Publication Launch: SOUTHEAST OF NOW on Reframing the Archive

12 December 2019, 1830-2030
Asia-Art-Activism @ Raven Row

SOUTHEAST OF NOW is an academic journal which aims to look and listen closely to the discursive spaces of art in, from, and around the region that is referred to as Southeast Asia, from a historical perspective.

This special issue, co-edited by Joanna Wolfarth, Annie Jael Kwan and Fiona Allen, explores the ways in which colonial and postcolonial film and photographic archives have been rearticulated within a range of Southeast Asian political and aesthetic contexts. By combining insights from various fields of study, including art history, anthropology, film studies, and contemporary practice, the volume seeks to offer an interdisciplinary perspective on the debates that continue to surround the archive.

The editors will be joined by Dr. Pamela Corey and Professor Ashley Thompson from SOAS, University of London, for a panel discussion on the theme of ‘archive’ within Southeast Asian arts.

The launch is hosted by Asia-Art-Activism at Raven Row.

This issue of Southeast of Now is available for free via Open Access on Project Muse, thanks to the generous support of the Chen Chong Swee Asian Arts Programme at Yale-NUS College and the Foundation for Arts Initiatives.

Image: Ho Rui An, Green Screen Studio, Medan, c. 1898, print mounted on acrylic glass with aluminum backing. Image courtesy of the artist.


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