“Reworlding Asia?” Asia Forum x Delfina Foundation
We are proud to be the Sakti supporter of the Asia Forum for its continued research and core development from 2023-2025. Their next Asia Forum event, together with Delfina Foundation, brings together renowned curators and artists from Europe and Asia explore the power of exhibitions for reinvention and reworlding.
The first panel explores how curatorial strategies and artistic practices may reveal and engage with multiple historical and ongoing diasporic trajectories and transversals as sites for reconfiguring relational possibilities. The conversation unfolds with contributions from Hammad Nasar, curator, researcher and strategic advisor, presently Senior Research Fellow at the Paul Mellon Centre, London, where he co-leads the “London, Asia” project, and is also curator of Divided Selves: Legacies, Memories, Belonging, showing at the Herbert Art Gallery till September 2023, and co-curator of Making New Worlds: Li Yuan-chia & Friends at Kettle’s Yard in November 2023; Rachael Rakes, Artistic Director for the 12th edition of the Seoul Mediacity Biennale, titled This Too, is a Map; and Japanese artist Koizumi Meiro, whose project with the Goryeo community in Gwangju, Theater of Life, explores diasporic theatrical forms as anti-colonialist struggle. Chaired by Annie Jael Kwan, independent curator and researcher.
The second panel brings together Sook-Kyung Lee, Senior Curator, International, at Tate and curator of the current Gwangju Biennale, Soft and Weak Like Water; John Tain, Head of Research at Asia Art Archive and curator of the upcoming Lahore Biennale, which focuses on ecology and sustainable futures; as well as Eugene Yiu Nam Cheung, current resident at Delfina Foundation, Asymmetry Curatorial Fellow, founder of the web-based Decolonial Hacker, and a member of the programs team of documenta fifteen. They will address epistemological shifts in biennial exhibition practices, dissident publication practices, utopian thresholds in languages, and literary expressions of revolutionary consciousness. Chaired by Professor Ming Tiampo, Professor of Art History at Carleton University, co-director of the Centre for Transnational Cultural Analysis, and cross-appointed to the Institute for Comparative Studies in Literature, Art and Culture.
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Image credits: Photo: Koizumi Meiro, Theater of Life, 2023, a two-day acting workshop for teenagers from Goryeo people community in Gwangju