[SAW Dialogues] The Pleasures and Pains of Archiving

[SAW Dialogues] The Pleasures and Pains of Archiving

16 January 2022
Gillman Barracks, Block 47 Malan Rd, Singapore 109444 & Streaming Live via SAW Digital
2pm - 3.30pm
Free Admission

[SAW Dialogues] The Pleasures and Pains of Archiving

During the extended lockdowns, many art practitioners turned to archiving to make good use of the unexpected downtime. We hear from archivists about the pleasures and pains of the archiving process, and the lessons they have learnt to make the endeavour as seamless as possible.

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.

Trained as an architect at Universitas Indonesia and Cranbrook Academy of Art, farid rakun wears different hats, depending on who is asking. He is a part of the artists’ collective ruangrupa, with whom he co-curated ‘SONSBEEK ’16: transACTION’ in Arnhem, the Netherlands, and is currently providing artistic direction for documenta fifteen, which will be held in Kassel, Germany in 2022. He is also a visiting lecturer in the Architecture Department of Universitas Indonesia.

Tutik Indras Oktafia graduated from Universitas Indonesia majoring in Library and Information Science. Without having an art background, she became interested in art after joining GUDSKUL, an educational knowledge-sharing platform formed in 2018 by three Jakarta-based collectives ruangrupa, Serrum, and Grafis Huru Hara. Throughout her practice, she has been looking for a way to combine the management of archives with the input of a larger ecosystem of artists and art collectives. 

Chương-Đài Võ is Researcher at Asia Art Archive, where she supervises archival collections of contemporary art from Southeast Asia. Her writing can be found in publications from MOMA Warsaw (forthcoming), Afterall, Institut national d’histoire de l’art, Moderna Galerija, and Taipei Fine Arts Museum. Recent curatorial projects include ‘Form Colour Action: Sketchbooks and Notebooks of Lee Wen’, and Ho Tzu Nyen’s ‘The Critical Dictionary of Southeast Asia, Vol. 1: G for Ghost(writers)’.

Chew Tee Pao has been with the Asian Film Archive (AFA) since 2009. As Archivist, he oversees the development of the film collection, helps to plan the Archive’s preservation strategies, and is responsible for selecting and overseeing film restorations. He has contributed articles on film preservation and co-written a chapter on digital filmmaking and its impact on film archiving in Singapore for the book ‘Singapore Cinema: New Perspectives’ published in 2017.

Vivyan Yeo co-develops projects, oversees technical capabilities of relevant software, and regularly contributes to A&M as a writer. Through interviews and art historical research, she is keen on investigating hidden trends in the Southeast Asian art scene. She has had art world experiences at Cambodian Living Arts in Phnom Penh, Christie’s New York, Gajah Gallery, NUS Press and Christie’s Singapore. She is currently also Curatorial Lead at Art Agenda. 

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