SEAspotlight | Programmes – S.E.A. Focus

SEAspotlight Talks

SEAspotlight is a specially curated series of panel discussions and talks by artists, luminaries and passionate art personalities, to spark dialogues around Southeast Asian contemporary art and the art market.

This series of SEAspotlight Talks complements the S.E.A. Focus 2024 curatorial theme, Serial and Massively Parallel, and looks at simultaneous efforts in the region to create, critique, curate and collect art. What is the impact of these individual or collective practices and how do practitioners keep true to themselves while technological advances push them into alternative realities?

We invite you to join us at these conversations to ruminate on these questions and glean insights from the panels.

Kindly note that the talks will be held in S.E.A. Focus 2024 and a valid ticket to the exhibition will be required.

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Saturday 20 January, 2.00PM - 3.00PM

Collaboration and Community: Yee I-Lann, Beverly Yong and June Yap

Join Malaysian artist Yee I-Lann and Beverly Yong from RogueArt and June Yap from Singapore Art Museum in exploring themes of collaboration and community through projects like the Borneo Heart exhibition and the monograph “the sun will rise in the east” in this engaging talk.

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Sunday 21 January, 2.00PM - 3.00PM

Tradition Today: Contemporary Craft and Storytelling

In this conversation with established Southeast Asian artists Dinh Q. Lê and Heri Dono, moderated by journalist Lisa Movius, explore what it takes to make the traditional contemporary, and the importance of storytelling through art.

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Saturday 27 January, 2.00PM - 3.00PM

To Market, To Market, To Buy an Artwork: Investing in Southeast Asia

This discussion with Deborah Iskandar, Gwen Bautista, Michelle Yaw and Helmi Yusof explores the current and future value of Southeast Asian art, new market trends, and the roles of stakeholders in driving the regional art market forward.

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Sunday 28 January, 2.00PM - 3.00PM

Not Just a Show: Exhibition-Making in Southeast Asia

In this roundtable conversation, four Southeast Asian curators will discuss on intentionality and inclusivity considerations in exhibition-making, and lay their cards on the table on their best practices.

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