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Exhibition (de)Tour: A Fertile Land for the Taking: Conquest and Appropriation of Southeast Asia during the age of Colonial Capitalism with Dr Farish Ahmad Noor
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Exhibition (de)Tour: A Fertile Land for the Taking: Conquest and Appropriation of Southeast Asia during the age of Colonial Capitalism with Dr Farish Ahmad Noor
14 Sep 2016 - 14 Sep 2016  7:30PM - 9PM
“In an age of near-global commodification, how do we study cultural and ethnic difference, and how do we navigate the complicated map of plural multiculturalism?” —Dr Farish Ahmad Noor 

In this talk, Dr Farish Ahmad Noor will engage with the history of Southeast Asia. He will speak about how the colonial imaginary envisioned Southeast Asia as a land of boundless opportunities for capital, and thus regarded it as a fertile zone for conquest and appropriation, bringing the colonial enterprise within the ambit of a modernist-instrumentalist mindset. 

This Exhibition (de)Tour is part of the public programme of Amar Kanwar: The Sovereign Forest

BIOGRAPHY 

Dr Farish Ahmad Noor (Malaysia/Singapore) is presently Associate Professor at the S. Rajaratnam School of International Studies, Nanyang Technological University, Singapore, where he is the Head of the Doctoral Studies Programme. A political scientist and historian, he has served as researcher at the Centre for Modern Orient Studies (ZMO), Berlin, Germany; taught at Freie University Berlin, Germany; the Institute for the Study of Islam in the Modern World (ISIM), Leiden, The Netherlands; and Sciences-Po, Paris, France. Currently he is also a member of the United Nations’ Alliance of Civilisations’ Panel of Global Experts on Religion and Politics in Asia.
NTU Centre for Contemporary Art Singapore (NTU CCA Singapore)
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Exhibition Hours
Tue - Sun: 12.00 - 7.00pm
Fri: 12.00 - 9.00pm
Mon: Closed
Open on Public Holidays
Free Admission

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