16—19 January, 2020
Gillman Barracks, Singapore

Talk: Southeast Asia Through a Global Lens

18 January 2020

18 January 2020

S.E.A. Focus, Gillman Barracks
Free admission with an entry ticket

2.30PM – 4.00PM

The very term “Southeast Asia” suggests an externalised locus of understanding and navigation, involving an acceptance of an image of the world conceived in the West. The creation of the region as a geo-political entity is now mirrored in the global acceptance of art from Southeast Asia as a unitary concept and category in itself. This panel will examine the issues inherent in the utilisation of Southeast Asia as a framework with which to shape and comprehend contemporary art production.

Mami Kataoka, Director, Mori Art Museum, Tokyo
Reuben Keehan, Curator, Contemporary Asian Art at Queensland Art Gallery | Gallery of Modern Art
Billy Tang, Senior Curator, Rockbund Art Museum, Shanghai

Moderated by Michelle Lim, Assistant Professor, NTU School Of Art, Design and Media