Southeast Asian Arts Forum 2019 – The School of ArtOrganised by: Nanyang Academy of Fine Arts
Performed by: Art practitioners, educators, researchers from the region, including Thailand, Indonesia, Malaysia and Singapore.
The inaugural Southeast Asian Arts Forum at NAFA will take the shape of presentation, practice and performance, with a lively discussion and exchange to promote awareness in the spirit of collaboration and discovery.
In Southeast Asia today, contemporary society acknowledges the primacy of economic activity and return; of sustainability to drive us toward productive outcomes and prosperity not for pride, but to thrive as living and evolved citizens of our own countries and of the world. We seek knowledge and history; but we also desire what is new and inspirational.
What is the School of Art but a space for learning, discussing and perhaps thinking? It is also a space of making, remaking; invention and reinvention. It implies no time separate us from our past or our future. And recognises that we move on a sliding scale between zones in order to fully grasp and draw from what we know, and want to know, in order to create new artistic experiences.
Here is where art and education might meet; where tradition and newness find confluence; where history makes its meaningfulness ever fresh and relevant.
Join the conversation, register now at http://seaARTforum.nafa.edu.sg