Southeast of Now Vol. 5, No. 1 & 2

$30.00 SGD

This double issue features:

Section 1: Colonial Spatial Orders

Editorial Introduction: Colonial Spatial Orders
Jiat-Hwee Chang, Puay-Peng Ho


Batavian Apartheid: Mapping Bodies, Constructing Identity
Robert Cowherd

The Visual Culture of Sinophone Modernism: Aw Boon Haw's Cultural Entrepreneurialism and Early Twentieth-Century's Architectural Eclecticism
Jiat-Hwee Chang

Disease on Display: The First Hygiene Exhibition in the Netherlands Indies Revisited
Robin Hartanto Honggare

Prism of Difference: Bamboo, Bayanihan and the Secret Society of "ñtcllg Kztzzstzzszllg Kztñpxllzll"
Will Davis

Mapping Shifting Formations: A Socio-Economic History of the Early Baweanese Community through Kampung Boyan
Hadi Osni

Practice as 'Theory': Amorn Srivongse's Labour-Intensive Precast Construction
Pinai Sirikiatikul

Section 2: Unthemed Open Section from the Editorial Collective


Exposing the State: Loo Zihan's Queer Performance
Aiden Magro

"My World is Modern": Deprovincialising Chen Cheng Mei and You Khin, Artists from Southeast Asia Who Traversed the Global South
Roger Nelson


Roundtable on Collective Work
Brian Curtin, Juthamas Tangsantikul, Carlos Quijon Jr., Gary Carsley, Unchalee Anantawat, Zoe Butt, Green Papaya Art Projects, Qinyi Lim, Henry Tan, Suzann Victor, Anuthin Wongsunkakon, Nanthana Boonla-or, Woranooch Chuenrudeemol, Siddharta Perez, Hendri Yulius Wijaya, Piyaluk Benjadol, Kanoknuch Sillapawisawakul, Nontawat Numbenchapol, Pinaree Sanpitak, Phaptawan Suwannakudt, Moses Tan, Roger Nelson, Araya Rasdjarmrearnsook


Mia Bustam and Her Memoirs: Speaking for Herself
Yvonne Low

Chapter 6: I Found Myself
Mia Bustam, Astrid Reza, Yvonne Low

Interview with Astrid Reza
Astrid Reza


Mediating the Media: Politics and Place in Wei Leng Tay's Photo-Images
Soo-Min Shim

Symbiosis as Resistance in The National 2021: New Australian Art
Claire Ollivain

Statement on Academic Freedom: The Editorial Collective
Sina Wittayawiroj

Emerging Writers Fellowship

Gaze and Experience in Junghuhn's Java Album

Agents of Place: Negotiations between Artist and Government in Philippine Public Art
Pristine L. De Leon

Forthcoming Emerging Writers Fellowship Recipients

Forthcoming Emerging Writers Fellowship Recipients

Emerging Translators Fellowship

Announcement: Isaac Ng Jun Fellowship for Emerging Translators


Thanks to generous grants from the Chen Chong Swee Asian Arts Programme at Yale-NUS College, Singapore, and also the Foundation for Arts Initiatives, Paris, the journal’s online editions are now freely available via Open Access, online at Project MUSE.

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