Boundless: Stories of Asian Art, the inaugural installation of the permanent collection, spans 13 galleries and is accompanied by Be/longing: Contemporary Asian Art, a show of 12 diasporic Asian artists in the newly constructed special exhibitions gallery.
The Asian Art Museum’s tagline is “reimagination and reinstallation,” and it has delivered strongly on the latter.
Contemporary art, Southeast Asian art, and acknowledgments of Indigeneity in Asia — all of which are addressed in Bustillo’s multifaceted printmaking-performance-multimedia practice — are nearly absent from Seattle’s Asian Art Museum, as they are in Asian art collections throughout the United States.
As a scholar of Filipino diasporic art, I make a small game of finding the “Hidden Filipinos” in Asian art museums and exhibitions around the world.
The Seattle Asian Art Museum (1400 E Prospect St, Seattle) is now open to the public.