2015, Mon, May 04

Tropes in Painting

With Lizza May David, Isabel Ching, Lian Ladia, and Gregor H. Lersch

The Framer | © Lizza May David

The Framer | © Lizza May David

Positions in painting within the context of global image flows: Philippine-born artist Lizza May David discusses personal experiences in specific regions with guests. How is artistic expression shaped by cultural, economic and political climates?

Lizza May David has invited the following guests to discuss these questions and share their research:

Isabel Ching (Singapore) is a curator and writer who holds a Masters of Arts in Art History from the University of Sydney, Australia. She is currently a Ph.D. candidate at the University of Heidelberg, Germany, and member of its Cluster of Asia and Europe in a Global Context's Graduate Program for Transcultural Studies. Her doctoral research project investigates conceptualism in Myanmar, The Philippines, and Singapore from the 1960s to 1990s.

Lian Ladia (Philippines) is currently a curatorial programme participant at de Appel Arts Centre in Amsterdam. She is a Manila-based independent curator and co-founder of Planting Rice, a contemporary art platform that fosters research, exchange and collaborations with Manila and Southeast Asia as the center. Aside from the view of the "international", it is aimed to nurture the growth of the "local" which is a strong thrust in her curatorial practice.

Gregor H. Lersch (Germany) is Lecturer at the Chair of Art and Art Theory at European University Viadrina Frankfurt/O. From 2005 to 2012 he coordinated several international exhibitions, f.e. "Side by Side. Poland-Germany. A thousand years of Art and History" at Martin-Gropius-Bau Berlin. Currently he conducts research on art in Central Europe after 1945 and the links of art in socialist countries to international movements.

An event within the framework of “Salon of Aesthetic Experiments,” a collaborative project with the Graduate School at the Forum for Post Graduate Studies at Berlin University of the Arts. The Graduate School is supported by the Einstein Stiftung Berlin.