Sympoisum: The Geopolitical and the Biophysical: A Structured Conversation on Art and Southeast Asia in Context, Part II Session 1 – The River and its Representations

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Sympoisum: The Geopolitical and the Biophysical: A Structured Conversation on Art and Southeast Asia in Context, Part II 
Session 1 – The River and its Representations

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Sat 18 Jun 2016, 11.20 am - 12.30 pm
Blk 43 Malan Road, The Single Screen

How do the arts engage the region or regional themes? How have cultural workers looked at geography as a means to explore ideas about local specificity as well as regional commonality?The Mekong River has been a source of inspiration for many artists and curators, including acclaimed Thai artist and filmmaker Apichatpong Weerasethakul. His first solo exhibition, Primitive, was largely shot in the border town, Nabua, where the Mekong divides Thailand and Laos, and his film Mekong Hotel which screened at the 2012 Cannes Film Festival. Gridthiya Gaweewong will discuss the Mekong River in Apichatpong’s body of works, as well as her curatorial project Mekong Laboratory.

Respondent: Dr David Teh

Date

2016-06-18

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His first solo exhibition, Primitive, was largely shot in the border town, Nabua, where the Mekong divides Thailand and Laos, and his film Mekong Hotel which screened at the 2012 Cannes Film Festival. Gridthiya Gaweewong will discuss the Mekong River in Apichatpong’s body of works, as well as her curatorial project Mekong Laboratory.

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General

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Onsite (CCA)

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Yes

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No

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No

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“Sympoisum: The Geopolitical and the Biophysical: A Structured Conversation on Art and Southeast Asia in Context, Part II Session 1 – The River and its Representations,” NTU CCA Singapore Digital Archive, accessed October 1, 2022, https://ntuccasingapore.omeka.net/items/show/2265.