KONNECT ASEAN Cultural Diplomacy Forum
In 2021 the ASEAN Secretariat (ASEC) celebrated the 20th Anniversary of the ASEAN Gallery, established inside the ASEC heritage building. The ASEAN Gallery houses the ASEAN Collection which comprises paintings, sculptures, and other objects that have been gifted to ASEAN over more than 40 years. This collection of diplomatic gifts provides a visual narrative of human civilisation’s efforts to pay tribute to institutions that ensure the integrity of trade routes, political alliances, and social customs; a display of regional solidarity through objects.
To commemorate the anniversary, KONNECT ASEAN convened three webinars on various aspects of Cultural Diplomacy. How has ASEAN affected the development of artistic/creative practice in Southeast Asia? What challenges have the arts/creative professionals faced while navigating diplomatic norms and relations? What is the relevance of cultural diplomacy to contemporary artistic practice?
Climate Futures #1: Cultures, Climate Crisis and Disappearing Ecologies
To better understand the decline in cultural and ecological diversity in the region, NTU CCA Singapore and KONNECT ASEAN proposed to look at how the endangerment of traditional cultures and knowledges in the face of ecological challenges affects the region of Southeast Asia. The three-day summit “Climate Futures #1: Cultures, Climate Crisis and Disappearing Ecologies” […]See details
ASEAN Sculpture Garden Project
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Res Artis Conference 2021
Res Artis hosted their first fully digital conference hosted by SAC Gallery Bangkok supported by ASEF culture360, KONNECT ASEAN | ASEAN Foundation; Goethe-Institut Thailand; Japan Foundation Bangkok, and Casa Asia. Titled Defining the Next Decade, the conference examined the tremendous impact of COVID-19 and the future of international arts residencies. The conference presented the results […]See details