United World College of South East Asia, 8th International Festival of the Arts, exhibition view. Image courtesy of Teo Eng Seng.
Evoking the Southeast Asian Contemporary: The United World College Festival of the Arts, 1972–84
Join artist Teo Eng Seng and Joleen Loh (Assistant Curator, National Gallery Singapore) as they discuss the context and significance of one of the earliest sites in Singapore for the display of contemporary art from the region, Europe and the United States.
Teo Eng Seng was the recipient of the Cultural Medallion in 1986 for his contributions to art and art education. Teo graduated from the Birmingham College of Art and Design in the 1960s. Upon returning to Singapore in 1971, he taught art at the United World College of Southeast Asia until 1996. Teo is known for inventing paperdyesculp, or pulped paper, which he used to create The Net: Most Definitely the Singapore River, currently exhibited in DBS Singapore Gallery 2.
Joleen Loh is Assistant Curator at National Gallery Singapore, where she is part of the curatorial team for the DBS Singapore Gallery. Her research interests include artistic practices in Singapore from the 1960s onwards, and the entanglements between the art histories of Singapore and Britain. She graduated with a MA in History of Art from University College of London in 2015, and was awarded the NAC Arts Scholarship for postgraduate studies
Limited spaces are available on a first come, first served basis.
Curator Talk | Evoking the Southeast Asian Contemporary