A Salon, co-organized by PAMS, international cooperation organizations, and experts!
Art activism is the most proactive and direct mode by which the arts bind with the societies we live in. This session looks at practical cases ongoing in Southeast Asia and Korea to appreciate the current issues of contemporary Asian society and explore the roles of the arts and possibilities for solidar.
KOFICE (Korean Foundation for International Cultural Exchange) encourages various cultural exchange beyond borders under the vision of “A network hub connecting Korea and the world through culture”.
Joo-young Koh has worked at several performing arts festival secretariats, a feminist cultural art group, and an art support organization. She currently works mainly to produce site-specific and multi-disciplinary works, and one of the programmer of Performing Arts Meeting in Yokohama (TPAM, 2016~).She wants to be between theater, arts and beyond.
June Tan is a biologist from Imperial College London and a member of the performing arts collective Five Arts Centre. Her producing focus builds from a parallel experience in the corporate sector and her entry into stage management since 1997. June is interested in facilitating space for difference, for discussion, and models for art making. She is currently one of the programmer of Performing Arts Meeting in Yokohama(TPAM), and Bangkok Performing Arts Meeting(BIPAM).
Alison Segarra is a freelance artist-manager. She’s also co-founder and core member of Sipat Lawin Inc. The collective developed contemporary performance community experiences shared among artists and audiences creating new forms of inter-action, social engagements, and different modes of production.
Tanwarin Sukkhapisit is the director of the INSECTS IN THE BACKYARD (2010), IT GETS BETTER (2012), and A GAS STATION (2016), which was premiered in Busan and was nominated for 5 Thai National Film Awards, winning the Screenplay prize. Tanwarin was selected as the president of the Thai Film Directors Association in 2012-2014, and was elected to be the first trans-gender Member of Parliament of Thailand in 2019.
Eun-seon Park started the art-design-urbanism collective Listen to the City in 2009 as its director. The main focus of the group is on how art and creativity can serve not as tools for producing more commodities but as means to return the ownership of public goods to the public. The collective sees public space—urban facilities, the mountains, air, and sky—as something everyone should have access to.
Eun-young Kwon produces and stages plays in collaboration with wrongfully terminated workers, displaced tenants, people with disabilities, and bereaved families of the Sewol victims. Kwon mostly works with people who have things to say and voiced to be heard. She has also founded the “0set Project” in 2017 and runs the project-format team.