Spaces of the Curatorial
Published by Sternberg Press, 2016
Edited by Ute Meta Bauer and Brigitte Oetker
Editorial Consultant: Lee Weng Choy
Edited on behalf of the Association of Arts and Culture of the German Economy at the Federation of German Industries, in collaboration with NTU CCA Singapore
This volume focuses on the practice of curating in Southeast Asia, a region experiencing a time of increased global visibility as well as nation and institution building. The political aspiration to map and shape a regional identity through historical writing and cultural planning stumbles upon a multi-layered subject difficult to grasp or define. The diversity of voices in this publication mirrors the complexity of the region itself: its various curatorial spaces, infrastructures, and political systems. The publication includes contributions by Ute Meta Bauer, Zoe Butt, Kevin Chua, Patrick D. Flores, Gridthiya Gaweewong, Tony Godfrey, Yin Ker, Eileen Legaspi-Ramirez, Seng Yu Jin, Simon Soon, Nora A. Taylor, and David Teh.