Conference Program 2017

The Roles and Responsibilities of Museums in Civil Society

Day 1: Friday 10 November
National Gallery Singapore
Art and the City: From Local to Transnational?

08: 30 – 09:15 Coach pickups from Ibis Singapore on Bencoolen to National Gallery Singapore. Every 15 minutes, first bus: 8:30, last bus: 9:15. Departure point: hotel lobby
08:30 – 09:15 Walking routes from Swissôtel The Stamford and Peninsula Excelsior Hotel
08:45 – 09:30 Registration at National Gallery Singapore
09:30 – 10:00 Welcome speeches
10:00 – 11:00 Keynote speech 01. Nikos Papastergiadis, Director, Research Unit in Public Cultures, and Professor, School of Culture and Communication, University of Melbourne, Melbourne, Australia
11:00 – 11:30 Coffee break
11:30 – 11:50 Perspective 01. Ute Meta Bauer, Founding Director, NTU Centre for Contemporary Art Singapore, Singapore
11:50 – 12:10 Perspective 02. Chen Chieh-Jen, Artist, Taiwan
12:10 – 12:30 Perspective 03. Andrea Cusumano, Deputy Mayor for Culture of Palermo, Italy
12:30 – 13:15 Panel Discussion with keynote and perspective speakers moderated by Saskia Bos, Art Historian and Curator, Amsterdam, Netherlands
13:15 – 15:00 Networking Lunch
15:00 – 15:30 Coach to Institute of Contemporary Arts (ICA) Singapore, LASALLE College of the Arts. Departure point: Level 1, Padang Atrium, National Gallery Singapore
15:30 – 16:00 Visit ICA Singapore
16:00 – 16:15 Walk to DECK
16:15 – 16:45 Visit DECK
16:45 – 17:15 Coach to National Gallery Singapore
17:15 – 19:00 Visit National Gallery Singapore
19:00 – 19:45 Public performance (optional): “Danh Vo x Vivian Wang x Cyril Wong: Things to Bring on a Boat To Nowhere and Everywhere”, Ng Teng Fong Roof Garden Gallery, Level 5, National Gallery Singapore
19:30 – 19:45 Walk across link bridge to dinner venue, at Former Supreme Court Terrace, Level 4M, National Gallery Singapore
19:45 – 22:30 Cocktails and welcome dinner at Former Supreme Court Terrace, Level 4M, National Gallery Singapore. Sponsored by the Keppel Group
21:30 – 22:30 Walking routes to Swissôtel The Stamford and Peninsula Excelsior Hotel
22:00 Coach to Ibis Singapore on Bencoolen. Departure point: Level 1, Padang Atrium, National Gallery Singapore

Day 2: Saturday 11 November
National Gallery Singapore
Re-Learning Southeast Asia

09:00 – 09:45 Coach pickups from Ibis Singapore on Bencoolen to National Gallery Singapore. Every 15 minutes, first bus: 09:00, last bus: 09:45. Departure point: hotel lobby
08:30 – 09:45 Walking routes from Swissôtel The Stamford and Peninsula Excelsior Hotel
09:30 – 10:00 Registration at National Gallery Singapore
10:00 – 11:00 Keynote speech 02. Patrick D. Flores, Professor of Art Studies, University of the Philippines, Manila, Philippines
11:00 – 11:30 Coffee break
11:30 – 11:50 Perspective 04. Ade Darmawan, Artist, Curator and Director, ruangrupa, Jakarta, Indonesia
11:50 – 12:10 Perspective 05. Gridthiya Gaweewong, Artistic Director, Jim Thompson Art Center, Bangkok, Thailand
12:10 – 12:30 Perspective 06. Post-Museum, Jennifer Teo & Woon Tien Wei, Artists, Singapore
12:30 – 13:15 Panel Discussion with keynote and perspective speakers moderated by Dr Eugene Tan, Director, National Gallery Singapore, Singapore
13:15 – 15:30 Lunch and Discussion Workshops
15:30 – 16:00 Coach to Singapore Tyler Print Institute. Departure point: Level 1, Padang Atrium, National Gallery Singapore
16:00 – 16:30 Visit Singapore Tyler Print Institute
16:30 – 17:00 Coach to Singapore Art Museum @ 8Q
17:00 – 17:45 Visit Singapore Art Museum @ 8Q
17:45 – 18:15 Coach to Gilman Barracks
18:15 – 19:45 Visit Gillman Barracks & NTU Centre for Contemporary Art Singapore
19:45 – 20:00 Coach to dinner
20:00 – 22:00 Dinner and Art Tour at Mapletree Business City. Sponsored by Mapletree Investments Pte Ltd
21:30 – 22:30 Coach to preferred hotels. Departure point: Bus bay in front of Kitchen Loft, Mapletree Business City

Day 3: Sunday 12 November
National Gallery Singapore
What do Museums Collect, and How?

09:00 – 09:45 Coach pickups from Ibis Singapore on Bencoolen to National Gallery Singapore. Every 15 minutes, first bus: 09:00, last bus: 09:45. Departure point: hotel lobby
08:30 – 09:45 Walking routes from Swissôtel The Stamford and Peninsula Excelsior Hotel
09:30 – 10:00 Registration at National Gallery Singapore
10:00 – 11:00 Keynote speech 03. Donna De Salvo, Deputy Director for International Initiatives and Senior Curator, Whitney Museum of American Art, New York, USA
11:00 – 11:30 Coffee Break
11:30 – 11:50 Perspective 07. Adriano Pedrosa, Artistic Director, São Paulo Museum of Art, São Paulo, Brazil
11:50 – 12:10 Perspective 08. Tiffany Chung, Artist, Vietnam/USA
12:10 – 12:30 Perspective 09. Suhanya Raffel, Executive Director, M+ Museum of Visual Culture, Hong Kong
12:30 – 13:15 Panel Discussion with keynote and perspective speakers, moderated by Frances Morris, Director, Tate Modern, London, United Kingdom. Sponsored by Terra Foundation for American Art
13:15 – 14:15 Lunch
14:15 – 16:15 CIMAM General Assembly
16:15 – 19:00 Arts & Heritage Tours. Departure point: Level 1, Padang Atrium, National Gallery Singapore
19:00 – 20:00 Visit ArtScience Museum
20:00 – 22:00 Closing dinner at Marina Bay Sands. Sponsored by Marina Bay Sands Pte Ltd
21:30 – 22:30 Coach to preferred hotels.

*The main conference venue of the National Gallery Singapore is located in the auditorium and auditorium foyer. The auditorium foyer is an integrated space enabled with live streaming of the conference proceedings with a system for audience participation (i.e. Q&A). Both spaces are on a first-come, first-served basis.