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A Pantheon for the Contemporary

Canonisation is apparently no longer a task meant for the descendants. Our Singapore contributor looks at the sticky relationship between contemporary art and art history.

Love worth declaring

Published on 30 January, 2010 by | Comments closed | Filed under: Essays, News | Tags: , , , , ,

The lack of open adoration for filmmak

Nothing is Wasted

5th Asian Museum Curator’s Conference: Independent & institutional curators from across South East Asia and Japan share their responses.

Reminisces and Thoughts on art history education in Malaysia

Published on 25 June, 2009 by | 7 | Filed under: Essays | Tags: , , ,

by Kelvin Chuah

For a long time now, people have been saying that we do not have sufficient writing and publications on Malaysian art. I am aware that this is an old debate.


Published on 13 May, 2009 by | 11 | Filed under: Essays | Tags: , , , , , , , ,

by Yin Shao Loong

In conjunction with last weekend’s Art for Grabs fair at the Central Market Annexe political scientist and historian Farish Noor delivered another of his occasional lectures on Southeast Asian history. This time on ‘Batik as a Trans-Cultural Signifier.’

Some Rooms, Contemporary Southeast Asian art

Published on 29 April, 2009 by | 13 | Filed under: Essays | Tags: , , , ,

By Eva McGovern

From February – May 2009 Ossage Gallery, Kwun Tong, Hong Kong is presenting Some Rooms, an exhibition that is a slice of contemporary art from Southeast Asia. 5 Curators were paired with two artists (selected by Ossage) each from Thailand, Singapore, Malaysia, Indonesia and, (strangely in my mind) Hong Kong. I had the opportunity to work as one of the curators, and managed to learn an incredible amount about curating, about creating meaning, about categorising artists by nationality and the challenges of representation.

Reading List for Contemporary Art in Southeast Asia

Published on 2 April, 2009 by | 13 | Filed under: Reviews | Tags: ,


It is not uncommon for me to be stumped whenever I am asked for a reading list on contemporary art in Southeast Asia. So much of what I know is acquired through fieldwork, contacts, long hours spent talking to artists, curators, historians, critics. So little of this knowledge (gossips, legends, histories, theories) has yet to be documented and written down, analysed and most importantly shared.

Reflections of Southeast Asia

Published on 25 March, 2009 by | Comments closed | Filed under: Gallery | Tags: ,

by Johnny McGeorge

“The ancients built Valdrada on the shores of a lake, with houses all verandas one above the other, and high streets whose railed parapets look out over the water. Thus the traveler, arriving, sees two cities: one erect above the lake, and the other reflected, upside down…” (from Invisible Cities by Italo Calvino)

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