Feb 29, 2016 – Mar 14, 2016

Curator-in-Residence: Simon Soon

Simon Soon is a dilettante interested in 20th century art and visual culture of Asia. He has completed a PhD at the University of Sydney under an Australian Postgraduate Award scholarship where he wrote a thesis on left-leaning political art movements in Indonesia, Malaya, the Philippines and Thailand between the 1950’s and 1970’s. He is co-editor of Narratives of Malaysian Art Vol. 4. He is also a member of the editorial collective of SOUTHEAST OF NOW: Directions on Contemporary and Modern Art, a new refereed journal to be published in 2016. For this residency, he is interested to explore shifting concepts of illumination in relation to visual poetics of ‘night’.

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