Researching, Collecting and Framing the Region

On 2 December, “Art, Researching, Collecting and Framing the Region”, presents 3 panel discussions addressing how cultural institutions in Hong Kong, around Asia, and elsewhere have exercised various curatorial frameworks to explore the geographies of South and Southeast Asia. 

M+ Executive Director Suhanya Raffel, M+ Lead Curator, Learning & Interpretation Stella Fong, M+ Lead Curator, Visual Arts Pauline J. Yao, M+ Design and Architecture Associate Curator Shirley Surya will be moderating discussions with speakers from local and international arts and culture institutions.

2 December 2017, Saturday

11:00am – 4:00pm

Jockey Club Hall, Asia Society Hong Kong Center, Hong Kong

English with Cantonese simultaneous interpretation


11:00am – 12:15pm
Adjacencies: Links between Hong Kong, South and Southeast Asia

Cosmin Costinas, Executive Director / Curator, Para Site, Hong Kong
Chương-Đài Võ, Researcher, Asia Art Archive, Hong Kong
Ashish Rajadhyaksha, Professor of Practice, Department of Cultural Studies and Department of Visual Studies, Lingnan University, Hong Kong

Moderated by Stella Fong Lead Curator, Learning & Interpretation, M+

1:15 – 2:30pm
Seeds and Networks: Nurturing Local Ecologies

Diana Campbell Betancourt, Artistic Director, Samdani Art Foundation and Chief Curator, Dhaka Art Summit, Bangladesh and Artistic Director, Bellas Artes Projects, Bagac, Philippines 
Zoe Butt, Artistic Director, The Factory Contemporary Arts Centre, Ho Chi Minh City, Vietnam
Roobina Karode, Director and Chief Curator, Kirin Nadar Museum, New Delhi, India
Ignatius Hermawan Tanzil, Founder, LeBoYe Design and Dia.Lo.Gue., Jakarta, Indonesia

Moderated by Pauline J. Yao Lead Curator, Visual Art, M+ and Shirley Surya Associate Curator, Design and Architecture, M+

2:30 – 4:00pm
Positions: Institutional Perspectives on South and Southeast Asia 

Sean Anderson, Associate Curator, Department of Architecture and Design, Museum of Modern Art, New York, USA
José Da Silva, Curatorial Manager, Australian CinémathèqueQueensland Art Gallery and Gallery of Modern Art, Brisbane, Australia
Judith Greer, Director of International Programmes, Sharjah Art Foundation, Sharjah, UAE
Shabbir Hussain Mustafa, Senior Curator, National Gallery of Singapore, Singapore

Moderated by Suhanya Raffel Executive Director, M+


Adverse Weather Arrangement:
Programme will be cancelled if typhoon signal no. 8 or black rainstorm warning is in force at 7am on the day of the event.