Curators' Talk: Zoe Butt and June Yap

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Curators' Talk: Zoe Butt and June Yap

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11 Jul 2014, Fri 7:30pm - 9:00pm

The title of No Country draws from the opening line of a poem by William Butler Yeats, “Sailing to Byzantium” (1928), which was adapted into a contemporary thriller by Cormac McCarthy, No Country for Old Men (2005), and presented in filmic form by the Coen Brothers (2007). No Country: Contemporary Art for South and Southeast Asia appropriates the historical, geographic and intertextual traversal of Irish poem, American novel and film to an exhibition on Asia, and in so doing references the traces and overlaps in the exchanges and adaptations that are characteristic of the histories and cultures of the South and Southeast Asia. While appearing as if a negation of country and nation, No Country rather gestures to an exploration of the problematic nature of the cartography of nation and culture. In this talk, No Country curator June Yap and Zoe Butt from Sàn Art, explore curatorial strategies in negotiating contemporary mappings and representations of Asia today.

This curators' talk is a public programme of No Country: Contemporary Art for South and Southeast Asia.

Date

2014-07-11

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In this talk, No Country curator June Yap and Zoe Butt from Sàn Art, explore curatorial strategies in negotiating contemporary mappings and representations of Asia today.

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General

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Onsite (CCA)

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No

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Citation

“Curators' Talk: Zoe Butt and June Yap,” NTU CCA Singapore Digital Archive, accessed June 13, 2024, https://ntuccasingapore.omeka.net/items/show/2097.

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This Item Is Part Of Item: No country: Contemporary Art for South and Southeast Asia
Item: Zoe Butt Is Part Of This Item
Item: June Yap Is Part Of This Item