Sat, Jul 28

Singapore Art Museum, Glass Hall
Sat, Jul 28

Art and Social Purpose: Artists as Agents of Change | Specialist Talk with Sunitha Janamohanan

Singapore Art Museum, Glass Hall

Sat, Jul 28

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Between the site-specific actions and public interventions of artists in the 1970s, to the relational aesthetics of artists such as Rirkrit Tiravanija in the 1990s, the way in which artists approach the visual arts has changed – moving from a focus on the object, to incorporating and making as their subject human relations and social encounters. Drawing on examples from Southeast Asia, join arts educator and arts manager, Sunitha Janamohanan in looking at the intersections of contemporary art, culture and social purpose, in order to consider why artists choose to engage with society in the way they do, and the impact of their actions.

Image courtesy of Gallery VER.

Sunitha Janamohanan has worked in the arts since 1999, across a range of art forms and creative industries. Her previous roles include arts manager, curator, producer, venue manager, and heritage manager in Kuala Lumpur and Penang, Malaysia. She has an MA in Arts Administration from Columbia University, New York, and is presently teaching the Arts and Cultural Management Programme at LASALLE College of the Arts, Singapore. Her research interests include community or socially engaged arts practice, and local arts management models in developing Southeast Asia.



  • Sat, Jul 28 at 2:00 PM

    Doors Open Time: 1:45pm

    Duration: Approx. 90 minutes
    Language: English

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