Looking Beyond Global Asias: Four Artists Shed New Light on World Issues and Historical Legacies at Asia Forum’s Digital Gathering

The Asia Forum for the Contemporary Art of Global Asias’ Fall Digital Gathering in November 2021 introduced a focus on the notion of liquidity—as in flux, movement, transition, and transformation—investigating the tectonic shifts in the geopolitical, socio-economic, and cultural landscape of Asia. From Singapore and China, to Hong Kong, and Indonesia, the presentations by Lawrence Lek, Ho Rui An, and Tita Salina and Irwan Ahmett, shed new light on historical legacies and present global concerns.

Asia Forum Spring 2021

Asia Forum was launched in 2021 with a digital gathering in Spring that presented a roundtable with protagonists that are leaders in their field; art historian and curator, Patrick Flores, cultural anthropologist, Anna Lowenhaupt Tsing, and artists, Shilpa Gupta, Ho Tzu Nyen and Lantian Xie, followed by a working group for deeper dialogical engagement with the questions and propositions that emerge.