A.I. Gallery

Panel Talk: Performance Art in the Southeast Asian Diaspora

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May 14, 2022
- 4 p.m.

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With artists Lilibeth Cuenca Rasmussen and Quỳnh Lâm, curator Tanya Michele Amador (Peruke Projects). This is held on the occasion of London Gallery Weekend in conjunction with the group exhibition, Rituals and Rebirths curated by Peruke Projects.

The exhibition examines the performances of three diasporic Southeast Asian multi-disciplinary artists, constructed around the rituals concerning the rebirths of their oeuvres and the marking of time. These three artists living between cultures, with transnational hybrid identities, are brought together for the first time alongside one another. This formidable trio – Anida Yoeu Ali (b.1974, Cambodia), Lilibeth Cuenca Rasmussen (b.1970, Philippines/living in Denmark), and Quỳnh Lâm (b.1988, Vietnam) - brings to a new audience an opportunity to reflect upon their experiences of crisis, displacement, and otherness, through their rituals, renewals, responses and provocations.

Presented as an installation of videos, photographs, symbolic objects and artefacts, and two participatory performances by Rasmussen and Lâm, the artists document the passing of time in each of their ceremonies. Ali’s The Red Chador installation illustrates the death and rebirth of a provocative and politicized alter ego. Rasmussen’s Today is your performance demonstrates the cyclical nature of life, while Lâm's The Price of Humanity performance illuminates the tumultuous journey of a nomadic outcast.

Rituals and Rebirths explores the intersections of the three artists' responses to both their personal and geo-political narratives that have shaped their identities.

This exhibition is supported by Outset Contemporary Art Fund and Embassy of Denmark, London.

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It represents a number of South-East Asian artists amongst others and recently, the gallery has participated in several international art fairs including PhotoLondon, UNSEEN Amsterdam and LOOP Barcelona.


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