Notes from the 'Art and Action' Conference

18 December 2018
Art & Market
Media Coverage

Art & Market sums up key discussions and takeaways from Art and Action: Contemporary Art and Discourse in Southeast Asia, Singapore's first major international conference on contemporary art histories of the region, held at LASALLE College of the Arts from 3 - 5 December 2018.

Writer Ian Tee reflects on themes which emerged from the three-day conference, such as the decentering of regional hubs and the implications of a global art biennale circuit for Southeast Asian artists, context building in the form of a "bigger picture" network, and power structures of institutions and the market.

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Cover image: Marian Pastor Roces, Independent Curator and Critic, delivering her keynote address titled 'Conceptual Art and Authoritarianism in 1970s Southeast Asia'. Photo by Ken Cheong.