SEA ArtsFest and CCLAP Panel
REVISITING CENSORSHIP AND LIVE ARTS IN SINGAPORE
By Asian Performing Arts Forum
10 years since the proscription – and eventual rehabilitation – of performance art in Singapore following artist Josef Ng’s trimming of his pubic hair at the 5th Passage Gallery, live art in Singapore has remained in an uneasy relationship with government censors, with artists successfully protesting state imposition of a self-classificatory arts licensing scheme as recently as July. This panel revisits censorship in live art in Singapore, and will segue into a discussion of more recent events involving the banning of Tan Pin Pin’s film To Singapore, With Love (showing at the SEA ArtsFest on Oct 27), and the National Library’s removal (and subsequent reinstating) of two books promoting ‘non-traditional families’ from its children’s section.
DATE & TIME
Saturday, 1st November 2014
The Proud Archivist
2-10 Hertford Road
London N1 5SH
How Wee Ng (SOAS)
Dr Tan Shzr Ee (Royal Holloway, University of London)
Elaine Foo (Royal Holloway, University of London)
Grace Leong (Royal Holloway, University of London / Nanyang Academy of Fine Arts, Singapore)
Xiaorong Fong (Royal Holloway, University of London)
Free entry, booking required via GoogleDocs here.
This panel is presented at part of CCLAP 2014, curated by Something Human.