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To A Faraway Friend

Busan, Korea 02.07.22 - 02.10.22

To A Faraway Friend

This exhibition’s title, To A Faraway Friend: Beyond Afro-Southeast Asian Affinities, takes inspiration from the 2021 novel ‘Future Stroll Practice’ by Park Solmoe. The book unfolds across the historic streets and quiet alleyways of Busan, tracing historic moments in the Republic of Korea’s democratization movement, which shares affinities with wider histories of independence movements in Southeast Asia and Africa.

Taking place at the ASEAN Culture House, these works presented in the show by 16 artists from the Republic of Korea and the nations of ASEAN reflect on the geopolitics of diplomatic encounters, moments of friction, and strategic alignments that have shaped, and continue to shape, geopolitical landscapes across the globe since the end of World War II and the beginning of the Cold War.

ASEAN Culture House
162 Jwadong-ro, Haeundae-gu, Busan, South Korea


There are 16 artists from Southeast Asia and South Korea, selected from various backgrounds and mediums to exhibit.

Tada HengsapkulThailand, 1987
Yee I-LannMalaysia, 1971
Pio AbadThe Philippines, 1983
Vuth LynoCambodia, 1982
Fyerool DarmaSingapore, 1987
Nayoung JeongSouth Korea
Ming WongSingapore, 1971
Jason WeeSingapore, 1979
Daejin ChoiSouth Korea
Sim Chi YinSingapore, 1978
Rimbawan GerilyaIndonesia
Yeoreum JeongSouth Korea
Cloud ProjectsMalaysia
Munirah MansoorSingapore
Heaven BaekSouth Korea, 1984
Simon SoonMalaysia

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To A Faraway Friend