Third Date is a multidisciplinary public program about the disenchantments of love, beauty, bodies, gender, and subjectivity. The program asks: Who gets to be their authentic, true self? And, more importantly, how do those for whom this universal promise remains unfulfilled go about creating and manifesting the most real versions of themselves? This program will feature a creative essay by Wong Binghao that elaborates on their new areas of research, and an integral visual identity designed by Studio Vanessa Ban that will be used for all program publicity material and on the Zoom event itself.
The program comprises original content including academic lectures, creative texts, artist talks, poetry and literary readings, video screenings, and more by artists and thinkers from Southeast Asia, Korea, and their diasporas.
This programmatic form is foremost inspired by artists like Nam June Paik who radically deployed early television and videotape technologies in non-linear, non-hierarchical and often ‘failed’ ways that, instead of perpetuating a corporatized or hegemonic dissemination of ‘knowledge’ to passive viewers, envisioned a contingent, utopian and democratic global community of active participants and interpreters.
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
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
In 2001, the late Ambassador Rodolfo C. Severino Jr., the 10th Secretary-General of ASEAN, proposed to dedicate a space to curate gifted artworks at the ASEAN Secretariat as testimony to the enduring friendship and cooperation between ASEAN and its partners from around the world. A wealth of paintings, sculptures and art objects are maintained and […]See details
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 […]See details
Afro-Southeast Asia: Pragmatics and Geopoetics of Art during a Cold War is a webinar series that expands the current discourses that shape the history and legacy of Afro-Asian solidarity by prospecting connections and imagined affinities between Africa and Southeast Asia as regional frameworks that emerged out of Cold War decolonisation projects. By examining cultural and […]See details