Latiff Mohidin: Pago Pago (1960 - 1969)
12 August – 30 December 2018, Level 5
Latiff Mohidin: Pago Pago (1960-1969) traces a formative period in the artist’s practice during the 1960s as he journeyed across Europe and Southeast Asia. The phrase in its title, “Pago Pago,” was coined by the artist to evoke the consciousness that emerged through these travels. A way of thinking and working that sought to challenge the dominance of Western modernism at the time, Pago Pago led Latiff Mohidin to explore a syncretic approach to form in his art, and enter dialogues with other avant-garde thinkers in Southeast Asia.