Anida Yoeu Ali exhibits, performs and lectures at Haus Der Kunst in Munich

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IAS faculty member Anida Yoeu Ali was one of three internationally recognized artists invited for a live performance, exhibition and lecture at Haus Der Kunst as part of the museum’s “Archiv Galerie 2019” series. Ali’s “The Buddhist Bug” was the opening performance for the launch of “Archives in Residence: Southeast Asia Performance Collection” on view in Munich, Germany from June 28 - September 29, 2019. The series focuses on the relationship between the archive and the formation of history. The Southeast Asia Performance Collection is a digital archive and expansive research project conceived by the London-based curatorial collective Something Human, and compiled by an international team of researchers and curators in the UK and Asia between 2015 and 2017 that contains documentation of performance-based works. 

Ali also gave an artist talk on June 28, 2019 and served on a panel titled “Constructing and Contesting Identities” at the accompanying two day international symposium “Pathways of Performativity in Contemporary Southeast Asian Art” also held at Haus Der Kunst. The symposium cast a spotlight on the fascinating histories of performance practices that speak to the postcolonial, Cold War and politico-economic forces that have shaped Southeast Asia after the Second World War. It brings together renowned scholars and curators from the disciplines of art history, film and theatre studies, whose work explores the central role of performance in bridging the visual arts, theatre, dance, music and political activism in the region from the 1960s to the present.

Anida Yoeu Ali performing at Haus Der KunstAnida Yoeu Ali performing at Haus Der Kunst