This workshop was developed in collaboration with Kelly Reedy
, a former lecturer at the National Institute of Education, who specialises in teaching how museums and galleries can be used to enhance student learning through visual arts. The workshop was created to engage educators in contemporary art and artistic practices, highlighting the educational aspects of each section of the exhibition to better prepare for visits with their classes. In this session, exhibition’s curators and contributors unpack their approaches through visual presentations and a tour of the show.
Kelly Reedy (United States/Singapore) has worked in Singapore for over 18 years as an artist and educator. She has exhibited her artworks internationally in Paris, Chicago and Berlin, as well as locally at the Jendela Visual Arts Space, Esplanade, the Singapore Tyler Print Institute, and Alliance Française. Reedy has developed edicational resources for the National Gallery Singapore and trained teachers at the National Institute of Education, specialising in visual arts education in museums and galleries.
Sissel Tolaas (Norway/Germany) is a smell researcher and artist. Since 1990, her work has been concentrated on the research topics of SMELL / SMELL & LANGUAGE – COMMUNICATION, within the realms of sciences, art & design and other disciplines. In 2004, with support from the International Flavors & Frangrances Inc. (IFF), Tolaas established the SMELL RE_searchLab Berlin and in 2010, she founded the Institute of Functional Smells. Her research has won recognition through numerous national and international scholarships, honours and prizes. Tolaas is a founding member of the International Sleep Science and Technology Association, China/United States/Africa/Europe, as well as a founding member of FUTURE OF EDUCATION, in collaboration with the Hong Kong Polytechnic University and Future Education Platform, Berlin Palo Alto. Her projects and research have been presented in several institutions such as: Museum of Modern Art (MOMA) New York and San Francisco, United States; Fondation Cartier, Paris; Tate Gallery, Liverpool, United Kingdom; Venice Biennale of Art as well as Architecture; and National Art Museum of China. Tolaas has been doing City SmellScape research of and for 52 cities including Amman, Berlin, Calcutta, Cape Town, Kansas City, London, Mexico City, Nuuk, Oslo, Paris, Shanghai and Stockholm.
Dr Marc Glöde
(Germany/Singapore) is an independent curator, critic and film scholar. He studied film studies, comparative literature and Dutch philology at the Free University in Berlin where he also received his PhD. Dr Glöde has curated numerous exhibitions and film programmes since the mid-1990s, and was the curator of Art Basel Film (2008-2014), and the curator/senior advisor of the abc Berlin (2010-2012). Previously, he was an Assistant Professor in the Department for Architecture at the ETH Zürich as well as a research fellow at the Heinrich-Heine-University, Düsseldorf. Dr Glöde is currently a Visiting Research Fellow at NTU Centre for Contemporary Art Singapore.
Khim Ong (Singapore) is a Curator, Exhibitions at NTU Centre for Contemporary Art (NTU CCA Singapore). Her involvement in visual art spans more than a decade, including independent work as curator as well as bring Curatorial Assistant at the Institute of Contemporary Arts Singapore, LASALLE; Assistant Curator at Osage Gallery, Hong Kong; and Manager for Sector Development (Visual Arts) at the National Art Council (NAC). She curate Biographies (co-curated with Biljana Ciric) at Osage Gallery, Hong Kong (2010); Landscape Mamories at Louis Vuitton Escape, Singapore (2013); was co-curator of Yang Fudong: Incidental Scripts (2014) at NTU CCA Singapore ; and curated the Southeast Asia Platform at Art Stage Singapore (2015).