Recap - Sites of Practice: Here & Elsewhere | Artists' Dialogues on Performance Art

Introductory Remarks: TK Sabapathy
Speakers: Amanda Heng, Jose Tence Ruiz and Lee Wen and moderated by Kwok Kian Woon

Date: 04 November 2011, Friday
Venue: NUS Museum

Sites of Practice
Here & Elsewhere features Amanda Heng, Jose Tence Ruiz and Lee Wen coming together to detail themes, strategies and problematics of performance art and encounters with its ‘publics’ in Singapore during the late 1980s and 1990s. For Ruiz, a Filipino whose practice is rooted in the social struggles of the Marcos period, his residence in Singapore necessitated an investment into newer strategies, negotiating perspectives of audience, values and artistic activism. Affiliated to the Artist Village, Amanda Heng and Lee Wen pioneered performance art as a principle device in connecting with emerging perspectives on the alternative, responding to institutions and their hierarchies, and widening reception of contemporary as global practice. What were the emerging conceptual propositions? How and where were these articulated? What limits? What implications to contemporary practice today?

Sites of Practice was part of the Philippine Art Trek 2011, and was co-organized by the Embassy of the Philippines (Singapore) and NUS Museum.

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