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Collecting Entanglements and Embodied Histories is a long-term project based on research and dialogues. This page invites you to explore arts, history, archives, and other topics discussed on our monthly programs. Discover a series of video essays of art figures talking about exhibiting artists. See the project in its entirety by rewatching the public conference that took place at its early stage.

Public Programmes

Collecting Entanglements 22 April 2021

Collecting Entanglements

with Franz Xaver Augustin, Heinrich Blömeke, Stefan Dreyer, and Anna-Catharina Gebbers, Grace Samboh, Gridthiya Gaweewong, June Yap

2 september 27 May 2021

Domestic Notes

with Anna-Catharina Gebbers, Grace Samboh, Gridthiya Gaweewong, and June Yap

3 01 July 2021

Unsubtitled*: A Reading Group with Myanmar Art Resource Center and Archive (MARCA)

Hosts: Grace Samboh & Nathalie Johnston
Readers: Khairunnisa, Mary Pansanga, Ruth Noack
Moderator: Enin Supriyanto

4 29 July 2021

The ‘Body’ is Not Just Flesh

Host: Gridthiya Gaweewong
Speakers: Arahmaiani, Kawita Vatanajyankur, Sutthirat Supaparinya
Moderator: Zoe Butt

5 26 August 2021

To Conjure Something Out of Nothing 

Readers: Grace Samboh, Lisabona Rahman, Michelle Wong, Shabbir Hussain Mustafa

6 29 October 2021

Contrasting Memories - A Reading Group on Colonialism and Decolonialism

Moderator: Prof. Barbara Watson Andaya
Discussants: Antariksa, Greg Dvorak, Hsu Fang-Tze

Panel Discussion | Käthe Kollwitz & the Power of Art 25 November 2021

Panel Discussion | Käthe Kollwitz & the Power of Art

Moderator: Anna-Catharina Gebbers
Panelists: Dolorosa Sinaga, Lim Cheng Tju, Tisna Sanjaya

The Mao-Hope March and the Artistic Practice of Öyvind Fahlström 14 December 2021

Public Lecture | The Mao-Hope March and the Artistic Practice of Öyvind Fahlström

Speaker: Jesper Olsson

Panel Discussion 28 January 2022

Artist Talk | Alternate Histories

Discussant: Chairat Polmuk
Speakers: FX Harsono, Khvay Samnang, Koh Nguang How

Panel Discussion 31 March 2022

Panel Discussion | Aerial Witness

Moderator: Alex Quicho
Speakers: Ho Tzu Nyen, Stephanie Comilang, Tita Salina

Video Essays

1-September

I Was Beuys/I Am Beuys - Wantanee Siripattananuntakul

Wantanee Siripattananuntakul interprets Joseph Beuys - his shamanism and his work “I Like America and America Likes Me” (1974).

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Lecture Performance on Bruce Nauman (Body Pressure) - Kamol Phaosavasdi

Kamol Phaosavasdi explores the works of artist Bruce Nauman, whose practice spans across a wide range of media including sculpture, printmaking, neon, photography, and performance.

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Archipelaghosts - Mark Teh & Faiq Syazwan Kuhiri

Mark Teh and Faiq Syazwan Kuhiri create a video essay in five fragments, inspired and informed by the works of Tita Salina and her partner Irwan Ahmett.

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Re-membering Contradiction - Zoe Butt

Zoe Butt explores the contradictions at the heart of Ampannee Satoh’s artistic practice.

Dear Holly

Dear Holly - Melati Suryodarmo

Performance artist Melati Suryodarmo responds to Holly Zausner’s Second Breath (2005), a 11-minute film created in Super 16 camera.

Anything can happen

Anything Can Happen - Veronika Radulovic

Veronika Radulovic reflects on the unusual approach to performance art in Vietnam in the 1990s using visual materials from an impromptu performance.
 

Scent

The Scent of Tam Dao - Veronika Radulovic

The second video in which Veronika Radulovic reflects on the unusual approach to performance art in Vietnam in the 1990s using visual materials from an impromptu performance.
 

David

David Teh on Ho Tzu Nyen (part 1)

In this two-part video essay, David Teh dissects the practice of artist Ho Tzu Nyen, specifically his investigations into Singapore and Southeast Asia.

David 2

David Teh (part 2)

The second part of the video essay where David Teh dissects the practice of artist Ho Tzu Nyen, specifically his investigations into Singapore and Southeast Asia.