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Show Me The World Symposium


Fri Jun 26 2015, 7:30pm–9:30pm
Sat Jun 27 2015, 9:30am–2:30pm
Sat Jun 27 2015, 2:30pm–4:30pm

Where: 72-13, 7213 Mohamed Sultan Rd, Clarke Quay, Singapore

Restrictions: All ages

Ticket Information:

  • FREE ADMISSION with O.P.E.N. Pass. Limited single entry tickets per day of symposium available: $0.00
  • Additional fees may apply


Listed by: pathma

THE DEVELOPMENT OF CURATORIAL CONCEPTSand practices in the performance arts have so far been embryonic, especially when compared to the intensive debates of such ideas within the visual arts world.

Show Me The World,organised by Goethe Institute and Singapore International Festival of Arts (SIFA), seeks to address this deficit in Southeast Asia through a series of informative talks, lively panel discussions and eye-opening presentations by seasoned curators from diverse corners of the world, including Rolf Abderhalden, Artistic Director of Mapa Teatro in Colombia; Florian Malzacher, Artistic Director of Impulse Theater Biennale in Germany; and Ong Keng Sen, SIFA Festival Director.

Joined by eight young curators working in specific contexts in Southeast Asia, the conversation will attempt to locate the curating of performance arts in a post-global world, where locality and historical differences have become
urgent and necessary. To what extent do colonial attitudes pervade curatorial practices in Southeast Asia, and do curators have to ‘decolonise’ themselves of influences that they have imbibed unconsciously?

Complexities will be collaboratively unpacked through imagined scenarios, negotiations of difference and debates about the position of audiences in curatorial practice. Some issues that could arise include ‘the exotic spectacle’, ‘hierarchies of power’, ‘fashion and ethics’ and ‘the essence vs the individual’.