Back-to-Back – Week 3

A few memories of our past programme Back-to-Back: A Collaborative Series of Discursive Encounters that took place in April 2018. In week 3 of Back-to-Back, we looked at Relational Aesthetics and Participatory art. Our core reading included essays by Nicolas Bourriaud, Claire Bishop, Anthony Downey, Thomas J. Berghuis and Joan Kee. Participants were asked to contribute by bringing visual material and questions to fuel discussions. While we began the seminar by trying to define Relational Aesthetics and look at examples from Southeast Asia, we then moved onto using Relational Aesthetics...

Back-to-Back – Week 2: Performance Art

A few memories of our past programme Back-to-Back: A Collaborative Series of Discursive Encounters that took place in April 2018. In week 2 we delved into Performance Art, a complex and non-linear thematic that spans over centuries and geographical boundaries. So instead of trying to create an irrelevant chronology of performance, we decided to change things up! Our participants were paired up and asked to prepare a short presentation on a sub-topic relating to performance, each followed by a group discussion and debate. The topics for our second week of...

Back-to-Back – Week 1: Conceptual Art

A few memories of our past programme Back-to-Back: A Collaborative Series of Discursive Encounters that took place in April 2018. Week 1 focused on Conceptual art, as we explored key texts written by Apinan Poshyananda, Joseph Kosuth, Pamela Corey, Elisabeth Schellekens and Joan Kee. While initially questioning the value of “ideas” in art, the cognitive importance of aesthetics and debating the relevance of essays originating from the West, our group slowly drifted towards ‘knotty’ debates. How does one judge the quality, content or framework of a non-Western work when art...

Do Tuong Linh

Đỗ Tường Linh pursued her B.A in Art History and Art Criticism at Vietnam University of Fine Art and her M.A in Contemporary Art and Art Theory of Asia and Africa at SOAS (University of London), UK. Her research and curatorial practice range from art and politics, conceptualism and post-colonial studies. She has engaged in the art scene in Vietnam since 2005 with collaborations with Art Vietnam gallery, Dong Son Today Art Foundation, Open Academy, Nha San studio, Hanoi Doclab, British Council and Goethe institute. She is currently the artistic...