In Meiro Koizumi's three-channel video installation, The Angels of Testimony (2019), the central frame features an interview with Hajime Kondo about his time as a solider of the Imperial Japanese Army during the Second Sino-Japanese War. The conversation centres on war crimes perpetrated in China, including the beheading of Chinese prisoners for...
Diana Campbell Betancourt is a curator working predominantly across South and Southeast Asia. Since 2013 she has been the founding artistic director of the Samdani Art Foundation and chief curator of the Dhaka Art Summit in Dhaka, Bangladesh, a transnational art event that has grown in size and scale ever since its first edition in 2012. Backed by...
China, home to 802 million internet users, is subject to sophisticated online censorship. This shrouded state of affairs, unsurprisingly perhaps, serves to reinforce stereotypes around conformity elsewhere. Any realm, digital or otherwise, subject to such strict scrutiny must necessarily be bland and uncritical, right? I was mulling over such...
Ocula Photolog In partnership with Asia Contemporary Art WeekFIELD MEETING Take 6: Day 2
26 January 2019The first off-site edition of Asia Contemporary Art Week's signature forum in Dubai. Presented in collaboration with Alserkal Avenue, Dubai, UAE. Curated by ACAW Director Leeza Ahmady.
Ocula Photolog In partnership with Asia Contemporary Art Week
The first off-site iteration of Asia Contemporary Art Week's (ACAW) acclaimed annual forum, FIELD MEETING in Dubai, UAE, staged 35+ newly-commissioned performances, lecture-performances, talks, and a string of pop-ups by today's outstanding artists, curators, and creative minds.
Morning Notes | Reflections, A Reading & Talk | Leeza Ahmady | Francesca Recchia: Afghanistan Untitled | Lara Day: An Open Collection
Morning Notes | Performance | Moe Satt: Other Side of the Revolution
Pop-up Walkthrough: Warehouse 46 | Amina Ahmed, Nadira Husain, David Libertson, Ali Shayesteh, Zolaykha Sherzad, Vlad Sludskiy & Olga Veselova
Morning Discussion | Community as Institution & Institution as Community
Afternoon Notes | Talks & Lecture Performance | Natasha Degen & Sandra Skurvida | Pi Li | Wong Kit Yi & Ali Wong
Afternoon Notes | Performance | River Lin: 20 Minutes for the 20th Century, But Asian
Afternoon Discussion | A Loose Cannon: Who is Collecting & Why? | L. Metzler, S. Skurvida, Pi. Li, N. Degen, R. Lin, W.C. Lin, W.K. Yi & U. Kattan