She Takes Her Path: Amanda Heng in Conversation with Charmaine Toh
Through performance and installation, Singaporean artist and Cultural Medallion Award recipient Amanda Heng has relentlessly confronted the politics of the body, gender, identity, and society.
In this conversation with Gallery curator Charmaine Toh, the multi-disciplinary artist will introduce her performance S/he, exhibited in Awakenings, as well as her broader art practice through the decades. Recounting her experiences with The Artists Village and Women in the Arts, the discussion will provide a personal viewpoint on the history of socially-engaged art in Singapore.
About the Exhibition
The exhibition Awakenings: Art in Society in Asia 1960s-1990s investigates how experimental artists acted as catalysts for change during some of Asia’s most turbulent decades. It spotlights artistic responses to major global events such as the Cold War, and explores how artists challenged political, social and artistic conventions.
Co-organised by National Gallery Singapore, the National Museum of Modern and Contemporary Art, Korea and the National Museum of Modern Art, Tokyo, and the Japan Foundation Asia Center, Awakenings draws connections across Asia through over 150 artworks by important artists from China, India, Japan, Taiwan, Korea, Hong Kong, Singapore, Malaysia, Indonesia, the Philippines, Myanmar, Thailand and Cambodia.
Date & Time: Saturday 22 June 2019, 11am Venue: Glass Room, Supreme Court Wing, Level 5
Doors open at 10.40am for registered patrons.
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