Working on New Mandala has been a labour of love which has motivated me to pursue my own academic work as a researcher and teacher.
Asian Art Research Now: Postgraduate workshop
Supportive critique and cross-pollination across institutional boundaries, as well as those of geography and temporality.
The Yogyakartan Surrealism of Jokowi
Like the Yogyakartan surrealist, Jokowi’s leadership offers a dreamscape, relying much on the promise of the future.
A conversation about Vomit Girl: Mai Nguyen-Long talks to Elly Kent
Studying Vietnamese folkloric practices, the artist has crafted objects that reflect the aesthetics of creative subversion and resistance.
Public programs weekend: Our Grandfather Road
Interact with some of the most socially-engaged and topical art produced by contemporary artists both emerging and established from the region
“Perempuan Merdeka” women’s art exhibition at the 39th Indonesia Update
The artists’ playful images expose societal norms and offer alternatives to understanding women’s position in society
Our Grandfather Road—The (gendered) body & place in contemporary Southeast Asian art
Against monolithic narratives of womanhood, nationhood, regionalism; emphasising body & environment.
Kita perlu bicara! Seni, pelanggaran, dan politik di Documenta 15
Kolektif-kolektif berorientasi hak asasi manusia dari Indonesia telah dituduh anti-Semitis di salah satu pameran terbesar di Eropa, Dokumenta di Kassel, German.
We need to talk! Art, offence and politics in Documenta 15
Human-rights oriented Indonesian art collectives have been accused of anti-Semitism at one of Europe's largest art exhibitions, Documenta, in Kassel, Germany.
RISE 2: Considerations of saltwater, fish, mangroves & people, oil & plastic
From remote Torres Strait to mega-cities like Jakarta, enforced climate refugee status continues to increase.
Simultaneous street art campaign for cage-free farms in 7 major Indonesian cities
Success is also closely linked to the public support of consumers who care about animal welfare and demand better standards.
‘Other Possible Worlds’ Contemporary art from Thailand
Investigating urbanisation, the environment, inequality, and the political rights and duties of Thai people.
Seni Baru: new art from Bali & Bandung
Featuring art from the "other" major art centres in Indonesia, this exhibition includes the work of 6 mid-career artists.
Beyond borders at APT 10 Part 2: Textures & translations in SEA abstraction
Drawn from local contexts, these abstractions also transcend borders.
Redefining my Thai identity
It seems like being Thai means I have to overlook the barbaric killings and the state impunity as if it is a way of life.
Looking beyond borders at Asia Pacific Triennial 10 – Part 1
APT10 forces us to look past the categories of nation or ethnicity to embrace perspectives in life that are centred on multiplicity and hybridity, on community and friendship.
Senam rudat: performing arts and participation in Pasir Putih, North Lombok
Adapting traditional dance for healthy community building with local women; but are gender boundaries reinforced or deconstructed?
Forgotten art history: the art of Chinese-Indonesian women in the 20th century
Uncovering transnational and gendered experiences reveals a far richer and more multifaceted picture of Indonesian art and identity.
Living Art under attack in Timor-Leste: Arte Moris
The eviction of the young nation's only art school has shown who holds the real power in Timor-Leste.
Salvaging Southeast Asian history: shipwrecks and Chinese blue-and-white
This salvaged cargo draws attention to the pivotal role played by Southeast Asian merchants and consumers in the circulation of Chinese ceramics.
‘The East’ in a transnational context: The Indonesian War of Independence in film
Ethical questions around Dutch soldiers’ actions on which the film reflects are less urgent in Indonesian films.
Protest Art – AnuPyinNyar
Since the start of the coup, Ku Kue's art has featured front and centre in many protests around the country.
Storytelling, subversion and satire in Tita Salina’s 1001st Island
A utopian vision with glimpses of a dystopian future.
Temasek History Research Centre: Archaeology and Art History of Southeast Asia Programme webinar series
Comprehensive introductory lectures in Archaeology and Art History of Southeast Asia with a focus on the pre-Modern to the Modern periods.