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November 2020

I’ve been working on a bunch of things for November 2020. Here’s the list.

2 November, 1pm (GMT+11): Art & Film – Film Archiving in Asia

Fellow PhD candidate and member of Asian Art Dialogue has put together a panel of speakers representing Asian Film Archive (Singapore), In.Docs (Indonesia) and the Society for Filipino Achivists for Film (the Philippines). This is the second online dialogue event for AAD.

There is a Facebook event here.

3-4 & 6 November: APARN 2020: Rebordering the Archipelago — Asia Pacific Exchanges

Léuli Eshrāghi, re(cul)naissance, 2020. Installation view for the 22nd Biennale of Sydney (2020), Cockatoo Island. Commissioned by the Biennale of Sydney. This project has been assisted by the Australian Government through the Australia Council, its arts funding and advisory body. Courtesy the artist. Photograph: Jessica Maurer.

I am not personally involved in this, unless cheerleading counts. It is, nonetheless, a significant event I wish I was involved in. APARN stands for Asia Pacific Artistic Research Network (APARN), a joint project of Victorian College of the Arts, University of Melbourne and Indonesian Institute of the Arts, Yogyakarta. APARN 2020 is presented by the Centre of Visual Art, University of Melbourne and includes a range of panels and presentations that are part of a regional exchange of artistic enquiry activating regional solidarity in our fields.

The much more interesting people involved in this are: Raqs Media Collective and Moonis Ahmad; Léuli Eshrāghi and Lisa Hilli, Victoria Hunt; Yuki Kihara and Natalie King; Nuraini Juliastuti and Sutanto Mendut; Helly Minarti and Tamarra, Ginoe Ojoy, Mark Teh, Iriano Yedija Petrus Awom.

Register for the event here.

5 November, 9am (GMT+11): Arts Research Seminar – Jill Carrick

I am not personally involved in this either but it is a significant event that I am interested in. The Art History department at University of Melbourne has invited Professor Jill Carrick to present on her research as part of the Arts Research Seminar series. I am really keen to attend and hear about her latest work.

5 November, 12noon – 6pm (GMT+11): Symposium – Archipelagic Encounters

View of sea line from Singapore island. Photo: Ian Woo.

An online symposium produced in collaboration between McNally School of Fine Arts, Lasalle College of the Arts, Singapore, and the Centre of Visual Art, University of Melbourne, Australia. In this symposium, postgraduate researchers from McNally School of Fine Arts, Lasalle College of the Arts, Singapore, and the Centre of Visual Art, University of Melbourne, Australia come together to explore historical and contemporary cultural exchanges in the arts, addressing time, space, disciplinary exchange and cross-island exchange. The presentations provide a glimpse of the cutting edge research conducted by postgraduates at McNally and CoVA and jointly point toward the increasing awareness and significance of cultural transformation as a mode of work for contemporary artistic researchers.

More information could be found on the website here. There is a registration page here.

Time (AEDT)Event
11.45amIntroductory remarks
Dr Venka Purushothaman, Vice President [Academic] & Provost, LASALLE College of the Arts
Prof Su Baker, Pro Vice-Chancellor, Community and Cultural Partnerships & Director, Centre of Visual Art (CoVA), University of Melbourne
Prof Claire Bishop, Professor of Contemporary Art, City University of New York “Interventions: The Art of Political Timing”
1-5pmStudent presentations
(UniMelb) Elyssia Bugg, Duncan Caillard, Laurence Marvin Castillo, Chelsea Coon, Chloe Ho, Chris Parkinson, Shinjita Roy, Genevieve Trail, Kellie Wells, Kezia Yap.
(Lasalle) TBA
Sopheap Pich, artist
“From the Forest to the Studio”
6pmClosing Remarks

24-25 November, 3-4.30pm (GMT+11) Workshops: ASAA2020 Postgraduate Workshops

As part of the biennial conference that was supposed to be held in July 2020, ASAA was supposed to organised a couple of in-person workshops dedicated to attending postgraduates. While the conference had been cancelled, these postgraduate workshops have merely been postponed and are running as webinars at the end of November. These webinars are free and open to all.

Time/DateWorkshop details
Tues, 24 November, 3-4.30pmFrom PhD to Book. Recent experiences in the publishing industry
Dr. Nathan Hollier; Dr. Kevin Carrico; Dr. Sophie Chao; and Dr. Benjamin Hegarty
Wed, 25 November, 3-4.30pmPhotographs and image rights in the publishing world
Dr Claire Roberts; Dr Susie Protschky; Dr Benjamin Hegarty; and Mr Wil Villareal

More information could be found on the website here. Register for the Tuesday Webinar here and the Wednesday webinar here.