BAP Talk x Eskwela Public Lecture: David Teh

BAP Talk x Eskwela Public Lecture: David Teh
2PM | Thursday, September 12
3F North Wing Gallery
Vargas Museum
University of the Philippines
Diliman, Quezon CityRSVP and Inquiries: vargasmuseum@up.edu.ph

David Teh’s talk will focus on contemporary art in Thailand, drawing on his recent publications “Thai Art: Currencies of the Contemporary” (2017) and “Artist-to-Artist: Independent Art Festivals in Chiang Mai 1992-98” (2018). In the first book, Teh offered a focused account of the ‘currencies’ artists have acquired in their engagements with the global art system, arguing that national context is necessary but not sufficient for a historical reckoning with the contemporary. The second, edited volume explores the emergence of that contemporaneity in a series of festivals held in Thailand’s north known as the Chiang Mai Social Installation. The festivals were part of a regional constellation of artists’ initiatives and independent spaces, which shared their ethos of localism, friendship, and engagement with everyday life. Teh will situate the books in the context of a recent surge in the currency of Art History itself.

This event is organized by Bellas Artes Projects’ ESKWELA in partnership with UP Vargas Museum. The public lecture will be followed by a Q&A with Vargas Museum Director, Professor Dr. Patrick D. Flores.

A closed-door seminar with David Teh under ESKWELA’s topic “Asia Pacific: Visual Histories of War and Postwar” is by enrollment only. Scholarships are available to UP students and alumni. To apply, please email info@eskwelabap.com.

More info: www.eskwelabap.com

About the Speaker:

David Teh is a curator and associate professor at the National University of Singapore, specialising in Southeast Asian Contemporary Art. His curatorial efforts have included Unreal Asia (55. Internationale Kurzfilmtage Oberhausen, 2009), Video Vortex #7 (Yogyakarta, 2011), TRANSMISSION (Jim Thompson Art Center, Bangkok, 2014), Misfits: Pages from a Loose-leaf Modernity (Haus der Kulturen der Welt, Berlin, 2017) and Returns, a project for the 12th Gwangju Biennale (2018). David’s writings have appeared in journals including Third Text, ARTMargins, Afterall, and Theory, Culture and Society. His book “Thai Art: Currencies of the Contemporary” was recently published by the MIT Press. Teh is also a director of Future Perfect, a gallery and project platform in Singapore.
David Teh: Asia Pacific: Visual Histories of War and Postwar

Day 1: September 12, 10am-1pm | 3/f North Wing, UP Vargas Museum, Quezon City
Day 2: September 13, 1-4pm | 3/f Sensorium, UP Vargas Museum, Quezon City

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Public Talk RSVP: vargasmuseum@up.edu.ph
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Seminar fee waived for UP students.

About David Teh:
Teh is a curator and associate professor at the National University of Singapore, specialising in Southeast Asian Contemporary Art. His curatorial efforts have included Unreal Asia (55. Internationale Kurzfilmtage Oberhausen, 2009), Video Vortex #7 (Yogyakarta, 2011), TRANSMISSION (Jim Thompson Art Center, Bangkok, 2014), Misfits: Pages from a Loose-leaf Modernity (Haus der Kulturen der Welt, Berlin, 2017) and Returns, a project for the 12th Gwangju Biennale (2018). David’s writings have appeared in journals including Third Text, ARTMargins, Afterall, and Theory, Culture and Society. His book “Thai Art: Currencies of the Contemporary” was recently published by the MIT Press. Teh is also a director of Future Perfect, a gallery and project platform in Singapore.

SEMINARS are strictly limited to 10-12 applicants who will take part in these intensive workshops. These sessions will be targeted to individuals who seek to have more intimate dialogue with guest artists, curators or academics, and are interested in participating in getting feedback for their own work or practice. Each SEMINAR will be different from each other, depending on the guest instructor. Walk-ins will not be entertained.

PUBLIC PROGRAMMES depart from BAP’s previous programmes that are free and open to the public. Through artist talks, film screenings, and workshops, course leaders are able to introduce their practices and topics for ESKWELA’s seminars. To reserve a seat, email info@bellasartesprojects.org.

ESKWELA is an experimental school period for transdisciplinary thought and context-responsive art making brought together by Bellas Artes Projects.

Posted: September 11, 2019 11:16