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Paul Mellon Centre | London, Asia, Art, Worlds Conference: Thinking from Asia

June 25, 2021 @ 6:00 am - 10:00 am

The Thinking from Asia panel rejects the epistemological bias of Asian studies, which thinks about Asia, to think from Asia, using conceptual frames and tools that emerge out of Asia, often in dialogue with regions beyond Asia.
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Chair: Yeewan Koon (Associate Professor and Chair of the Fine Arts Department, University of Hong Kong)
6:00–6:15am Welcome & Introductions
6:15–7:00am Keynote Paper: Patrick Flores (Professor of Art Studies, Department of Art Studies, University of the Philippines), “Aroundness, Awareness: To Rework Art Out of Asia”
7:00–7:15am Discussion and Questions
7:15–7:30am Break
7:30–7:35am Welcome back/Introductions
7:35–7:50am Amrita Dhallu (Curator and Researcher), “Subcontinentment: Diasporas, Futurisms, Worldbuilding”
7:50–8:05am Farida Batool (Independent Artist, Researcher and Educationist) and Sehr Jalil (Visual Artist, Researcher, Writer and a PhD Candidate), “Contesting Public(s) and Art Education in Pakistan”
8:05–8:20am Stephanie Bailey (Editor-in-Chief, Ocula Magazine), “Thinking Through Empire from Asia: An Object Lesson”
8:20–8:45am Discussion & Questions
8:45–9:15am Break
9:15–10:00am Conference wrap-up discussion with Hammad Nasar, John Tain, Ming Tiampo, and Sarah Victoria Turner
This event is part of London, Asia, Art, Worlds, a multi-part programme of online events taking place in May and June 2021. It is envisioned as a murmuration, a series of interconnected papers, conversations, performances and interventions.