Contextualising Contemporary Asian Art

Friday, 12 October 2012

18:00 - 19:30, Research Forum South Room

installation with with outline rectangle of red powder with dense folds of powder at the bottom
Jane Lee (Singapore, Status, 2009. Mixed Media installation. 480cm X 420cm X 20cm

Speaker(s): Tan Boon Hui (Singapore Art Museum), Dr Wang Chunchen (Museum of the Central Academy of Fine Arts, Beijing), Zehra Jumabhoy (The Courtauld Institute of Art)

Ticket/ Entry details: Open to all, free admission

Organised by: Dr Wenny Teo (The Courtauld Institute of Art) and Zehra Jumabhoy (The Courtauld Institute of Art)

In recent years, contemporary Asian art has gained admittance to prestigious Western institutions, international biennials and art fairs on an unprecedented scale. While the heightened visibility of Asian art is regarded by many as a positive development, the papers presented in this symposium seek to put the wide variety of artistic practice from the Asian region into critical context by examining socio-historical, political and conceptual specificities of artistic production, display and reception.

The papers will be followed by a panel discussion (chaired by Dr Wenny Teo), Q&A and an informal reception.

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