In this final online discussion for the exhibition Stories Across Rising Lands, curator Asep Topan is joined by three of the artists from the exhibition. This exhibition reflects on the diversity and geographic spread of the region, by emphasizing personal and fragmented connections to history and politics, observed through the perspectives of artists.
The discussion will explore the development of respective artist’s practices and the role that media and the mediation of history, society and politics, through broadcast and internet technologies has had on their work. Have their generational experiences of media impacted how they appreciate the local, regional, and global context of Southeast Asia? And in our current daily experiences, which are marked by physical disconnection, can they imagine new formations of media connectivity that help to define social and cultural connections to place?