Symposium “How Has Contemporary Art Represented Southeast Asia?”
Japanese-English simultaneous interpretation available
- Date & Time
- 10:00-17:30, 2017.7.8 [Sat], (Doors Open: 9:45)
The exhibition “SUNSHOWER: Contemporary Art from Southeast Asia 1980s to Now” intends to examine the development of contemporary art in the ASEAN (Association of Southeast Asian Nations) region since the end of the 1980s, alongside key words emblematic in generational and regional terms.
The political, economic and social developments may vary by country, but what all these nations have in common is enormous change that began with post-World War II decolonization as they modernize and democratize, and in more recent years experiencing accelerated economic progress, investment, and urban development.
In this program, as well as reassessing the world through the lens of Southeast Asian contemporary art, primarily by posing the question “How has contemporary art represented Southeast Asia?,” scholars, curators and artists of Southeast Asian contemporary art will discuss the works of the artists from a myriad of backgrounds showcased in the exhibition and how they have confronted different events in society as they pursue their practices.
- T. K. Sabapathy (Art historian), Nakao Tomomichi (Curator, Fukuoka Asian Art Museum), Reuben Keehan (Curator of Asian Contemporary Art, Queensland Art Gallery | Gallery of Modern Art), June Yap (Curator of Guggenheim UBS MAP 2013 Exhibition “No Country: Contemporary Art for South and Southeast Asia”), David Teh (Curator / Researcher at The National University of Singapore, specializing in Southeast Asian contemporary art), Takamori Nobuo (Curator, Kuandu Museum of Fine Arts), Leonhard Bartolomeus (Curator, ruangrupa / Lecturer, Jakarta Arts Institute), Erin Gleeson (Director, Sa Sa Bassac), Siddharta Perez (Assistant Curator, NUS Museum Singapore / Co-Founder of curatorial team Planting Rice, The Philippines), Yap Sau Bin (Specialist, Faculty of Creative Multimedia, Multimedia University), Ogawa Nozomu (Director, Art Center Ongoing), Kataoka Mami (Chief Curator, Mori Art Museum), Yoneda Naoki (Curator, The National Art Center, Tokyo)
- 10:00 start
10:05 - 10:25 Introduction: Kataoka Mami
10:30 - 11:30 Keynote Speech: T. K. Sabapathy
11:45 - 13:00 Lunch Break
13:00 - 15:00 Session 1 “Fluid World”
Panels: Nakao Tomomichi, Reuben Keehan, June Yap
Discussant: David Teh, Takamori Nobuo
Moderator: Kataoka Mami
15:10 - 17:10 Session 2 “What Is Art? Why Do It?”
Panels: Leonhard Bartolomeus, Erin Gleeson, Siddharta Perez
Discussant: Yap Sau Bin, Ogawa Nozomu
Moderator: Yoneda Naoki
17:10 - 17:30 Wrap-up Discussion
- The National Art Center, Tokyo; Mori Art Museum; The Japan Foundation Asia Center
- THE TOKYO CLUB
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