Launch: Asia-Art-Activism Research Network
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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 The Asia-Art-Activism Research Network is a crossdisciplinary and intergenerational group of artists, curators, academics and writers investigating Asian art and activism in the UK. Taking into account the variegated representations of Asian diaspora, migrant and … Continue reading

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