Activity: External Academic Engagement › Peer review panel or committee
Convened a closed symposium at 4A Sydney, gathering Asian art scholars and curators, with guest speaker presentations by Mira A, Merv Espina, Mark Teh, Tintin Wulia, Suzann Victor. Guest Speaker Topics:
Mira Asriningtyas spoke about her Indonesia-based community-focused and socially-engaged curatorial projects. Merv Espina spoke to initiatives in the Philippines, namely the independent art space Green Papaya and the longest-running art biennial in the Philippines, VIVA EXCON (Visayas Islands Visual Arts Exhibition and Conference). Mark Teh spoke to the changing Malaysian socio-political context and his work at the performing arts space Five Arts Centre in Kuala Lumpur, for which he is Director. Tintin Wulia spoke to a range of her art practices, informed by her experiences as an Indonesian and international contemporary artist engaging with themes of cultural dislocation, history, memory, migration and globalisation. Singapore-born Australian artist Suzann Victor spoke to her developing art practice within the emergent Singapore contemporary art context of the 1980s and 1990s, including her groundbreaking work for 5th Passage art space.