Public Forum-Plenary Speaker: "Riff, Reprise, Replica: Re-enacting Exhibitions in Southeast Asia", public forum at LASALLE College of the Arts Singapore, 9 September 2019.

Activity: Community Talks, Presentations, Exhibitions and EventsPublic lecture/debate/seminar


While exhibition histories have been gaining attention as a field of study and research in recent years, there has been a been a concurrent interest in the re-enactments of exhibitions in curatorial practice. Reesa Greenberg focused on three forms of remembering exhibitions that she calls riff, reprise and replica. Using Greenberg’s ideas as a starting point, this forum will consider how these forms of remembering or re-enactments have been manifested in the context of exhibition-making in Southeast Asia. Questions relating to the curatorial premise, canon formation and the archiving of exhibitions will be explored. In the process, issues that are specific to the regional context might emerge.
Period9 Sept 2019
Held atLasalle College of the Arts, Singapore
Degree of RecognitionInternational


  • exhibition histories
  • southeast asian contemporary art
  • southeast asian exhibitions