“The medium of performance and installation doesn’t confine or restrict the artist to a specific material or principle, and encourages the artist to experiment. It opens up different kinds of possibilities.” Join our distinguished panel in a discourse surrounding Amanda Heng’s interdisciplinary practice, collaborative approach, and the role of the artist as facilitator.
About the Speakers
Cultural Medallion recipient Amanda Heng is a full-time art practitioner who dapples largely in performance and installation, adopting an interdisciplinary approach to her art practice that explores issues of history, memory, communication and human relationships in urban conditions.
Louis Ho is co-curator of the “Singapore Biennale 2016: An Atlas of Mirrors” and a curator at the Singapore Art Museum, where his focus is on the art of Malaysia, Myanmar and Brunei. Previously an independent art historian, critic and curator, Ho has lectured at the National Institute of Education and is a contributor to various art publications such as Art Asia Pacific and Pipeline. Trained in art history, Ho’s research interests include Southeast Asian visual culture, particularly film, and the intersections between art and the social.
Anca Rujoiu heads Publications at NTU Centre for Contemporary Art Singapore (NTU CCA Singapore). Previously curator for exhibitions there, Rujoiu was part of the founding team of the Centre and has contributed to the early stages of its development. Together with Professor Ute Meta Bauer, NTU CCA Founding Director, she co-curated several exhibitions including Tomás Saraceno: Arachnid Orchestra. Jam Sessions (2015); Allan Sekula: Fish Story to be continued (2015); Simryn Gill: Hugging the Shore (2015). She is co-director of FormContent, a nomadic curatorial institute adopting a subjective attitude towards cultural production and using fiction as critical tool. Her practice is driven by questions of curatorial and institutional self-reflexivity, explorations of the language and processes of exhibition-making, and an expansive understanding of the curatorial including programming and publishing.
Dr June Yap is a curator and art historian based in Singapore, previously Deputy Director and Curator of the Institute of Contemporary Arts Singapore, and curator at the Singapore Art Museum. Selected curatorial projects include Dear Painter at Sundaram Tagore (Singapore), No Country: Contemporary Art for South and Southeast Asia as part of the Guggenheim UBS MAP Global Art Initiative (New York, Hong Kong, Singapore), The Cloud of Unknowing at the 54th Venice Biennale (Italy), Das Paradies ist Anderswo / Paradise is Elsewhere at Institut für Auslandsbeziehungen (ifa) (Germany), and Bound for Glory at the National University of Singapore (NUS) Museum.