We all know that data, rendered effectively, can be art. Art is usually less empirical, so what it tells you about a person or place can’t always be measured. No Country: Contemporary Art for South and Southeast Asia, which ended its run at the Guggenheim this week, attempts to convey information about those regions beyond the sheer numbers of its history.
In the Guggenheim’s first UBS MAP Global Art Initiative exhibition, artists from Bangladesh, India, Indonesia, Malaysia, Myanmar, Pakistan, the Philippines, Singapore, Thailand, and Vietnam deliver nuanced approaches to their complicated histories and contemporary realities.
Shilpa Gupta’s “1:14.9″ perhaps best illustrates... keep reading