Curators: Varsha Nair, Nitaya Ueareeworakul, Phaptawan Suwannakudt
Archiving Womanifesto Closing Event Saturday November 16, 2pm
2pm Curator’s talk by Varsha Nair, Womanifesto Archive
2.30-3.30pm ‘Coming together: Collective actions and future feminist archives’
An open forum moderated by Dr Catriona Moore, University of Sydney
The work of local, regional and transnational artist collectives and curatorial actions feed growing archives, of which the Womanifesto project is an important example. Practical questions of archival retrieval and currency will focus our discussion.
Symposium: Gender in Southeast Asian Art Histories II. Art, Digitality and Canon-Making?
18 October 2019, 9am – 6pm, University of Sydney, Law School
Keynote speaker: Prof Flaudette May Datuin, University of the Philippines
Roundtable: 19 October 2019 at 1pm, The Cross Art Projects
Roundtable chair: Prof Flaudette May Datuin, University of the Philippines
Exhibition Opening: 19 October at 3pm, The Cross Art Projects
Guest Speaker: Rachel Kent, Chief Curator, Museum of Contemporary Art
Exhibition runs 19 October to 16 November 2019
Archiving Womanifesto: Outline
In 1995 an informal gathering of women artists, writers and activists in Bangkok put together a feminist art exhibition, Tradisexion. Calling themselves Womanifesto, this collective went on to organize biennale events that aimed to increase women’s visibility. It was the first feminist collective of its kind in the region, seeking to strengthen links between women artists regionally and internationally. Among its many projects include art residencies held in rural Thailand and online curations in cyberspace. Archiving Womanifesto presents this history, with issues raised to be discussed in an open symposium.