NTU CCA Ideas Fest is a platform to catalyze the critical exchange of ideas and encourage thinking outside the box. It is a bottom-up approach linking the artistic and the academic with community groups and grassroots initiatives.
On February 22, 2020 at NTU CCA Singapore, IdeasCity Singapore will present and broadcast a series of dialogues between local and international artists and community leaders on topics including food sovereignty (Angela Dimayuga and Emeka Ogboh), underground archives (Heman Chong and Monica Narula of Raqs Media Collective), image and power (Ho Rui An and Shumon Basar), ecofeminism (Marwa Arsanios and Vanessa Ho), and traces of migration (Bouchra Khalili and Alfian Sa’at). A sequence of debate circles will examine the roles of solidarity and speculation in addressing climate injustice, featuring interdisciplinary perspectives from speakers such as Kunlé Adeyemi, Becca D’Bus, Eleena Jamil, Prasoon Kumar, Zarina Muhammad, and David Teh.
Workshops and conversations facilitated by Bakudapan Food Study Group, Pamela Low, and Singapore Community Radio, and a presentation of new VR work by artist Rindon Johnson will invite select audiences to engage directly with artists envisioning pathways to equitable and sustainable futures. The program will also feature screenings, showings, and remarks by performance artists ila and Shahmen Suku; Digital Minister of Taiwan, Audrey Tang; and professor of sociology Saskia Sassen.
The French Moroccan artist Bouchra Khalili will be taking part to the program via a visio conference. http://www.bouchrakhalili.com/biography/
ArtReview is Exclusive Arts Media Partner, and Domus is Design Media Partner of NTU CCA Ideas Fest 2020.
NTU CCA Ideas Fest 2020 is guest-curated by IdeasCity, New Museum, New York.
IdeasCity Singapore is conceived and organized by Vere van Gool with Gabe Gordon, Nicholas Liong, Gregory Ng Yong He, and Karen Wong at the New Museum, and Ute Meta Bauer, Karin Oen, Magdalena Magiera, Leong Min Yu Samantha, and Ze-Tian Lim at NTU CCA Singapore.
More info: http://ntu.ccasingapore.org/