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

Conditions for Performance in Cambodia: Interview with Bo Rithy
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Conditions for Performance in Cambodia: Interview with Bo Rithy

Born 1989, in Kampuchea Krom, South Vietnam. Bo Rithy was a student at Phare Ponleu Selpak for ten years before graduating from the Visual Arts department in 2010, and is currently undertaking a law degree at the University of Battambang. He has shown in group exhibitions in Cambodia, Thailand, and Singapore (where he was selected … Continue reading

Conditions for Performance in Cambodia: Interview with Amy Lee Sanford
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Conditions for Performance in Cambodia: Interview with Amy Lee Sanford

Amy Lee Sanford is a sculptor whose work explores the relationship between trauma and healing. Born in Phnom Penh, Cambodia in 1972 and raised in the United States, the artist holds a degree from Brown University in the Visual Arts. Sanford has been in numerous collective exhibitions internationally. A partial list includes Cascade (solo exhibition, … Continue reading

Artist and Empire: (En)countering Colonial Legacies
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Artist and Empire: (En)countering Colonial Legacies

First presented in 2015 at Tate Britain under the title “Artist and Empire: Facing Britain’s Imperial Past” the show’s October 2016 debut at the National Gallery Singapore (NGS), entitled “Artist and Empire: (En)countering Colonial Legacies” is curated by the local team comprised of Low Sze Wee, Melinda Susanto and Toffa Abdul Wahed, marking the NGS’s second international collaboration (the first was with Paris’s Centre Pompidou). Continue reading

Event Report: Annie Jael Kwan on A Stitch in Time? Situating David Medalla’s ‘Participation-Performance’ between British and Philippine Performance Art History
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Event Report: Annie Jael Kwan on A Stitch in Time? Situating David Medalla’s ‘Participation-Performance’ between British and Philippine Performance Art History

This report, commissioned by the Tate Research Centre: Asia, is a summary of a panel organised by Eva Bentcheva, independent art historian and curator, at Tate Modern on 21 November 2016. Entitled A Stitch in Time? Situating David Medalla’s ‘Participation-Production Performances’ between British and Philippine Performance Art History, this panel formed part of Contact Points: a seminar in which participants in the 2016 Tate Research Centre: Asia Visiting Fellowship Programme presented their research projects. Continue reading

Brothers in Art
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Brothers in Art

I first saw the Le Brothers’s large-scale three-channel video projection installation Into the Sea (2011) at the 2013 Singapore Biennale. The video featured the identical male twins in a series of beautifully filmed scenes set against the languid backdrop of the ocean. On one screen, the long-haired shirtless pair dig into the sand on a beach, and one buries the other in the sand. Continue reading