Performance Art as a Way of Thinking

14 02 2011

What is performance art and how has it developed, especially over the last 20 years? Artist and writer Ray Langenbach will argue that performance art is a way of thinking through the medium of daily life. He will speak on the ways that the field of performance art has expanded due to the diversity of methods and philosophies amongst practitioners and recent developments in the related theoretical field of performance studies. Citing examples from Asia, Europe and the Americas, he will focus on the relationship of performance art to the behaviours of social and political life.

Ray Langenbach’s performances, videos and installations have been exhibited at the Whitney Museum of American Art, the Werkleitz Biennale; Asia Pacific Triennale, and the Gwangju Biennale. His research interests lie in socialist realism in Southeast Asian art and performance. He is the the Star Foundation Professor, Faculty of Creative Industries at Tunku Abdul Rahman University, Malaysia and Affiliated Researcher at the Finnish Theatre Academy. Langenbach is currently working on an archive of Southeast Asian social and aesthetic performance.

Date: 15 Feb 2011, Tuesday
Time: 7:30pm to 9pm
Venue: SAM at 8Q, 8 Queen Street.
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