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Symposium – Shifting Grounds, New Horizons: Thinking and doing contemporary Southeast Asian art now (3-4 Nov 2022)

Image: Ho Tzu Nyen, One or Several Tigers, 2017, synchronized double channel HD projection, automated screen, shadow puppets, 10 channel sound, show-control system. Courtesy of Kiang Malingue Gallery and the Artist.

I am involved in delivering this Zoom-only symposium on Southeast Asian art jointly hosted by Art History & Theory program at Monash Art, Design and Architecture (MADA) in Melbourne, and the MA in Critical and Curatorial Studies of Contemporary Art programme (CCSCA) at the National Taipei University of Education, Taipei. Many thanks to Dr Michelle Antoinette & Dr Francis Maravillas for having me on board the organising team.

From their event description:

Shifting Grounds, New HorizonsThinking and doing contemporary Southeast Asian art now is a 2-day online symposium gathering key voices in the field of contemporary Southeast Asian art. The symposium is intended as a space for renewing knowledge and conversations around critical developments in art and curatorial practice, projects of art history and exhibition history, and the ever-shifting coordinates of contemporary Southeast Asian art itself – all within a context of the expanded artworlds for, and public engagement with, the region’s art over the last few decades. To this end, Shifting Grounds. New Horizons encourages thinking and discussion across historical and present-day contexts, as well as future trajectories of practice that are shaping the field.

Other than fantastic direction provided by Michelle and Francis, I am working alongside Warisa Somsuphangsri.

This symposium is supported by the Australian Research Council (DE170100455), CCSCA, and MADA.

Register for Zoom link here.

Date3-4 November 2022