CENDANA A Country for Outliers Public Symposium

CENDANA, in partnership with Visual Art Programme, Cultural Centre, University of Malaya, will be hosting a public symposium featuring cultural practitioners and tutors from the US, Hong Kong and Singapore. The public symposium called A Country for Outliers is a one-day session for all the arts and cultural practitioners to explore imaginative story-telling as approaches for research.

If you are a community-organiser, independent curator, performance-maker, art / cultural historian, archivist, cultural geographer, festival coordinator and organiser, placemaker, writer, editor, blogger, artist, researcher, critic, museum curator, heritage worker, arts programmer, historian or game designer, this is a symposium you should never miss.

  • Jo Kukathas, Malaysia’s pre-eminent writer, director and actress
  • Dr Atreyee Gupta, Assistant Professor of Global Modern Art, South and Southeast Asian Art in the History of Art Department at the University of California, Berkeley
  • Dr Sugata Ray, Associate Professor of South and Southeast Asian art in the History of Art Department at the University of California, Berkeley.
  • Cosmin Costinas, Executive Director and curator of Para Site, Hong Kong
  • Inti Guerrero, an art critic and curator based in Hong Kong
  • Michelle Kuek, Manager of Education and Outreach in NUS Museum
  • Kate Pocklington, a conservator at Lee Kong Chian Natural History Museum
  • Grace Samboh, a curator and researcher based in Jakarta.


10.00AM - 11.00AM: Registration & Arrival of Guests
11.00AM - 1.00PM: Session 1: Roundtable - Learning Through Exhibitions and Collections
  • Michelle Kuek - Connecting curiosities through the university museum
  • Inti Guerrero - Ideas about culture in the Philippines
  • Cosmin Costinas - Knowledge and politics of textiles
  • Grace Samboh - Curating, archiving and Indonesian social memory
1.00PM - 2.00PM: Lunch
2.00PM - 4.00PM: Session 2: Presentations - Epics, Stories, Myths, Histories
  • Jo Kukathas - Stories for New Malaysia
  • Atreyee Gupta - Chandigarh: Dwelling in Abstraction
  • Sugata Ray - Eco-cultural History of the Indian Ocean
4.00 - 5.00PM: Q&A Session
5.00PM: End of Programme

A Country For Outliers is made possible by University of Malaya, Ilham Gallery and Malaysia Design Archive.
*Disclaimer: Topics and speakers are subject to change. All information is correct at the time of printing.
  • The event description was updated. Diff#458868 2019-08-01 03:28:58
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Sat Aug 3, 2019
11:00 AM - 4:00 PM MYT
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General Admission FULL
Venue Address
Menara Ilham, 3 & 5, 8, Jalan Binjai, Kuala Lumpur Malaysia
Cultural Economy Development Agency (CENDANA)