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Public packages weekend: Our Grandfather Road – New Mandala


Our Grandfather Road presents the work of seventeen artists—sixteen ladies and one transmasc individual—from a personal assortment of Southeast Asian artwork. The exhibition gives a possibility for Australian audiences to work together with a number of the most socially-engaged and topical artwork produced by modern artists each rising and established from the area. Public packages will run throughout this weekend.


Our Grandfather Road—The (gendered) body & place in contemporary Southeast Asian art

Against monolithic narratives of womanhood, nationhood, regionalism; emphasising physique & atmosphere.


Saturday 24 September 2022, 1 – 2pm

Sam Lo: Artist’s discuss (20-30 min)

Sam Lo (aka SKL0) is a Singapore-based visible artist whose work revolves round social commentaries fuelled by day by day observations of their environment and analysis into the socio-political local weather. Their intrigue with the idea of tradition and daring execution in a few of their earliest forays into avenue artwork noticed them dubbed the “Sticker Lady”, a nickname lovingly given by town in reference to the saga that was birthed from their work within the streets. Since then, the artist’s work – whether or not installations, massive scale murals or digital designs – has been centred on understanding the world round us and the way our actions are interdependent on one another.

Followed by: A dialog with Sam Lo hosted by Aiden Magro: avenue artwork and concrete identification in modern Singapore (20-30 min)

Aiden Magro is a current graduate of the University of Sydney and recipient of the University Medal. His analysis considers queer efficiency as an artwork type which walks a tightrope between complicity and radical politics. In his honours dissertation, now revealed within the journal Southeast of Now, he targeted on queer Singaporean efficiency artist Loo ZIhan’s Cane (2012) which was a re-enactment of Josef Ng’s Brother Cane (1994). He is at present a tutor on the University of Sydney.

RSVP hyperlink: https://www.eventbrite.com.au/e/16albermarle-artists-talk-sam-lo-tickets-419348080397

Sunday 25 September 2022

Exhibition walk-through with Wulan Dirgantoro and curator Jennifer Yang: 11 – 11:30am

Wulan Dirgantoro is a Lecturer in Art History and Curatorship on the School of Culture and Communication on the University of Melbourne. Her analysis pursuits are gender and feminism, and trauma and reminiscence in Indonesian fashionable and modern artwork. Her publications embrace Feminisms and Indonesian Contemporary Art: Defining Experiences and ‘Aesthetics of Silence: Exploring Trauma in Indonesian Painting 1970-1980’ in Ambitious Alignment: New Histories of Southeast Asian Art.

RSVP hyperlink: https://www.eventbrite.com.au/e/exhibition-walk-through-with-wulan-dirgantoro-and-curator-jennifer-yang-tickets-419349685197

Panel dialogue: New instructions in feminist analysis and curatorial apply: 2 – 4pm

Collector introduction by John Cruthers (10 minutes)
Curator’s discuss by Jennifer Yang (quarter-hour)
Panel dialogue (40 minutes)

16albermarle Project Space is worked up to ask 4 Asian artwork specialists with expertise working in feminist idea and methodology to a panel dialogue. Moderated by curator Jennifer Yang, the panel addresses the slipperiness of the idea of a “modern Asian ladies’s artwork” and the challenges which encompass constructing feminist curatorial and analysis methods round it. How is feminist idea translated and reworked because it travels throughout contexts? What transnational connections and affiliations could also be drawn? And what can feminist apply seem like, past the query of inclusion/exclusion?

Panellists:

 Dr Wulan Dirgantoro is a Lecturer in Art History and Curatorship on the School of Culture and Communication on the University of Melbourne. Her analysis pursuits are gender and feminism, and trauma and reminiscence in Indonesian fashionable and modern artwork. Her publications embrace Feminisms and Indonesian Contemporary Art: Defining Experiences and ‘Aesthetics of Silence: Exploring Trauma in Indonesian Painting 1970-1980’ in Ambitious Alignment: New Histories of Southeast Asian Art.

Dr Yvonne Low is an artwork historian and lecturer in Asian Art on the University of Sydney. She researches on fashionable and modern southeast Asian artwork, with an curiosity in Chinese diaspora tradition and transnationalism, feminisms in modern artwork, ladies’s historical past and digital strategies. Yvonne has revealed extensively – over 40 books, peer-reviewed journals and exhibition catalogues, together with a kids’s guide on Indonesian Art. As a part of the editorial committee to Southeast of Now, the primary journal devoted to the trendy and modern artwork of southeast Asia, Yvonne is dedicated to advancing scholarship within the area and making the data as extensively accessible as doable.

Dr Elly Kent is the editor of New Mandala and Deputy Director of the Australian National University Indonesia Institute. She has labored as a researcher, author, translator, artist, teacher and intercultural skilled over 20 years in academia and the humanities in Indonesia and Australia. Elly is the creator of Artists and the People: Ideologies of Indonesian Art (2022) NUS Press, and co-editor (with Virginia Hooker and Caroline Turner) of Living Art: Indonesian Artists Engage Politics, Society and History (2022) ANU Press. In 2023 she is going to be part of University of New South Wales as a Lecturer in Indonesian Studies.

Dr Luise Guest is an impartial artwork author and researcher with a deal with modern Chinese artwork. Since 2010 her writing about Chinese artwork has been revealed in a number of Australian and worldwide journals and her first guide, Half the Sky: Conversations with Women Artists in China, was revealed in 2016 by Piper Press. Guest is at present a sessional educational, educating within the Masters of Curating and Cultural Leadership at UNSW, and persevering with her freelance writing and lecturing about ladies artists in Asia.

Moderated by Jennifer Yang
Jennifer Yang accomplished a Bachelor of Arts (Honours) majoring in Art History on the University of Sydney in 2022. Her analysis centres on East and Southeast Asian fashionable and modern artwork, and she or he was awarded the University Medal for her dissertation on the modern Chinese-Indonesian artist Tintin Wulia.

RSVP hyperlink: https://www.eventbrite.com.au/e/panel-discussion-new-directions-in-feminist-research-and-curation-tickets-419325242087

Exhibition curated by Jennifer Yang.

The exhibition runs from 20 August to fifteen October 2022 at 16albermarle Project Space, open Thursday – Sunday, 11am – 5pm, or by appointment.

16 Albermarle Street

Newtown NSW 2042

Australia

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