From contemporary art’s encroachment into public spaces (both physical and intangible) to co-opting public symbols and discourses such as money, history and flags, Southeast Asian artists from the 1970s onwards have employed compelling methods to co-opt the public on shared social concerns.
What are some of the social and historical contexts of recent decades that have incited Southeast Asian artists to develop their practices beyond descriptive painting to create pieces that engage the public? Hear from curator and art historian Iola Lenzi in this public lecture on the rich, complex, and sometimes fraught histories that have formed this region’s contemporary art.
Admission: Free with registration via Peatix https://stealingpublicspace-talk.peatix.com/
Venue: The Substation
When: 22 Feb 2020, 11am - 12.30pm
By: The Substation