Talk/Workshop

In Conversation: Singapore Biennale artist, Dennis Tan with SAM Curator, John Tung

Organised by: Singapore Art Museum
  • Date:
    26 Jan 2019
  • Time:
    4:00pm
  • Venue:
    SAM at 8Q, 8 Queen St, Singapore 188535
    SAM at 8Q, 8 Queen St, Singapore 188535SAM at 8Q, 8 Queen St, Singapore 188535

Synopsis:

The Kolek is a traditional Southeast Asian racing yacht that was once a common sight off the coast of Singapore. Exploring the possibility of rebuilding a Kolek and sailing it to the Riau Islands for racing is Singapore Biennale 2019 artist, Dennis Tan. Join him and SAM Curator, John Tung in this conversation, as they dive into the reasons and impetus behind his proposal, while also examining the cultural, anthropological, and historical implications of reviving this traditional sport.

In Conversation: Singapore Biennale artist, Dennis Tan with SAM Curator, John Tung


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