[SAW Dialogues] Collegiality in the Global South

[SAW Dialogues] Collegiality in the Global South

16 January 2022
Gillman Barracks, Block 47 Malan Rd, Singapore 109444 & Streaming Live via SAW Digital
4.30 pm - 6 pm
Free Admission

[SAW Dialogues] Collegiality in the Global South

Borne from a desire to connect with colleagues across geographies at a time when travel was largely curbed, ambitious cross-boundary projects offer possibilities for art practitioners to work around restrictions to connect and create. We take a look at the outcomes of these bold initiatives.

This talk is both streaming live on SAW Digital & happening physically at Gillman Barracks Block 47. For the physical talk, please register for a free ticket here.

David Teh is a writer, curator and Associate Professor at the National University of Singapore. His research spans art history, criticism and theory, with an emphasis on Southeast Asian modern and contemporary art. His curatorial projects have included Unreal Asia (55. Internationale Kurzfilmtage Oberhausen, 2009), Video Vortex #7 (Yogyakarta, 2011), TRANSMISSION (Jim Thompson Art Center, Bangkok, 2014), Misfits: Pages from a Loose-leaf Modernity (Haus der Kulturen der Welt, Berlin, 2017) and Returns, a project for the 12th Gwangju Biennale in 2018. He is currently co-curating the 17th Istanbul Biennial (with Ute Meta Bauer and Amar Kanwar). David’s writings have appeared in Third Text, Afterall, ARTMargins, Theory Culture & Society and Artforum. His book ‘Thai Art: Currencies of the Contemporary’ was published in 2017 by MIT Press, and he was co-editor (with David Morris) of ‘Artist-to-Artist: Independent Art Festivals in Chiang Mai 1992-98’ (2018), for Afterall’s Exhibition Histories series.

Fang-Tze Hsu is a lecturer at the Department of Communications and New Media Department, National University of Singapore (NUS). Apart from her academic work, she has also been a curator, and has worked with many artists and institutions in the last decade. She is also an experienced editor and translator. Her upcoming editorial and translation work include the Chinese translation of ‘SouthEastAsia: Spaces of the Curatorial’.

Isa Lorenzo is Founder and Co-director of Silverlens Galleries in Manila. She takes the lead role in artist management, sales, and programming, including special projects and art fairs. She has been instrumental in establishing and maintaining the professional structure of the gallery, finding the right opportunities for artists, and keeping in close contact with the different members of the art world, locally and internationally.

Nadya Wang is Editor at A&M, a multimedia platform presenting specialist content on Southeast Asian art, with a focus on artistic, curatorial and business practices. In 2021, she launched sibling site Fashion & Market (FAM), which explores the interdisciplinary practices within the Southeast Asian fashion community. She is interested in profiling underrepresented work, and conceptualising projects to demystify and encourage endeavours in the regional art and fashion communities.  Nadya is also a lecturer at LASALLE College of the Arts.

Co-Presented with Art & Market
Gillman Barracks, Block 47 Malan Rd, Singapore 109444 & Streaming Live via SAW Digital
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