Latiff Mohidin (b. 1941) is a major painter and poet in Malaysia. The exhibition presents the artist’s formative period during the 1960s, when he travelled to Europe and South-east Asia. Pago-Pago – the title of a series of well-known works – is an invented formula evoking the awareness born of these travels. It refers to a way of thinking and working that attempted to complexify Western modernism, opening the way to the construction of symbolic forms and dialogues with other avant-garde thinkers in South-east Asia.

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