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Program – Gender in Southeast Asian Art Histories

Times and dates
Symposium: 11–13 October 2017
Keynote: Day one, 6.00pm, Wednesday 11 October, with journal launch reception beforehand at 5.00pm
Symposium: Day two, 9.00am to 5.30pm, Thursday 12 October, followed by a book launch reception

Venue:
Media and Communications Seminar Room S226
John Woolley Building, Level 2 entry off Manning Road
Camperdown Campus
The University of Sydney

Masterclass and workshops: Day three, 9.00am to 5.30pm, Friday 13 October

Venue:
Schaeffer Seminar Room
R C Mills building, University of Sydney
Camperdown Campus
The University of Sydney

PROGRAM

DAY ONE: WEDNESDAY 11 OCTOBER 2017

5.00pm – 6.00pm
Journal Launch
Southeast of Now: Directions in Contemporary and Modern Art in Asia, Vol. 1, No. 2 (National University of Singapore Press)
Launched by Prof Emeritus John Clark and Dr Yvonne Low (introduced by Dr Stephen Whiteman).

6.00pm – 7.30pm
Power Keynote Lecture
“Figuring the Buddha”
Prof Ashley Thompson
Introduced by Dr Roger Nelson
Q & A moderated by Dr Stephen Whiteman, Lecturer, Department of Art History & Film Studies, University of Sydney

 

DAY TWO: THURSDAY 12 OCTOBER 2017

9.00am – 9.30am
Registration and Morning Tea

9.30am – 10.00am
Welcoming Remarks
Dr Stephen Whiteman
Opening Remarks
Dr Clare Veal, Lecturer, MA Asian Art Histories, LASALLE College of the Arts, Singapore

10.00am – 12.00pm
Panel 1: Writing women into Southeast Asian Art Histories
Chair: Dr Sue Ingham, Independent Scholar and Researcher, retired lecturer
Correcting, Interrogating: A proposal for a feminist framework for Indonesian visual arts
Dr Wulan Dirgantoro
Recovering the Nation’s Woman (Artists): Mia Bustam and Lai Foong Moi
Dr Yvonne Low
Art on the Back Burner: Gender as the elephant in the room of SEA art histories
Assistant Prof Eileen Legaspi-Ramirez
Women and Tradition in Balinese Art History
Dr Siobhan Campbell

12.00pm – 1.00pm
Lunch

1.00pm – 2.30pm
Panel 2: Picturing Gender in Texts, Paintings, Films and Photographs
Chair: Dr Matt Cox, Curator, Asian Art, Art Gallery of NSW
Chang Saetang’s Self-Portraits and the inversion of barami
Chanon Kenji Praepipatmongkol
Picturing Femininity: Portraits of the early modern Siamese women
Dr Eksuda Singhalampong
Women as Passengers, Men as Drivers? On Urban Movement in Post-Independence “Cambodian Arts”
Dr Roger Nelson

2.30pm – 3.00pm
Afternoon Tea

3.00pm – 4.30pm
Panel 3: Politics of the Feminine in Visual Culture
Chair: Dr Michelle Antoinette, Lecturer, Monash Art, Design & Architecture, Monash University
Exploring the Feminine in Angkor’s Visual Imagery
Dr Soumya James
Crafting the Indigenous: Paz Abad Santos and the feminine arts
Tina Le
The Essay Film as Feminist Cinema in Southeast Asia: Nguyen Trinh Thi and Anocha Suwichakornpong
Dr May Adadol Ingawanij

4.30pm – 5.00pm
Closing Remarks
Dr Catriona Moore, Chair of Department, Department of Art History & Film Studies, University of Sydney

5.00pm – 6.30pm
Book Launch
Feminisms and Contemporary Art in Indonesia: Defining Experiences, by Wulan Dirgantoro (Amsterdam University Press)
Launched by Prof Ashley Thompson (introduced by Prof Mark Ledbury)

Feminisms and Contemporary Art in Indonesia: Defining Experiences is the first in-depth study of the works Indonesian women artists and the feminist strategies they employ within the contemporary art world. Using feminist readings to examine the works of Indonesian women artists, this book illuminates the sociocultural contexts in which they have worked, and offers a nuanced understanding of local feminisms in the nation.

 

DAY THREE: FRIDAY 13 OCTOBER 2017

Venue:
Schaeffer Seminar Room, R C Mills, University of Sydney
Camperdown Campus
The University of Sydney

9.00am – 9.30am
Registration and Morning Tea

9.30am – 12.00pm
Masterclass
Led by Prof Ashley Thompson
For symposium participants and invited guests only.

12.00pm – 1.00pm
Lunch

1.00pm – 3.00pm

Workshop I
Gender and Research Methodologies in Southeast Asia
For symposium participants and invited guests only.

3.30pm – 4.00pm
Afternoon Tea

4.00pm – 5.30pm
Workshop II
Gender and the Writing of Southeast Asian Art History
For symposium participants and invited guests only.

6.30pm
Conference Dinner
For symposium participants only.

Introduction to the Masterclass, by Professor Ashley Thompson, with a list of readings.

 


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