Workshop at Goethe Institut Bandung , Indonesia

Workshop "Endless Southeast Asia" organized by Mi You und Su Wei

How is “Southeast Asian art” defined today? What did it look like decades ago? What does it mean to the people practicing it today?

“Endless Southeast Asia” is an attempt to uncover a wealth of conceptual fragments that lie deep in the archives and unconscious spaces of the region.

As a prelude to the workshop series, “Endless Southeast Asia” will open in Bandung with a public program lecture. This will be followed by a series of (closed) workshops.

During the program lecture, the audience can participate in discussions on topics such as questioning traditional postcolonial perspectives and entrenched research methods to help broaden the scope for new research paths in Southeast Asian art practice.

From Friday, May 17 to Monday, May 20, 2024, the workshop “Endless Southeast Asia”, organized by Su Wei and Mi You, will take place as part of the project “Lookout on a Cape: Art in Cultural Exchange in East, Southeast and South Asia in the Second Half of the 20th Century”.

The workshop is organized together with the Goethe Insititut Beijing, Bandung, Kolkata, Hanoi, Jakarta, Manila, Mumbai and Seoul. The aim of the project is to enrich and potentially challenge the understanding of the internal and external interactions mediated through art in these regions.

The framework of the project is designed to be open and evolving, with each commissioned research project bringing in new perspectives, challenging existing preconceptions and shedding light on previously overlooked aspects of

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