• Roundtable

Alternative Asias: Framing new systems of narrating Asia in space and time


Wednesday, 1 April 2015 to Thursday, 2 April 2015


Hong Kong Baptist University


1a Gallery
63 Ma Tau Kok Road, To Kwa Wan, Kowloon Unit 14, Cattle Depot Artist Village
Hong Kong
Hong Kong S.A.R., China

Day 1: Roundtable plus excursion.
Day 2: Roundtable plus public closing lecture.
Output: Research ideas for the immediate future, a network of Asian Artists

The Artistic Intervention Roundtable will gather a selected number of established and senior art practitioners, critics and academics of visual arts, cinema and literature who will collectively, through an interactive dialogical roundtable, explore ways in which the normative categorization of time and space in Asia can be deconstructed and approached in an alternative manner, paving the way for the exploration of new forms of knowledge and agency on and in Asia. Its primary aim is to establish an open, critical and creative dialogue between participants, and come up with boundary transgressing research questions for the immediate future. To generate an animated discussion the roundtable will bring together a large variety of disciplines/practices and include academics, artists and activists from America, Asia and Europe. The objective will be to develop a set of recommendations for alternative systems of learning and narrating Asia in space and time. These recommendations, in turn, will help to methodologically frame aspects of the November 2015 planned conference at Columbia University under the same program. To provide for an inspired and animated discussion, the roundtable will be held at an art space.

The roundtable will be convened by Prof. Jeroen de Kloet (UVA, Amsterdam), Dr. Viêt Lê (CCA, Los Angeles), Dr. Sadiah Boonstra (IIAS, Leiden) and Dr. Yiu Fai Chow (Hong Kong Baptist University).

Background image of event poster and website masthead courtesy of Tiffany Chung.