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Speakers’ Corner

2 Aug 2017, Wed - 31 Aug 2017, Thu

Ready, Steady, Go (2 — 8 August 2017)
Incidental Scripts (10 — 15 August 2017)
Proximities and Encounters (16 — 22 August 2017)
Islanded (23 — 31 August 2017)

Speakers’ Corner is a selection of video documentations of former public events and related research materials from its archives. Here, the term “Speakers’ Corner” stands as a metaphor for public discourses created through the various programmes of NTU CCA Singapore. Outreach not only means to create discussions but also to find different languages, or to question under what premises we create our knowledge. Altogether this is what creates a public discourse or a “speakers’ corner” within an institution, which can be academic, literary, or performative. It opens up the possibility for encounters with the known and unknown, the expected and unexpected, as a form of its lively activities.

NTU CCA Singapore’s public programmes reflect on our present world through culture and art. Unfolding over two months will be four chapters: Islanded, Incidental Scripts, Proximities and Encounters, and Ready, Steady, Go. Each chapter is related to an exhibition held at NTU CCA Singapore such as Incidental Scripts by Yang Fudong (2014) or SEA STATE by Charles Lim Yi Yong (2016), or to invited local and international Artists-in-Residence and their artistic research and practices like Heman Chong (2017) or Zac Langdon-Pole (2014). On a broader scheme, the events offer an expanded reading and understanding of the complexity and diversity of the contemporary art production of today and how it intersects with current developments in culture, society, and politics.

The Speakers’ Corner programme includes:

Islanded
Content from The Geopolitical and the Biophysical: a structured conversation on Art and Southeast Asia in context symposium Part II, 17 – 18 June 2016

Incidental Scripts
Content from Yang Fudong: Incidental Scripts, 12 December 2014 — 1 March 2015

Proximities and Encounters
Content from Theatrical Fields, 22 August 2014 — 2 November 2014

Ready, Steady, Go
Content from multiple sources including talks by Artists-In-Residence and visiting scholars

Image credit: Still from video documentation of past public events at NTU CCA Singapore. Courtesy NTU CCA Singapore.