Asian Art Worlds: Collectors, Curators & Critics

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On September 9, 2014 Asialink Arts and the Asia Institute and presented Asian Art Worlds: Collectors, Curators & Critics. The symposium explored 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 also featured 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 analysed the work and impact of collectors, curators and critics. Key themes included collections, museums, galleries, auction houses, education, archives, conservation, festivals, networks, audiences, critique and historiography.

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

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

Partners: Asia Institute. Funded by Arts Victoria.


SESSION 1: Collectors

Chair: Ms Lesley Alway, Director, Asialink Arts

Speaker 1:

Mr Aminudin TH Siregar, Director, Soemardja gallery, Bandung Institute of Technology

Topic: Overview of the art market and auction houses in Southeast Asia

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Speaker 2:

Ms Chui Fun Ho (Selina), PhD candidate, Curator, Asia Institute

Topic: The art market and art ecology in Hong Kong

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Speaker 3:

Ms Rosalia Madeira Soares, Chief Executive, Timor Aid and Ms Jacky Ximenes, Culture Program, Timor Aid

Topic: Joint presentation on art collections and programs in Timor Leste

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Asian Art Worlds speakers

Panel 1 from R-L: Ms Chui Fun Ho, Mr Aminudin TH Siregar, Ms Rosalia Madeira Soares, Ms Jacky Ximenes

Special Presentation

Prof Larissa Hjorth (RMIT)

Topic: New media and rethinking art publics

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Session 2: Curators

Speaker 1:

Mr Seng Yu Jin, PhD candidate Asia Institute. Senior Curator at Singapore Art Museum

Topic: Overview of curating in South East Asia.

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Speaker 2

Mr Joel Stern, Co-Director, Instrument Builders Project

Topic: Instrument Builders Project 1, 2 & 3

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Speaker 3

Ms Kelly Gellatly, Director, Ian Potter

Topic: Australian perspectives on curating Asian art within Australian institutions.

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Session 3: Critics

Chair:  Dr Edwin Jurriëns, Asia Institute

Speaker 1:

Antariksa, KUNCI cultural studies centre, Yogyakarta

Topics: Gaps and topics in Indonesian art history: Indonesian art during the Japanese occupation

Speaker 2:

Dr Seno Gumira Ajidarma, Jakarta Institute of Arts.

Topic: Literary and art critique in Indonesia

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Louise Joel