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Salon für Ästhetische Experimente - Lizza May David "Tropes in Painting"

Salon für Ästhetische Experimente

Tropes in Painting

A roundtable talk about painting as a mode of social practice, initiated by Lizza May David

Artists and cultural practitioners gather to discuss questions of contemporary painting in a global context. The focus lies on their individual experience within their specific localities and communities, for example in South-East Asia: How and to what extent is painting formed by cultural, economical and political climates? The discussion will suggest a new approach in reassessing paintings’ histories from different perspectives.

The guests:

Isabel Ching (Singapore) is a curator and writer who holds a Masters of Arts in Art History from the University of Sydney, Australia. She is currently a Ph.D. candidate at the University of Heidelberg, Germany, and member of its Cluster of Asia and Europe in a Global Context’s Graduate Program for Transcultural Studies. Her doctoral research project investigates conceptualism in Myanmar, The Philippines, and Singapore from the 1960s to 1990s.

Lian Ladia (Philippines) is currently a curatorial programme participant at de Appel Arts Centre in Amsterdam. She is a Manila-based independent curator and co-founder of Planting Rice, a contemporary art platform that fosters research, exchange and collaborations with Manila and Southeast Asia as the center. Aside from the view of the “international”, it is aimed to nurture the growth of the “local” which is a strong thrust in her curatorial practice.

Gregor H. Lersch (Germany) is Lecturer at the Chair of Art and Art Theory at European University Viadrina Frankfurt/O. From 2005 to 2012 he coordinated several international exhibitions, f.e. “Side by Side. Poland-Germany. A thousand years of Art and History” at Martin-Gropius-Bau Berlin. Currently he conducts research on art in Central Europe after 1945 and the links of art in socialist countries to international movements.


4th May 2015, 7pm

Haus der Kulturen der Welt
John-Foster-Dulles-Allee 10
10557 Berlin