[SAW Dialogues] How do we renegotiate collectivity in this post-pandemic era?
In this panel, we bring together four speakers who play key roles in art projects and institutions. The discussion will look into how spaces for art were run before the pandemic, and how things are changing and adapting thereafter.
ABOUT THE SPEAKERS
Andreas Ribbung is a Swedish visual artist born in 1967 in Gustavsberg. He lives and works in Stockholm. He received his education at Konstfack and the Royal Institute of Art in Stockholm. Aside from his artistic practice he is a co-founder of the artist-run gallery Candyland, co-founder and creative director of Supermarket – Stockholm Independent Art Fair, network coordinator of Artists’ Initiatives Meetings Network, project leader of Artist-Run Network Europe, and a freelance project manager and advisor on public art.
Artist and writer, Emelie Chhangur is Director/Curator of Agnes Etherington Art Centre. This follows a significant curatorial career at AGYU, where she led the reorientation of the gallery to become a civic, community-facing, ethical space driven by intersectional collaboration. Distinguishing herself as a cultural worker dedicated to questioning the social role of the public institutions of art, Chhangur developed a practice she calls “in-reach”—a concept that has since transformed engaged institutional practice in the arts across Canada. In 2019, she won the OAAG’s inaugural BIPOC Changemaker Award; in 2020, she won the prestigious Hnatyshyn Foundation Award for Curatorial Excellence.
Norberto Roldan’s practice is rooted in social and political issues. His installations, assemblages and paintings of found objects, text fragments and found images address issues surrounding everyday life, history and collective memory. Roldan founded Black Artists of Asia in 1986, he initiated VIVA EXCON (Visayas Islands Visual Arts Exhibition and Conference), the longest running artist-led biennale in the Philippines, in 1990, and co-founded Green Papaya Art Projects in 2000.
Dr. June Yap is Director of Curatorial and Collections at the Singapore Art Museum. Her prior roles include Guggenheim UBS MAP Curator (South and Southeast Asia), and Deputy Director and Curator at the Institute of Contemporary Arts Singapore. Exhibitions she has curated include: The Gift for the curatorial collaboration Collecting Entanglements and Embodied Histories, They Do Not Understand Each Other with Yuka Uematsu at Tai Kwun Contemporary; and No Country: Contemporary Art for South and Southeast Asia for the Guggenheim UBS MAP Global Art Initiative. She is the author of Retrospective: A Historiographical Aesthetic in Contemporary Singapore and Malaysia (2016).
ABOUT THE MODERATOR
Born and raised in Japan and based in Toronto-Tokyo, Daisuke Takeya is an interdisciplinary artist, and oftentimes curator, collector, art educator and community advocator. Takeya’s praxis is comprised of the exploration of nature and plausibility in contemporary society, and hinges on all kinds of double meanings. He has participated in numerous solo and group exhibitions internationally. Daisuke obtained a Master of Fine Arts degree from the Graduate School of Figurative Art at the New York Academy of Art and received Bachelor of Fine Arts degree from the School of Visual Arts in New York City.
Presented by Hothouse, as part of their 3-day virtual symposium titled In Suspension from 21-23 January 2022. Visit their website for the full programme.