The Making of an Institution – Ownership, Development, and Aspirations: Performance and Public Discussion
Who owns a public institution? How does an institution balance the different sets of expectations held by its various stakeholders? What is the role of an international advisory board and how does it contribute to the institution’s development within a global perspective? Shifting the top-down operational model, can an institution learn from artists and incorporate artistic methodologies into its own structure? To address such questions, this session brings together several members of the NTU CCA Singapore’s International Advisory Board into a public discussion with representatives of the Centre’s stakeholders. The session will be moderated by Founding Director Ute Meta Bauer and preceded by Heman Chong’s performance Words, They, Wrote (2015 – ongoing). Utilising words written or spoken by several artists, the performance generates a moment of introspection opening up a space for the artists’ thoughts on their own lives and works.
3.00 – 3.30pm
Words, They, Wrote (2015 – ongoing), performance by Heman Chong (Singapore), Artist-in-Residence
3.30 – 5.00pm
Ute Meta Bauer (Germany/Singapore), Founding Director, NTU CCA Singapore and Professor, School of Art Design and Media, Nanyang Technological University
Ann Demeester (Belgium/Netherlands) Board Member; Director, Frans Hals Museum, Haarlem, Netherlands
Yuko Hasegawa (Japan), Board Member; Artistic Director, Museum of Contemporary Art Tokyo, Japan
Nikos Papastergiadis (Australia), Board Chair; Director, Research Unit in Public Cultures, and Professor, School of Culture and Communication, The University of Melbourne, Australia
Philip Tinari (United States/China), Board Member; Director, Ullens Center for Contemporary Art, Beijing, China
John Tirman (United States), Board Member; Executive Director, Center for International Studies, Massachusetts Institute of Technology, Cambridge, United States
This event is part of the public programme for The Making of an Institution.