In The Light of History: Visions of a Nascent Nation
Using Hele Sa Hiwagang Hapis (A Lullaby to the Sorrowful Mystery, 2016) by Lav Diaz as a starting point, the panel will explore the artistic investigations in relation to national narratives and myth-making. Join us to explore how Southeast Asian history is represented and challenged through cinema and visual art, particularly in the pre-independence era with the burgeoning of nationalism.
Lav Diaz (Filmmaker)
June Yap (Independent Curator)
Silke Schmickl (Curator/Manager (Programmes), Institute of Contemporary Arts Singapore, LASALLE College of the Arts)
Facilitated by Shabbir Hussain Mustafa (Senior Curator, National Gallery Singapore).
Free Admission with registration.
*A free guided tour of the UOB Southeast Asia Gallery is available for registered participants from 2pm - 3pm. If you are also interested in this tour, please register at http://itlohtours.peatix.com/. 40 spaces are available on a first come, first served basis. Meeting point: Tours Desk at B1 Concourse.
By asking the hard questions and re-looking at trends and issues critically, the series will construct meaningful frameworks that bring forth multi-perspective viewpoints and an increased appreciation of film and culture.