SEA Currents

In a world of shifting and contested borders, how is Southeast Asia represented and understood? What are the undercurrents that … More

UnAuthorised Medium

Exhibition dates: 16 September – 18 November 2018 Opening weekend: Saturday 15 September 2018 17:00: Official opening, featuring a new … More

Launch: Asia-Art-Activism Research Network

Date/Time: 15 June 2018, 10.00-12.45 Friday Venue: Live Art Development Agency, The Garrett Centre, 117A Mansford Street, London E2 6LX … More

Call for Papers: Documentation and Performative Practices in Contemporary Southeast Asian Art (ASEASUK)

Deadline for Paper abstracts: 31 May 2018

The list of panels for this year’s ASEASUK conference in Leeds, 5-7 September 2018 is now available. Dr Eva Bentcheva (Tate Research Centre: Asia) and I are co-convening the panel “Documentation and Performative Practices in Contemporary Southeast Asian Art”.

Art Asia Pacific: 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.