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Dr. Nora A. Taylor, "Performance Art Under Attack in Southeast Asia"

  • DePaul Art Museum 935 West Fullerton Avenue Chicago, IL, 60614 United States (map)

In conjunction with "To Name It Is To See It," Art Historian Nora Taylor will give a lecture on censorship and art in South East Asia.

Over the past two decades, along with the rise of performance art in Southeast Asia, artists in Myanmar, Vietnam and Singapore have been the subject of censorship by their governments, with police raids on performance events and arrests for performing in public. This talk will discuss examples where artists have been attacked for exercising their rights as creative individuals and explain some of the controversies surrounding this art form under authoritative regimes.

Dr. Taylor is a recent recipient of a Guggenheim Fellowship and has authored numerous texts on modern and contemporary Vietnamese and Southeast Asian art, including Painters in Hanoi: An Ethnography of Vietnamese Art (Hawaii and Singapore Press, 2004 and 2009).