Curating Nation

In recent years, the idea of the nation has been studied not merely as a site of economic, political or geographic persuasions but also as a cultural object of analysis. Presented in conjunction with the exhibition Camping and Tramping Through the Colonial Archive | The Museum in Malaya, this talk series brings together leading practitioners from Southeast Asia in an attempt at discerning the complexities involved in curating aspects of the nation within museological or gallery settings. Ranging from the deployment of exhibitions as a mode of cultural production, to the play of cosmopolitan identities at international biennales, curating nation is conceived as a platform for the interdisciplinary discussion of memory, object and practice.


14 October 2011, 6.30 pm
Zanita Anuar (Director of Museum Innovation, Malaysia Museums Department)

2 December 2011, 6.30 pm
Patrick D. Flores (Professor of Art Studies at the Department of Art Studies at the University of the Philippines)

19 January 2012, 6.00 pm
Prasenjit Duara (Raffles Professor of Humanities, National University of Singapore)

3 February 2012, 6.30 pm
June Yap (Independent Curator, Singapore) 

16 Feb 2012, 6.30 pm
Lilian Chee (Assistant Professor, Department of Architecture School of Design and Environment, NUS) and Peter Sim (Architect and co-founder of WORK, FARM Architecture and Interior Design) 

1 March 2012, 6.30 pm
Kay Ngee Tan (Principal Architect, Kay Ngee Tan Architects) 

12 April 2012, 6.30 pm
John Miksic (Associate Professor, Southeast Asian Studies Programme, NUS)

20 April 2012, 6.30 pm
David Teh (Assistant Professor, Department of English Language and Literature, NUS)



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