Writing Modern and Contemporary Art in Southeast Asia: Transnational Approaches and Local Ecologies

The workshop(s) for this project will take place in Cambodia, Indonesia, Malaysia, Philippines, and Thailand.
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These workshops will address and develop transnational networks and infrastructures of art historical research and criticism in Southeast Asia. Each workshop will be led from five regional locations - Cambodia, Indonesia, Malaysia, Philippines, and Thailand - and will bring together early career researchers with established scholars in the region and professional and academic publishers. The workshops will support Southeast Asian early career researchers, providing mentorship to: develop research articles for publication; develop skills in writing research funding applications; and develop academic networks. The workshops will revolve around local intellectual ecologies and consider their varied institutional infrastructures. The articles developed by the early career researchers will be intended for primary dissemination by Afterall Research Centre, University of the Arts London through its print and digital academic publications, as well as a special edition of the journal Southeast of Now: Directions in Contemporary and Modern Art in Asia.

Workshop Team: Dr Adeena Mey, University of the Arts, London; Dr Simon Soon, University of Malaya; Mr David Morris, University of the Arts, London; Ms Brigitta Isabella, Kunci Study Forum & Collective, Indonesia; Mr Lyno Vuth, Sa Sa Arts Projects, Cambodia; Ms Maria Eileen Ramirez, University of the Philippines; Dr Thanavi Chotpradit, Silpakorn University

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