Self-Fashioning Towards Modernity: Early Chinese Studio Photography of Chinese Women
Image-making for Chinese women in the past demonstrated a limited situational agency signalling modernity and buttressed the re-Sinicisation drives undertaken by the Peranakan Chinese male elites. The talk focuses on the social history revealed by photographs of Chinese women in the 1920s and 1930s and the social forces impacting the self-fashioning strategy of women before the camera.
Exploring Transformations in Chinese Opera in Singapore: A Photo Essay
The talk will showcase transformations within the performance art of Chinese opera and the people involved in it, including creators who have used Chinese opera in their craft and situate them in the larger context of the Singapore arts scene. Through visual anthropological methodologies, this talk also addresses how photography has helped the wider audience access Chinese opera.
Elaine Chiew is the author of The Heartsick Diaspora (a short story collection) and editor/compiler of Cooked Up (a food fiction anthology). An award-winning writer, her stories have been anthologised globally. She has appeared as speaker at international literary festivals.
Ramesh is a photographer, artist and is currently doing his PhD in the Nanyang Technological University. He loves taking pictures of urban culture, architecture, festivals and people. He uses photography to create photo books and essays in storytelling and documentary form. Ramesh has been a part of multiple artist residencies worldwide and has exhibited internationally.
Masters in Asian Art Histories
LASALLE College of the Arts
To attend online: https://us02web.zoom.us/webinar/register/WN_n6acaADDTPaujcmLO1wfiQ
Jul 16, 2022 - Jul 16, 2022
Start Time: 3pm
End Time: 4.15pm
Duration: 1.5 hours
Conducted in English, without subtitles