8PM Sunday Google Hangout for #ThirdWorldCuratorial via curator Sidd Perez, a continuing discussion with peers from the Asia-Pacific region.
“How problematic is it to frame contemporary art and related practices from Southeast Asia in regional terms, insofar as these projects are concerned? How do digital platforms enforce or diminish the varying boundaries of contexts – the local, the regional, and the global – and the distance(s) between them?”
ONLINE PRESENTATION & DISCUSSION
• ROGER NELSON, curator, ‘Online and Local, Worldwide: Five Websites From and For Southeast Asia’
• SIDD PEREZ, Planting Rice
• PEN SEREYPAGNA, Phnom Penh Visions
• PIP KELLY, creative producer, ‘Jorng Jam’
The discussion explores key questions in Roger Nelson’s Online and Local, Worldwide project in relation to the websites featured in the latter, as well as the projects presented by the discussants.
How problematic is it to frame contemporary art and related practices from Southeast Asia in regional terms, insofar as these projects are concerned? How do digital platforms enforce or diminish the varying boundaries of contexts – the local, the regional, and the global – and the distance(s) between them?
Sunday, 26th October 2014
12pm (UK – GMT*)
/ 7pm (Cambodia – GMT+7)
/ 8pm (Philippines & Singapore – GMT+8)
/ 10pm (Brisbane & Melbourne – GMT+10)
**Please note that BST ends on 26th October and clocks will go back to GMT
(Live Google Hangout URL will be posted here before the event.)
The Google Hangout discussion will also be hosted by the Independent Archive and Resource Center (67 Aliwal Street) in Singapore for those who wish to join in the live discussion.
SEA ArtsFest 2014
“Online & Local, Worldwide: Five Websites From and For Southeast Asia” is curated by Roger Nelson and presented as part of SEA ArtsFest 2014.
‘Jorng Jam’ is curated by Pip Kelly and featured as part of the SEA ArtsFest 2014 Digital Programme.
ROGER NELSON is an independent curator based in Phnom Penh, and a PhD candidate at the University of Melbourne researching contemporaneity and recent Cambodian art. He publishes internationally on Southeast Asian contemporary art, including in ArtAsiaPacific; Contemporaneity: Historical Presence in Visual Culture; and Randian. Recent catalogue essays include Pinaree Sanpitak at Yavuz Fine Art, Singapore; Khvay Samnang at Tomio Koyama Gallery, Singapore; and Khvay Samnang at Taipei’s Asian Art Biennial (coauthored with Erin Gleeson). Roger recently spoke on performance in Cambodian visual art at New York’s Museum of Modern Art, and is currently working on curatorial projects in Cambodia, Australia, Singapore, Thailand, and Vietnam. In 2015-6 he joins the Getty Foundation and University of Sydney’s research initiative, “Ambitious Alignments: New Histories of Southeast Asian Art.” rogernelson.net
BRACK gathers projects, people, and ideas that feed a progressive philosophy of life. A platform for socially engaged artists and their work, Brack aims to motivate a social interest in — and for — art.
PIP KELLY is an arts producer and documentary film-maker living in Brisbane, Australia. She has worked on several Australian broadcast documentary series and also produced community arts projects (both digital and arts) for youth and multicultural organisations. In 2012 she produced a crowd sourced pop up project called “What do you collect?” for the QLD Museum – experimenting with contemporary notions of collecting. In 2013 she completed an Asiaink arts management residency in Phnom Penh, Cambodia – the result being a collaborative group exhibition called Jorng Jam (‘to remember’) combining history, contemporary art and the discovery of rare pre-Khmer Rouge photographs. She is currently preparing for a 2nd development of Jorng Jam in Queensland Australia in 2015.www.pipkelly.com.au
PLANTING RICE (http://plantingrice.com/) is a web-based resource portal and curatorial collaboration between Lian Ladia and Sidd Perez that explores projects, archives, mobilities and information of events in Southeast Asia with Manila, Philippines as center.