Conditions for Performance in Cambodia: Interview with Roger Nelson
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Conditions for Performance in Cambodia: Interview with Roger Nelson

Roger Nelson is an art historian and independent curator, and a Postdoctoral Fellow at Nanyang Technological University, Singapore. He received his PhD from the University of Melbourne in 2017, with his thesis titled “Modernity and Contemporaneity in ‘Cambodian Arts’ After Independence.” Roger’s research approaches modern and contemporary arts of Southeast Asia from interdisciplinary perspectives, grounded … Continue reading

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Artist Provocateur

April in Paris—the air is still crisp in the late afternoon. People mill around the Trocadéro with its view of the Ei el Tower. A woman, wearing a floor-length red chador covered with sequins, shimmers with each step as she moves near an assembly protesting Saudi Arabia’s war on Yemen. At first the demonstrators do not notice her, but as she passes them, a few of them suddenly break away to approach her. They talk excitedly at her and take photos. She bows deeply. Continue reading