Friday October 20

Asia Society

2–5pm | Symposium

Negotiating Change: Art from Societies in Transition

A day-long symposium held in conjunction with the exhibition “After Darkness: Southeast Asian Art in the Wake of History.” Artists, curators, and scholars come together for an in-depth exploration of contemporary art from Southeast Asia.
After Darkness: Southeast Asian Art in the Wake of History considers how contemporary art from societies in transition may be read as an expression of the ambiguous and sometimes contentious relationship between individual artistic practices and sociopolitical context. The exhibition explores the cultural repercussions of political ruptures through sculpture, photography, video, and mixed-media installations by seven contemporary artists and one artist group from three Southeast Asian countries—Indonesia, Myanmar, and Vietnam—whose lives and art practices have intersected with defining historical moments.

6:30pm | Performance

Passport In/Passport Out: Stories of Dinh Q. Le and Tintin Wulia

A staged reading from the personal accounts of the artists Dinh Q. Le and TinTin Wulia. Followed by a Q & A with the artists and a reception.

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Above: Nguyen Thi Thanh Mai. (Detail) ID Card, 2014. 340 heat transfer prints on recycled fabric on a table. Each: H. 2¼ x W. 3⅛ in. (5.7 x 8.1 cm). Courtesy of the artist