2 August 2024

Nanyang academy of fine arts

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2 August 2024, 11:00 - 12:00

Artistic Responses for Humanity:
Exploring artful engagements with the
Gaza–Israel conflict?

Post Museum

This video essay unpacks the art community's cultural actions responding to the recent escalation and Israeli military response and invasion of Gaza in the ongoing Gaza–Israel conflict. As the violence in Gaza escalated, members of the art community responded with various initiatives and activities, such as fundraising efforts, facilitating and participating in the public sphere, making art, raising awareness, and more. Responding to citizen participation in the public debate on the Gaza conflict, the Singaporean government urged citizens not to let the issue affect the country's harmony or cohesion. As such, conflict-related activities conducted by the arts community are not just expressions but can be read as participation in the public sphere. Can all these range of activities be considered artful, art-like or considered as art? Are they culturally relevant and valuable? Do they have a life after the conflict, or are they simply overshadowed by yet another atrocity from another conflict?

Post-Museum is an independent cultural and social space in Singapore that aims to encourage and support a thinking and proactive community. It is an open platform for examining contemporary life, promoting the arts, and connecting people. In addition to its events and projects, it also curates, researches, and collaborates with a network of social actors and cultural workers.