Symposium: Modern Architecture & the City

SYMPOSIUM
MODERN ARCHITECTURE & THE CITY
Knowledge and Social Memory of Modern Architecture
LEVEL 5 ILHAM GALLERY

13 JAN 2018

This one-day symposium organised by ILHAM Gallery brings together a multidisciplinary group of scholars from across the region to examine modern architecture and its relationship to the city. The morning session explores the relationship between monuments and power, and the commissioning of monuments as an attempt to shape new social memory for the modern nation-state.

In the afternoon session, we bring into conversation two different disciplinary approaches in the study of the modern architecture - architecture history and curatorial research - to assess the question of how modernism can be translated across cultural contexts as well as how modern architecture can exist in a museum and be communicated effectively through an exhibition.

Speakers include Thanavi Chotpradit (Silpakorn University, Bangkok), Roger Nelson (NTU, Singapore), Chang Jiat Hwee (NUS, Singapore) and Shirley Surya (M+, Hong Kong).

Supported by Visual Art Program, Cultural Centre, University of Malaya

The Symposium is free and is open to the public.

Programme

1030am
Arrival of Guests

1045am
Opening Address: Knowledge and Social Memory of Modern Architecture by Simon Soon

Session I: Sites of Memory

11am – 1145am
'Modern Architecture and Constitutionalism: The Boworadet Rebellion Crematorium and the Safeguarding the Constitution Monument'
by Thanavi Chotpradit, Lecturer in Modern and Contemporary Art, Silpakorn University, Thailand.

1145am – 1230am
'Tales of Two Monuments: Phnom Penh’s Independence Monument and Vientiane’s Patuxai'
by Roger Nelson, Postdoctoral Fellow, Nanyang Technological University, Singapore.

1230pm – 1pm
Q & A

1pm – 230pm Lunch

Session II: Rethinking the Modern City

230pm - 315pm
'A Genealogy of Tropical Architecture: Colonial Networks, Nature and Technoscience'
by Chang Jiat Hwee, Associate Professor, National University of Singapore.

315pm – 400pm
'(Re)interpreting Modernisms and Modernities through the M+ Collection'
by Shirley Surya, curator, M+ Museum for Visual Culture, Hong Kong.

400pm – 430pm
Q&A

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Image credit: Patuxai, 1966, while still under construction. Vientiane, Laos. Photograph by Robert Wofford, from University of Wisconsin - Madison Libraries Collection. Courtesy of Roger Nelson.

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SIMPOSIUM Seni Bina Moden: Kota Pengetahuan dan Memori Sosial Seni Bina Moden
13 Januari 2018
TINGKAT 5 GALERI ILHAM

Simposium selama satu hari ini akan membawakan bersama cendekiawan-cendekiawan multidisiplin serantau meneliti seni bina moden dan hubungannya terhadap kota. Sesi pagi akan meneroka hubungan antara monumen dan kuasa, dan komisyen penghasilan monumen sebagai percubaan membentuk memori sosial dalam pembangunan negara bangsa. Sesi tengah hari pula, kita akan membicarakan tentang pendekatan disiplin yang berbeza dalam kajian seni bina moden - sejarah seni bina dan kajian kuratorial - sebagai akses persoalan bagaimana modernisme dapat diterjemahkan ke seluruh konteks budaya dan juga bagaimana seni bina moden hidup di dalam muzium dan mampu dibicarakan dengan effektif melalui pameran.

Pembicara terdiri dari Thanavi Chotpradit (Silpakorn University, bangkok), Roger Nelson (NTU, Singapore), Chang Jiat Hwee (NUS, Singapore) dan Shirley Surya (M+, Hong Kong).

Penyertaan simposium percuma dan terbuka untuk awam.

Disokong oleh Visual Art Program, Cultural Centre, University of Malaya

1030 pg Ketibaan Tetamu

1045 pg Ucaptama: Kota Pengetahuan dan Memori Sosial Seni Bina Moden oleh Simon Soon

Sesi Pagi: Tapak-tapak Memori

1100 pg - 1145 pg
Pembicara: Thanavi Chotpradit, Universiti Silpakorn (Balai Pembakaran Pemberontakan Boworadet)

1145 pg - 1230 ptg
Pembicara: Roger Nelson, Universiti Teknologi Nanyang ((Monumen Kemerdekaan, Cambodia, and, Patuxai, Laos)

1 ptg - 230 ptg
Makan tengah hari

Sesi Petang: Memikirkan Kembali Kota Moden

230 ptg - 315 ptg
Pembicara: Chang Jiat Hwee, Universiti Kebangsaan Singapura (Sebuah salasilah untuk Seniibina Tropika)

315 ptg - 400 ptg
Pembicara: Shirley Surya, M+ (Modernisme dan Moderniti melalui Koleksi M+)

400ptg – 430ptg
Sesi Q&A

Box Office Opens

From 13th January 2018 to 13th January 2018

Venue

,LEVELS 3 & 5, ILHAM TOWER NO 8, JALAN BINJAI 50450 KUALA LUMPUR

WEBSITE

https://www.facebook.com/events/356362001500863/

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