- Sat, Nov 18, 2017 09:30 AM
The Ngee Ann Kongsi Auditorium
Latitude: 1.29029, Longitude: 103.852
RADEN SALEH AND JUAN LUNA: BETWEEN WORLDS Join distinguished scholars Werner Kraus, Ambeth Ocampo and Marie-Odette Scalliet as they discuss the lives, practices and reception of artists Raden Saleh and Juan Luna in Europe and Southeast Asia. This panel will be moderated by art historian, curator and critic T.K. Sabapathy. EVENT DETAILS Date: Saturday, 18 November 2017, 3pm - 4.30pm Venue: City Hall Wing, Level B1, The Ngee Ann Kongsi Auditorium Free admission by registration via Eventbrite page. Please present email confirmation at the door. USEFUL INFORMATION Doors open at 2.40pm for registered patrons For visitors without a confirmation email, admission will begin 10 minutes before the programme on a first come, first served basis as seats become available. This lecture is held in conjunction with the exhibition Between Words: Raden Saleh & Juan Luna, which runs from 16 November 2017 to 11 March 2018 at National Gallery Singapore. About the Panellists German art historian Dr Werner Kraus is Director of the Centre for Southeast Asian Art, a research and documentation centre that concentrates on modern Indonesian Art. His major interest is artistic contacts between Asia and Europe (encompassing areas such as Chinese Trade Art and Mughal reception of European etchings). Kraus curated the exhibition Raden Saleh: The Beginning of Modern Indonesian Painting at Galeri Nasional, Indonesia (2012) and published a monograph on the life and works of Raden Saleh in partnership with the Goethe-Institut Indonesia and the German Embassy. Ambeth R. Ocampo is a public historian whose research covers the late 19th century Philippines, its art, culture, and the people who figured in the birth of the nation. Currently Associate Professor and former Chairman of the Department of History at Ateneo de Manila University, Ocampo served as Chairman of the National Commission for Culture and the Arts (2005–2007) and Chairman of the National Historical Commission of the Philippines (2002–2011). He also writes a widely-read editorial column for the Philippine Daily Inquirer and moderates a growing Facebook fan page. Marie-Odette Scalliet is a French art historian and Indonesianist based in the Netherlands. Ever since she took her doctoral degree on the landscape painter and architect Antoine Payen, Raden Saleh’s first teacher in Java, Scalliet has become a leading authority on 19th-century European artists active in the Dutch East Indies and Raden Saleh. She has published several extensive studies on the painter since 1999. She was previously a lecturer at Leiden University and a curator of South and Southeast Asian Manuscripts and Rare Books at its Library. Although she has retired, she continues to develop her career in academia as an independent researcher. About the Moderator An art historian, T.K. Sabapathy has published extensively on modern art and artists in Southeast Asia, and especially from Singapore and Malaysia. His articles, books, conference papers and exhibition catalogue texts are invaluable for the study of art in Southeast Asia and are esteemed in the scholarship in the field of art history in the region. He is currently an Adjunct Associate Professor in the Department of Architecture, National University of Singapore, where he teaches the history of art.