CUT 09

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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.

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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.

The exhibition would be showing at Valentine Willie Fine Art in Kuala Lumpur from Feb 4 to Feb 21, VFWA Singapore from Apr 29 to May 17 and finally Manila Contemporary from Jul 18 to Aug 8.