Asian Art Worlds: Collectors, Curators & Critics

  9th Sep 2014    

  10am - 4pm


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Melbourne University’s Asia Institute and Asialink Arts are pleased to invite you to Asian Art Worlds: Collectors, Curators &Critics.

Taking place on September 9, 2014, the symposium will explore the critical infrastructure of the Asian art world, with a focus on Indonesia and Timor Leste. Drawing on the expertise of a group of visiting fellows from the region, the event will also feature perspectives from Australian based curators, arts professionals and academics. 

Discussing the structural factors that stimulate, steer or obstruct creative production, transfer and consumption in Asia, panel sessions and presentations will analyse the work and impact of collectors, curators and critics. Key themes include collections, museums, galleries, auction houses, education, archives, conservation, festivals, networks, audiences, critique and historiography.

Sessions will be convened by Dr Edwin Jurriëns, Asia Institute and Lesley Alway, Director, Asialink Arts

Confirmed speakers include:

Mr Aminudin TH Siregar, Director, Soemardja gallery, Faculty of Fine Art and Design, Bandung Institute of Technology

Mr Antariksa, Researcher, KUNCI Cultural Studies Center, Yogyakarta

Ms Chui Fun Ho, Curator, PhD candidate, Asia Institute

Mr Joel Stern, Co-director, Instrument Builders, Other Film

Prof Larissa Hjorth, Artist, Deputy Dean R & I, School of Media and Communication, RMIT University  

Mr Seng Yu Jin, Senior Curator, Singapore Art Museum, PhD Candidate, Asia Institute

Dr Seno Gumira Ajidarma, Author, Lecturer, Faculty of Film and Television, Jakarta Institute of Arts  More to be announced


Venue: Yasuko Hiraoka Myer room, Sidney Myer Asia Centre level 1, Swanston Street, The University of Melbourne

When: Tuesday 9 September, 10:00am – 4:00pm

A light lunch will be served


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A full program with speakers and session times will be made available prior to the symposium


For more information please contact Jessica O’Brien, Exhibitions and Projects Coordinator, Asialink Arts:


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