Cast But One Shadow: Afro-Southeast Asian Affinities

Cast But One Shadow

24 September 2021 - 15 January 2022



๐‚๐š๐ฌ๐ญ ๐๐ฎ๐ญ ๐Ž๐ง๐ž ๐’๐ก๐š๐๐จ๐ฐ is the second exhibition of a long-term and iterative research project by Kathleen Ditzig and Carlos Quijon, Jr. that situates Southeast Asia as a compelling coordinate to review the continued resonances of global solidarities. Developed in partnership with KONNECT ASEAN, an ASEAN Foundation arts program funded by the Republic of Korea, this three-year project focuses on Afro-Southeast Asian affinities that emerged from decolonization projects during the Cold War.



๐—ช๐—ถ๐˜๐—ต ๐—ฎ๐—ฟ๐˜ ๐˜„๐—ผ๐—ฟ๐—ธ๐˜€ ๐—ฏ๐˜† ๐—Ÿ๐—ฒ๐˜€๐—น๐—ฒ๐˜†-๐—”๐—ป๐—ป๐—ฒ ๐—–๐—ฎ๐—ผ, ๐—™๐˜†๐—ฒ๐—ฟ๐—ผ๐—ผ๐—น ๐——๐—ฎ๐—ฟ๐—บ๐—ฎ, ๐—๐—ฒ๐—ฎ๐—ป ๐—–๐—น๐—ฎ๐—ถ๐—ฟ๐—ฒ ๐——๐˜†, ๐—ฏ๐—ฎ๐—ป๐—ถ ๐—ต๐—ฎ๐˜†๐—ธ๐—ฎ๐—น, ๐—”๐—ฟ๐—ถ๐—ธ๐—ผ ๐—œ๐—ธ๐—ฒ๐—ต๐—ฎ๐—ฟ๐—ฎ, ๐—ง๐˜‚๐—ฎ๐—ป ๐—”๐—ป๐—ฑ๐—ฟ๐—ฒ๐˜„ ๐—ก๐—ด๐˜‚๐˜†๐—ฒ๐—ป, ๐—˜๐—น๐—ถ๐—ฎ ๐—ก๐˜‚๐—ฟ๐˜ƒ๐—ถ๐˜€๐˜๐—ฎ, ๐—”๐—ต๐—บ๐—ฎ๐—ฑ ๐—™๐˜‚๐—ฎ๐—ฑ ๐—ข๐˜€๐—บ๐—ฎ๐—ป, ๐—ฆ๐—ถ๐—บ ๐—–๐—ต๐—ถ ๐—ฌ๐—ถ๐—ป, ๐—ฆ๐—ถ๐—บ๐—ผ๐—ป ๐—ฆ๐—ผ๐—ผ๐—ป ๐—ฎ๐—ป๐—ฑ ๐— ๐˜‚๐—ป๐—ถ๐—ฟ๐—ฎ๐—ต ๐— ๐—ฎ๐—ป๐˜€๐—ผ๐—ผ๐—ฟ, ๐—œ๐˜€๐—ผ๐—น๐—ฎ ๐—ง๐—ผ๐—ป๐—ด, ๐— ๐—ถ๐—ป๐—ด ๐—ช๐—ผ๐—ป๐—ด, ๐—ฎ๐—ป๐—ฑ ๐—ฌ๐—ฒ๐—ฒ ๐—œ-๐—Ÿ๐—ฎ๐—ป๐—ป



๐‚๐š๐ฌ๐ญ ๐๐ฎ๐ญ ๐Ž๐ง๐ž ๐’๐ก๐š๐๐จ๐ฐ pursues the thematic threads of racial presence, anti-colonial struggle, and the interventive ways of navigating colonial and neocolonial relations through Southeast Asia. The title of the exhibition is adapted from a 1962 novella authored by Han Suyin, a Eurasian physician, novelist, and public intellectual with Chinese and Belgian parentage. It was one of the last books she published while living in Malaya, two years before she left the country in the wake of controversies involving her opposition to the merger of Singapore with the rest of the Malayan states into the Federation of Malaysia. The exhibition focuses on the complex regional historical milieu that Han worked in as an important source of illumination in the history of archipelagic Southeast Asia and the discourses around decolonial affinities.

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