Grounded Conversations Series | with Jimmy Ong

Date: 11 Oct 2013
Time: 7pm - 9pm
Venue: NUS Museum

Jimmy Ong, Chinatown Suite XXI: 5, "30 Minutes" - Self-portrait, 1985,
Ink and charcoal on paper, 37.5 x 55 cm

In conjunction with the exhibition, Recent Gifts: Works and Documents of Lim Mu Hue and Jimmy Ong, NUS Museum presents Grounded Conversations with Jimmy Ong. Jimmy Ong is best known for his powerful large scale charcoal works. The Museum's recent acquisition of drawings by the artist features a prolific number of sketches made by the artist in the years he began to be established.

The collection, titled Chinatown Suite, makes extensive reference to the artist's personal experiences and ideas behind his landmark works of the 1980 and 1990s, such as Old Man Cigarette (collected by the National Heritage Board) and Venus Rising with the Moon (NUS Museum collection).

This talk will be situated within the exhibition, amongst Jimmy Ong's drawings from Chinatown Suite, with the artist discussing this period of his practice, tracing his development through the 90s, to his more recent video works as well as his current Social Aesthetic work in Yogyakarta, as he continues to examine issues of gender, sexuality and society.

About Grounded Conversations
Presenting a series of distinct projects on how art practitioners have begun to adopt comprehensive paradigms in their fieldwork methods traditionally associated with anthropological or historical research, Grounded Conversations brings together practitioners from the contemporary art world to unravel this 'anthropological turn'.

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Grounded Conversations Series | with Jimmy Ong from nusmuseum on Vimeo.


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