October 26, 2015 - Tate Modern - “Dislocations: Remapping Art Histories”
October 26, 2015

“Dislocations: Remapping Art Histories”

Do Ho Suh, Staircase-III, 2009. Polyester fabric, metal armature. Installation view at Tate Modern.*

“Dislocations: Remapping Art Histories”
A conference organised by Tate Research Centre: Asia-Pacific
3 December 2015, 18.15–20h
4 December 2015, 10–18h

Tate Modern
Starr Auditorium
Bankside 
London SE1 9TG

www.tate.org.uk

The histories of modern and contemporary art in Asia are inseparable from the cultural, social and political realities of the region and its continuously changing position in the world at large. What we regard as the canonical reading of art and its histories has been the subject of rigorous critique and revision in the past decades, and the conventional perception of art history as a singular narrative has yielded to a more complicated, discursive understanding of multiple art histories. 

The conference raises a number of questions on performance, socially engaged practice and the methodological rethinking of the Western-centrism of 20th-century art histories. Topics include: environmental art and performance in Japan in the 1960s; performance and its relationship to installation art in the Philippines in the 1970s; the transnational and multivalent character of Modernism’s centres, such as Paris and Mumbai; and the effect of the Internet and social networking technologies and the legacy of the “social” in contemporary Chinese art. 

Programme (provisional)

Thursday 3 December
18.15h
Reception 

19h
Keynote address: Do Ho Suh 


Friday 4 December
10h
Registration

10.20h
Welcome and introduction 

Session One: Performance: An Expanded Field
Convened by Joan Kee and Sook-Kyung Lee

10.30h
Introduction

10.45h
Ignacio Adriasola: “Performance and the Bad ‘Obuje’ of Art History”

11.05h
Tina Le, “Cassettes 100: Site and Sound in Philippine Performance”

11.25h
Lee Ambrozy: “An Expanded Definition of ‘Performance Art’ in China”

11.45h
Panel discussion and audience Q&A

12.30h
Lunch, Tate Modern Cafe

Session Two: Where Asias Meet: Decolonising Centres
Convened by Sook-Kyung Lee and Ming Tiampo

13.30h
Introduction

13.35h
Pamela N. Corey: “Distilling the Pictorial Field: Cambodian Artists, Photography and Landscape”

13.55h
Sonal Khullar: “We Were Looking For Our Violins: The Bombay Painters and Poets, 1965-75″

14.15h
Ming Tiampo: “Transnational Regionalism, Decolonizing Abstraction”

14.35h
Panel discussion and audience Q&A

15.30h
Break

Session Three: Contemporary Art and the Social
Convened by Marko Daniel and Zheng Bo

16.00h
Introduction

16.05h
Su Wei: “Superintendent of a Building: On Introspective Participation”

16.25h
Lu Peiyi: “Towards Art/Society: Socially Engaged Art in Taiwan”

16.45h
Zheng Bo: “Dialogue, Anger, Commitment: World Factory (2014) and Anyuan Theatre (1922–25)”

17.05h
Panel discussion and audience Q&A

18h
Conference end

If you would like to learn more about the conference, please email trc.asiapacific [​at​] tate.org.uk.

Tate Research Centre: Asia-Pacific has been established with generous support from the Andrew W. Mellon Foundation. Additional support provided by Vicky Hughes and John Smith.

 

Ticket price includes a drinks reception, lunch and refreshments. Book your ticket at www.tate.org.uk/whats-on.

 

*Do Ho Suh, Staircase-III, 2009. Polyester fabric, metal armature. Installation view at Tate Modern. Purchased with funds provided by the Asia Pacific Acquisitions Committee 2011. © Do Ho Suh. Courtesy Lehmann Maupin Gallery, New York.

 

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