[Talks & Tours] Points of Entry

[Talks & Tours] Points of Entry
Saturday, 15 & 22 February 2020, 10AM
NX1 Gallery, NUS Museum
Registration limited to 35pax for each programme

To facilitate contact tracing registration due to the current coronavirus situation, please arrive at least 10min before the programme as we will be starting on time.

About the series

Points of Entry is a series of discursive talks and tours accompanying the Wartime Artists of Vietnam: Drawings and Posters from the Ambassador Dato' N. Parameswaran Collection. Coinciding with this curatorial premise, Points of Entry presents a set of thematic lectures by various scholars paired with guided curatorial tours. Each of these talk and tour pairs access the vast collection through specific subject matters that situate the Collection within the nexus of academic insights and the curatorial perception. Ranging from the field of international relations to Bandung Humanism, Points of Entry invites audiences to reconsider the exhibition by providing diverse frames of references, while re-activating the collection through new curatorial perspectives and insights.

Saturday, 15 February, 10AM - 1PM
The Mediating Gaze: Curatorial Insights

Join Sung Yunwen, curator of Wartime Artists of Vietnam, for this talk that will unpack the aesthetic inquiries presented by the artists featured in the exhibition. From within and beyond the political turmoil, Sung will share her methodological approaches regarding the intertextuality between personal accounts of these artists and the framing of a nation in the making. The curatorial tour will then pick out on key artworks and texts, giving insight into the artistic practices and identities developed against the distresses and urgencies of war.

10AM-11AM: Talk
11AM-11.30AM: Break
11.30AM-12.30PM: Curatorial Tour

Saturday, 22 February, 10AM - 1PM
The Association of Southeast Asian Nations (ASEAN) and the Emergence of Sino-US Détente
Scholars typically credit US and Chinese leaders for transforming the Cold War in Asia. However, this talk by Dr Ngoei Wen-Qing posits a counterpoint that ASEAN leaders exerted an underappreciated yet critical influence over Sino-US relations. While the Vietnam War raged, ASEAN statesmen rapidly strengthened their ties to the West and anticommunist governments in Asia, containing the Vietnamese revolution and prompting Beijing to concede that its prospects for greater influence in the region had been effectively curtailed.

10AM-11AM: Talk
11AM-11.30AM: Break
11.30AM-12.30PM: Curatorial Tour

About the speaker
Dr. Ngoei Wen-Qing is Assistant Professor of Humanities at Singapore Management University and has held positions at Northwestern, Yale and Nanyang Technological University, prior to his appointment here. His first book, Arc of Containment: Britain, the United States, and Antcommunism in Southeast Asia (Cornell UP, 2019), examined how British decolonisation and Southeast Asian anticommunism shaped US policy toward Vietnam and the wider region.

Image: (Top) Bui Xuan Phai, Drew Van Cao, Saturday Afternoon, Drinking Alcohol to Celebrate the Total Victory, 1975.
(Bottom) Dao Huu Phuoc, Warm Welcome to the Meeting for the Solidarity of the Indochinese People to Fight Against American Imperalism, 1965.

Feb 15 - Apr 18, 2020
[ Sat ] - [ Sat ]
10:00 AM SGT
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The Mediating Gaze: Curatorial Insights (Sat, 15 Feb, 10AM) FULL
The Association of Southeast Asian Nations (Sat, 22 Feb, 10AM) FULL
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