New Curriculum for Old Questions initiates a three-day camp with art practitioners and students based in Singapore to propose contemporary revisions to familiar themes in the context of art practice. With the aspiration of building communities that are supportive of ways we articulate ourselves, this camp engages with themes of art and identity, art and action, decolonising the canon and legitimising the vernacular, "doing" multiculturalism and "living" the realities and fallacies of minorities, race, gender and sexuality.
The three-day camp runs from 10am - 6pm, 24 - 26 February 2020. It is structured around off-beat activities that engender methods of articulating the self as well as workshops to enliven individual and collective knowledge production. Participants will come together to build a glossary of critical terms and urgent questions in response to the camp's aforementioned themes.
At its core, New Curriculum for Old Questions is a think tank that explores how knowledge is produced and imparted critically, and how it takes form in education and art practice. Inspired by Filipino-American artist and educator Carlos Villa's Worlds in Collision, a symposia series that ran from 1989-2013, we insist that art and education must be grounded in, and answer, questions of the everyday.
The people that make up New Curriculum for Old Questions are Fang-Tze Hsu, Siddharta Perez, Phoebe Pua, Nurul Huda Rashid, Tan Li-Jen and Nadia Wagner. Our perspectives are informed by experiences as curators, educators, artists, writers, and researchers—all of which have shaped our collective dedication to modes of expression, transmission, communication, and miscommunication.
Submission of the application form can be made until January 31, 2020. Commitment to the full schedule is highly recommended.
Selected participants will be notified on 7 February 2020.