The workshop will present an overview of the development of artistic practices in Southeast Asia from the 1970s to the present. Focusing on Cambodia, Indonesia, Singapore, and Vietnam the workshop will examine the diverse artistic practices by individual artists such as Jason Wee (Singapore), Debbie Ding (Singapore), and Robert Zhao (Singapore); art collectives and poets such as GSRB (Indonesia) and Danarto (Indonesia); as well as the works of filmmakers Vandy Rattana (Cambodia) and Nguyễn Trinh Thi (Vietnam). The workshop will address issues such as memory, history, artistic milieu as well as the challenges of artistic practice and the writing of art history in the Southeast Asian context.
Kevin Chua (Texas Tech University, USA)
Pamela Corey (SOAS University of London)
Amanda Katherine Rath (Goethe Universität, Frankfurt)
Workshop Report by Wulandani Dirgantoro on TRAFO – Blog for Transregional Research