Ohm Phanphiroj, Timur Angin, Wawi Navarroza, Yee I-Lann. The website contains a sample of the photographers’ works.