A Public Conversation on the occasion of the 56th International Art Exhibition – la Biennale di Venezia: the Geopolitical and the Biophysical: A structured conversation on Art and Southeast Asia in context. Conceived and organised by the NTU Centre for Contemporary Art Singapore. Among the guest speakers is Natasha Ginwala.

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The Geopolitical and the Biophysical: a structured conversation on Art and Southeast Asia in context is conceived as an extension to Charles Lim’s SEA STATE project presented at the Singapore Pavilion, and is in response to Okwui Enwezor’s curatorial theme for the 56th International Art Exhibition – la Biennale di Venezia: All the World’s Futures.

This public conversation will address the possibilities and uncertainties faced by societies within and beyond the boundaries of Southeast Asia, focusing on the notion of national representation and its challenges: How are geopolitical boundaries configured and rewritten in the specific context of the Biennale di Venezia, and what visibility and forms of acknowledgement can such a platform offer to younger nation-states and new or imagined political entities? Such questions will be explored through a focus on three Southeast Asian countries participating in the Venice Biennale 2015: Singapore, The Philippines, and Indonesia. The conversation will extend the discussion to the presentations of Hong Kong, India & Pakistan, and Tuvalu in this year’s edition of the Biennale. In the format of a structured conversation rather than a presentation on stage this event invites those interested and invested in the topic to take part in this open debate.

Saturday 9 May 2015
4.00pm – 6.30pm

Palazzo Franchetti
Sala del Portego
Conference Room
2847, Campo S. Stefano,
S. Marco, 30124 Venice, Italy

Thomas J. Berghuis
Carla Bianpoen
Doryun Chong
Heri Dono
Patrick D. Flores
Natasha Ginwala
Vincent J.F. Huang
Charles Lim
Mariano G. Montelibano III
Shabbir Hussain Mustafa
Jose Tence Ruiz
Eugene Tan

Ute Meta Bauer
Lee Weng Choy

Light refreshments will be served.

Cocktail Reception
6.30pm – 7.30pm

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