パブリック・参加型アートへの問い - Jay Kohレクチャー・シリーズ
3rd Oct. Friday
1) Public engaged and participatory art: entry points, approaches, evaluation and critique. (Introduction for public, art practitioners, managers and evaluators)
The first introductory talk ‘Public engaged and participatory art’, on 3rd October will connect the practices of public participatory, socially engaged and community art in today contemporary art practices by references to research on ‘currents of world-making in contemporary art’ from Terry Smith. I will use theories of Grant Kester and Pablo Helguera to define the entry points to processes based, relational and non-symbolic art practices by referencing on the subject of dialogic, participation, collaboration, performances, etc. The talk will end with looking at 2 case studies, one in Tokyo, a show in Mori Art Museum on participation and the other of a public art performances in Columbia University, New York.
11th Oct. Saturday
2) Constructing an engaged and participatory art practice: the role of theory to bring about praxis (advanced level, exploring ethical processes and answerability)
The following talk on ‘Constructing an engaged and participatory art practice’ on 11 Oct. will be based on my doctoral research on ‘art-led participatory processes; subject to subject communication within performances in the everyday’, drawing on the theories of communication and relationship between self, others and society from Mikhail Bakhtin, the public identity performances of Erving Goffman, hidden transcripts of James C. Scott and others. These references will show the important role of theory to bring about praxis using case studies of my activities in Yangon and Dublin.
Jay Koh born in Singapore, identifies himself as a Southeast Asian artist and curator with a multifaceted practice that seeks responsive, dialogical and critical engagements. Jay has created diverse public participatory art projects across Europe and
Asia including directing art spaces in Cologne and Yangon and the Open Academy programme in Hanoi, Hue, Ulaanbaatar and Yangon in collaboration with Malaysian artist Chu Yuan. In the last few years he has been working mostly in
Ireland, taking on additional roles as an evaluator and mentor in art related and resource development activities. He has attained his Doctor of Fine Arts in artistic research with the University of the Arts, Helsinki and is now preparing a book publication on Art-led Participatory Processes.
Recently he undertook a cultural diversity fellowship in Scotland and a durational public art project with Spaced in Australia to be concluded in early 2015. Jay has published widely and his writings can be read in this link, http://ifima.net/IFIMA/