NTU CCA Singapore presents an International Symposium dedicated to the late photographer, theorist, photography historian and critic, Allan Sekula. Situated within the context of Allan Sekula’s exhibition Fish Story, to be continued at NTU CCA Singapore, the symposium will mark a concluding point to the show and highlight the continued relevance of his work and writing on the theme of globalisation.
The programme of the symposium will focus on key themes underlying Allan Sekula’s practice including questions of critical realism in contemporary art, representation of labour as well as the vast topic of the sea as the “forgotten space” of the contemporary global economy.
The list of contributors include, Hilde Van Gelder (Director of the Lieven Gevaert Research Centre for Photography, Leuven), Carles Guerra (Director of the Fundació Antoni Tàpies, Barcelona), Roger Buergel (Director Johann Jacobs Museum, Zurich), Mercedes Vicente, Curator and Writer (PhD Candidate, Royal College of Art, London).
Singapore based contributors will include Shabbir Hussain Mustafa (Curator for the Singapore Pavilion, 56th Venice Biennale) and Charles Lim (Artist for the Singapore Pavilion, 56th Venice Biennale) who will address the complexities of the maritime world grounded in the context of Singapore’s harbour.
The symposium will be moderated by Ute Meta Bauer (Founding Director, NTU CCA Singapore) and Anca Rujoiu (Curator, Exhibitions, NTU CCA Singapore).
Part 1: Working with Allan Sekula | 10.30am – 2.30pm (with lunch break)
Speakers: Hilde van Gelder, Carles Guerra, Roger Buergel and Mercedes Vicente
Part 2: The Sea as Contested Territory | 2.30 – 4.00pm (with coffee break)
Speakers: Shabbir Hussain Mustafa & Charles Lim
Rountable Discussions | 4.00 – 5.00pm
Moderated by Ute Meta Bauer and Anca Rujoiu
Venue: The Single Screen at NTU CCA Singapore, Block 43, Malan Road, Gillman Barracks, Singapore 109443
When: 26 September 2015, 10.30am – 5.30pm