TALK: Images on the Run | Through the Lens of Wawi Navarroza & Miti Ruangkritya’ at National Gallery Singapore on Sunday May 21, 2023, 14:00.
Miti Ruangkritya will join a panel discussion with Wawi Navarroza in ‘Images on the Run | Through the Lens of Wawi Navarroza & Miti Ruangkritya’ on Sunday May 21, 2023, 14:00 hrs at National Gallery Singapore. Registration required, free entry.
The early history of photography in Southeast Asia is largely defined by an ethnographic approach that attempted to “fix” the colonised body. In these images, the subject often remained rooted in space and in (developmental) time, while the photographer was highly itinerant. But what happens when the itinerant photographer is also the subject, or when the photographer turns their attention towards a subject matter that is in a highly agitated state of flux? This panel considers the works of artists Wawi Navarroza and Miti Ruangkritya against how photos are created, manipulated and circulated today via social media.
This panel discussion is moderated by Kenneth Tay (Assistant Curator, Singapore Art Museum), and organised in conjunction with the Gallery’s special exhibition “Living Pictures: Photography in Southeast Asian Art”.
Installation view: #MitiRuangkritya, Thai Politics no.2 vol.1, 2010, Slideshow, 79 images, Living Pictures: Photography in Southeast Asian Art, National Gallery Singapore