Summer in Tokyo this year starts with ‘Sunshower: Contemporary Art from Southeast Asia, the 1980s to Now’. Occupying both the National Art Center, Tokyo and the Mori Art Museum at the same time, ‘Sunshower’ is the most extensive exhibition to showcase contemporary art from this region to date. Jointly curated by representatives from both institutions, artwork from Brunei, Cambodia, Indonesia, Laos, Malaysia, Myanmar, Philippines, Singapore, Thailand and Vietnam is now on show in Roppongi until October. Here are some works that drew our attention:

Monumen Bong Belong, ‘Bone Cemetery Monument’ (2011) Photo: Nick West

Vasan Sitthiket, ‘Lost Info’ (2011) Photo: Nick West

Ming Wong, ‘Next Year’ (2016) Photo: Nick West

Lee Wen, ‘Strange Fruit’ (2003/2017) Photo: Nick West

Yee I-Lann and Tam Hong Lam, ‘Through Rose-tinted Glasses’ (2002) Photo: Tokyo Art Beat

Suzann Victor, ‘Veil – See Like a Heretic’ (2017) Photo: Nick West

Apichatpong Weerasethakul + Chai Siris, ‘Sunshower’ (2017) Photo: Nick West

Korakrit Arunanondchai, ‘Painting with history in a room filled with people with funny names 3’ (2015) Photo: Tokyo Art Beat

Albert Yonathan, ‘Helios’ (2017) Photo: Nick West

Albert Yonathan, ‘Helios’ (detail) (2017) Photo: Nick West

Roslisham Ismail a.k.a. Ise, ‘anOther story’ (2017) Photo: Tokyo Art Beat

Felix Bacolor, ‘Stormy Weather’ (2009/2017) Photo: Nick West

Sunshower runs until 23rd October 2017: sunshower2017.jp/en/