Imagining Possibilities, Ulaanbaatar, Mongolia, 2009, Chu Yuan.

Art As Research Practice Talk Series curated by Jay Koh
International Studio Programme, The Red Stables

In partnership with the Dublin City Council Red Stables Artists’ Studios, Integration Unit, Create, the national development agency for collaborative arts and the MPhil in Ethnic and Racial Studies, Trinity College, Dublin. 

The International Artists’ Residential Studio at The Red Stables aims to encourage International Artists to visit Ireland, to create work here and to actively share and exchange information on their process and practice with Irish based artists, arts organisations, local arts initiatives and people living and working in Dublin city.

The artist/curator Jay Koh is originally from Southeast Asia. As an artist, he takes on multifaceted roles, and has created projects, installations, videos, performances, as well as given lectures and published critical essays and publications in both Asia and Europe. He is currently pursuing his doctoral studies in artistic research on collaborative and participative art practices in the Finnish Academy of Fine Arts in Helsinki.  His workspace is Studio B, in The Red Stables Artists’ Studios.  

As the curator of Art as Research Practice, Jay Koh has invited artists and researchers from Asia to The Red Stables International Studio Programme to participate in an exchange of research and knowledge on public and participative art. 

Photograph: Dairy - Daftar, Maryam Rashidi

Talk 1 – Dialogue and Representation
Maryam Rashidi in conversation with Dr Daniel Jewesbury
Thurs 20 May, 2010, 1-4pm, Seminar room 4, 3-4 College Green, Trinity College Dublin

Talk 2 – Performance and Propaganda
Ray Langenbach in conversation with Michael Seaver
Thurs July 29, 2010, 1-4pm, NCAD Lecture Theatre, Thomas Street, Dublin 8

Talk 3 – Approaches to Collaborative Arts Practice
Chu Yuan in conversation with Mick Wilson
Thurs Sept 30, 2010, 1-3pm, Dublin Civic Offices, Wood Quay, Dublin1

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Introducing the Resident Artists-Researchers, Summer 2010

Maryam Rashidi, is a PhD Candidate in Visual Arts at the Australian National University. As an Iranian young woman living in Australia, inspired by her experience of life in diaspora and culturally in-between position, Maryam’s PhD research focuses on the capacity of visual arts in creating models of sociability and facilitating intercultural dialogue. Maryam has previously been a Research Assistant in two Australian Research Council projects at the Australian National University, Rugs of War (2007-2009) and Contexts of Collections (2009-2010).

Ray Langenbach’s performance art and visual art works have been presented in America and Asia Pacific. His writings on Southeast Asian performance, propaganda and visual culture have appeared in Performance Research, Afterimage, Oxford Dictionary of Performance, and Eye of the Beholder: Reception, Audience and Practice of Modern Asian Art and other compilations.  He co-convened Performance Studies international #10 Conference (Singapore 2004),  Satu Kali International Performance Art Symposium (Kuala Lumpur 2006), and curated the Performance Art works at the 2000 Werkleitz Biennial. Ray holds the post of Associate Professor, Department of Performance + Media, Sunway University, Malaysia and is an Affiliate Researcher at the Finnish Academy of Fine Arts.

Chu Yuan is a Malaysian visual artist and cultural worker. She often works across media, using soft sculpture, installation, performance, painting, photography and text to express responses to context-specific situations and issues. Since 2000, she is the project director of iFIMA, a not-for-profit organisation focused on forging intercultural and context responsive collaborations and knowledge-sharing, and has been active in researching and proposing new approaches in collaborative and participative art practices. She co-founded NICA in Burma where she was based from 2003 to 2006. She received the IDEAS scholarship to pursue her PhD with Gray’s School of Art at the Robert Gordon University, Scotland, where she is currently researching on how art as a form of knowledge can be constructive in the imagining, exploring and realising of alternatives to what is possible today.