28 - 30 july 2021

Nanyang academy of fine arts

Programme

Our first-ever hybrid Forum includes livestreamed presentations, performances, and dialogue to inspire a practice-led teaching and learning of Southeast Asian arts; facilitating an exchange of knowledge from the community to the classroom and vice versa.

13:30 - 14:00 Registration (for in-person attendees)
14:00 - 14:10 Opening Address
14:10 – 14:30 Opening Performance

Compacting knowledge for limited transfer between bodies and minds - the role of collaborative music making in Southeast Asia thematic scoring

A creative journey with GamelanSilva Alicia Joyce with Gamelan Orchestra Students

14:35 – 15:00 Live Presentation

Reconnecting with history, rural communities and other sources - community empowerment in art making process

Weaving the OceanAri Bayuaji

15:05 – 15:30 Live Presentation

New collaborative learning strategies – teacher and student collaborations within confines (cyber space and physical realm)

Made in Cirebon: Alternative Arts and Culture Education Model for Public School in Cooperation with Local Artists in IndonesiaArcolabs

15:35 – 16:00 Live Presentation

Connecting Cultures - Local / Regional / International

Asia-Europe Foundation

16:00 – onwards Video on Demand

Themes and highlights – connecting and producing through the creative (thought) space and physical spaces

“Re-THINGING Sculpture” Sculpture Society Singapore

Blurring boundaries: towards creation in the Digital Age

Ang X.N

Place and Memory – Artwork as Personal Monument

Chen Y.Y

Making of Something

Nyan Soe

The Representation of Art in the Digital Age

Ong S.H

The Use of Food as A Medium in Art - the Literal and Metaphorical Consumption of Art

Sankarasubramanian S.

Object as an Embodiment of Human Experience in Art Making

Wong G.M

Dialogue 1
Craftsmanship in this time of readymade objects as tactile interaction declines in our digital age


In this dialogue session Nyan Soe, Si Hui and Subashri discuss their views on "readymade" art versus "hand-made" art and the importance of craftsmanship in their practice. With the pandemic and art moving into the digital world, the artists talk about what reTHINGing means to them and how their process of art-making changed with the times.

Dialogue 2
How process evolves due to chosen media, techniques and history, and the intersection of production with authorship


Xue Ning, Gin Ming and Yanyi share their views on the touch and tinkering process in the making art - Is authenticity lost in developing the art if someone else were to produce the final artwork for the artist? The artists discussed how digitisation had affected their art-making process, their relationship with the audience, and the opportunities versus challenges encountered.

Synthesising Asian movement forms with Western text in the creation of charactersGrace Leong

Coping Strategies in the COVID-19 Crisis: A post-quarantine reflection from an artistic and medical perspectiveDr.Filomar Cortezano Tariao

Visualisation Of Anxieties Through The Artworks Of Encountering Mass Man SeriesChoy Chun Wei

Being Responsive, Staying ConnectedAsia-Europe Foundation

13:30 - 14:00 Registration (for in-person attendees)
14:00 – 14:30 Live Presentation

Spatial use reconfigured – new spaces for art exchange = new sensibilities

Adapting and Reinventing Asian classics for the Modern stageChong Tze Chien (The Finger Players)

14:35 – 15:00 Live Presentation

Material culture and the impact of touch – object making in the contemporary state of pandemic; acts of visceral communication

Object making in the digital world and contemporary state of pandemicSculpture Society Singapore

15:10 – 16:30 Dialogue session

How important are physical interactions and relationships in cultural expressions, artistic outcomes and the concept of Southeast Asian identities?

16:30 – onwards Video on Demand

Themes and highlights – developing the existing space (limitations) and communication strategies

When The Land Tortoise Meets Sea TurtleCheng Yen Pheng

Analysing the collective condition of domestic workers in Southeast Asia through material culture and photography as a medium of accumulative storytellingAntonius Cong

Themes and highlights – makers and their connection to the world (to the region and communities; and to the global stage and pluralistic environment/societies)

ComplexCity : A Collaborative street art ProjectAnagard & Ali Minanto

To Be Here With You Even For A Little WhileFitri Ya'akob

Why, Sayang?Ng Jasmine and Putri Erina Firtiyana

13:30 - 14:00 Registration (for in-person attendees)
14:00 – 14:30 Live Presentation

Practices as individuals: alienation vs Globalisation – The Artist-maker and the Gallerist-curator

Suma Orientalis

14:35 – 15:05 Live Presentation

Reconnecting with history, rural communities and other sources - specific to performing in the pandemic and change in urban vs rural/outpost connectivity

Case Study of Phra Phrom Erawan in BangkokDr Paphutsorn Koong Wongratanapitak

15:10 – 16:30 Dialogue session

Describe the influential features of relationships between urban societies and rural communities within the Southeast Asian context of making art and its relevance in contemporary, global civilization.

16:30 – onwards Video on Demand

Forum archives

13:30 - 14:00

Registration (for in-person attendees)


14:00 - 14:10

Opening Address


14:10 – 14:30

A creative journey with GamelanSilva Alicia Joyce with Gamelan Orchestra Students


14:35 – 15:00

Weaving the OceanAri Bayuaji


15:05 – 15:30

Made in Cirebon: Alternative Arts and Culture Education Model for Public School in Cooperation with Local Artists in IndonesiaArcolabs


15:35 – 16:00

Connecting Cultures - Local / Regional / International

Asia-Europe Foundation


16:00 – onwards

Video on Demand

“Re-THINGING Sculpture” Sculpture Society Singapore

 

Dialogue 1
Craftsmanship in this time of readymade objects as tactile interaction declines in our digital age
Sculpture Society Singapore

 

Dialogue 2
How process evolves due to chosen media, techniques and history, and the intersection of production with authorship

Sculpture Society Singapore

 

Synthesising Asian movement forms with Western text in the creation of charactersGrace Leong

 

Coping Strategies in the COVID-19 Crisis: A post-quarantine reflection from an artistic and medical perspectiveDr.Filomar Cortezano Tariao

 

Visualisation Of Anxieties Through The Artworks Of Encountering Mass Man SeriesChoy Chun Wei

 

Being Responsive, Staying ConnectedAsia-Europe Foundation

 



13:30 - 14:00

Registration (for in-person attendees)


14:00 – 14:30

Adapting and Reinventing Asian classics for the Modern stageChong Tze Chien (The Finger Players)


14:35 – 15:00

Object making in the digital world and contemporary state of pandemicSculpture Society Singapore


16:30 – onwards

Video on Demand

When The Land Tortoise Meets Sea TurtleCheng Yen Pheng

 

Analysing the collective condition of domestic workers in Southeast Asia through material culture and photography as a medium of accumulative storytellingAntonius Cong

 

ComplexCity : A Collaborative street art ProjectAnagard & Ali Minanto

 

To Be Here With You Even For A Little WhileFitri Ya'akob

 

Why, Sayang?Ng Jasmine and Putri Erina Firtiyana

 



13:30 - 14:00

Registration (for in-person attendees)


14:00 – 14:30

Practices as individuals: alienation vs Globalisation – The Artist-maker and the Gallerist-curator

Suma Orientalis


14:35 – 15:05

Case Study of Phra Phrom Erawan in BangkokDr Paphutsorn Koong Wongratanapitak


16:30 – onwards

Video on Demand : Forum archives