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ASIA-SPECIFIC: Robert Zhao's Singapore Wild Dogs (2014) depicts stray dogs displayed as they would be in a zoo - a sardonic comment on the country's uneasy relationship with the untamed.

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ASIA-SPECIFIC: Taiwan's installation artist Huang Po-Chih examines agriculture and production - all the way down to the individuals who partake in the industrial structure

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REFLECTIVE WORKS: Indian painter Manish Nai works with compressed jute, newspaper and old clothes to re-imagine the painting as a form - such as this totem pole-like painting constructed out of old clothes.

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REFLECTIVE WORKS: Thailand's Sutthirat Supaparinya examines through her video art the impact that the construction of the Srinakarin Dam and the Mae Moh Lignite mine have on the environment.

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REFLECTIVE WORKS: Bangladeshi sculptor Promotesh Das lines weapons of war, such as guns, gas masks and grenades, with shola flowers - a man-made symbol of beauty and celebration countering another man-made symbol of destruction.

Art from unexpected corners

Prudential Eye Awards casts its net wide to include nominees from emerging art scenes.
Jan 1, 2016 5:50 AM

A CAMBODIAN sandal-eating performance artist, a Bangladeshi sculptor who lines weapons of war with flowers, and a Vietnamese filmmaker protesting her country's nuclear plans are among the 15 Asian artists vying for one of the most lucrative art awards in the region.

Now in its third year