Spectrum of Art Sensibilities: Critical Reflections on the Global Turn in Contemporary Art

Category - annual lecture 2015
Noted Indonesian art critic and curator Jim Supangkat will deliver the fourth MA Asian Art Histories Annual Lecture on 25 March 2015. Distinguished Speaker : Jim Supangkat Moderator : Professor Yvonne Spielmann Wed 25 March 2015 7.00pm-9.00pm Block F Level 2 #F202 LASALLE College of the Arts 1 McNally Street Free admission (on a first-come first-served basis) RSVP: wulandani.dirgantoro@lasalle.edu.sg A Read more....

New Silk Roads: Painting Beyond Borders

Category - essays and articles
by Rachel Choo The ancient Silk Road – actually a network of established roads, unkempt pathways and evanescent desert trails – conducted goods, ideas, adventurers, spies, diplomats and armies from China, across the Eurasian continent to India, the Mideast and Europe, and back. The road has become a fabled metaphor for cosmopolitan wayfaring and exchange, despite the fact that it was also a Read more....

Taipei Study Trip – Delving Into Relational Aesthetics

Category - overseas study trips
by Stephanie Xatart and Samantha Segar The much anticipated study trip of the Asian Art Histories 2014/15 Master’s Programme took us to Taipei, Taiwan. The trip was from 9 Dec to 13 Dec 2014. There we were delighted to explore many facets of Taipei’s vibrant and edgy art scene. The first stage of our cultural journey took us to the Taipei Biennale where we attempted to come to terms with Read more....

Field Trip To The Studio of Artist and Archivist Koh Nguang How

Category - local study trips
On 13 October 2014, students of the MA Asian Art Histories Programme made a field trip to the Centre for Contemporary Art, Gillman Barracks, where Koh Nguang How has been invited to do his residency. Koh has the largest repository of archival materials relating to Singapore art dating to the 1950s. These materials include newspapers, exhibition catalogues, ephemera, audio recordings and photographs. Read more....

History and Memory in Thai Contemporary Art

Category - essays and articles
by Iola Lenzi In his latest novel Map of the invisible World, Malaysian author Tash Aw discusses selective amnesia in the context of Indonesian history. One of his protagonists notes that Europeans remember bad things, while Asians forget them-as a way of erasing pain-, concluding that “…to be ignorant of one’s true history is to live in a void…where you do not really exist…”. Thai art Read more....