Southeast Asian Arts Forum 2021: Schoolhouse Mavericks offers us ways of thinking back to smaller hothousing, finding new ways to both communicate and consume ideas through art and the limiting accesses for conventional arts such as technology. Are tangible cultural and artistic products still relevant in this day and age? What roles do tangible experiences play in heritage, identity formation and contemporary discourses for the arts? Does the method of transmission affect how we find meaning and meaningfulness in the new version of virtual cultural and artistic products? What is a true space in which art teaching and learning can continue to remain relevant beyond the internet?
This event is the Institute of Southeast Asian Arts' first-ever hybrid forum to include livestreamed presentations, performances and dialogues to inspire a practice-led teaching and learning of Southeast Asian arts. Facilitating an exchange of knowledge from the community to the classroom and vice versa, our speakers are mavericks in their own field and unconventional thinkers from a diverse background of creative and academic disciplines. These practicing Southeast Asian artists and educators bring to the forum what is current, what is urgent and what could be a future alternative following the current state of transitions in the recent pandemic and its related developments.
26 speakers, across multiple artistic disciplines, streaming from 8 different cities, with one shared passion in Southeast Asia.
Be curious, be a maverick.
Register now and be a part of the conversation.