Vietnamese artists Truong Tan, Tran Luong and Tuan Andrew Nguyen, as well as members of Propeller Group, are taking part in a major contemporary art exhibition of 22 well-known artists from South Asia and Southeast Asia in New York City.

The exhibit, titled No Country, can be seen at the internationally famous Guggenheim Museum in central Manhattan.

It also includes work from artists of Bangladesh, India, Indonesia, Malaysia, Myanmar, Pakistan, the Philippines, Singapore and Thailand.

The exhibition features painting, sculpture, photography, video, works on paper and installation.

All works have been newly acquired for the Guggenheim’s collection under the auspices of the Guggenheim UBS MAP Purchase Fund.

Works by the artists and collectives represent some of the most compelling and innovative voices in South Asia and Southeast Asia today.

Focusing on the region’s shifting spectrum of creative practices, the exhibition traces networks of intellectual exchange and influence, and considers the various impacts of ethno-nationalism, colonisation and globalisation on national identity.

The artworks are expected to contribute to a deeper and more critical understanding of the region, both for audiences in the US and those in Asia .

Accompanied by programmes for engagement with different local and international audiences, No Country is also a platform for discussion and exchange, and for the undoing of barriers to mutual understanding.

The exhibition will be open until May 22, and then travel to the Asia Society’s Hong Kong Centre between October 2013 and February 2014. The exhibition is also expected to appear in Singapore.-VNA