Tony Godfrey, NTU CCA Singapore Visiting Research Fellow, has written extensively about South-East Asia art in the last six years, however he does not see himself as a South-East Asian specialist. Noting the strong focus on Southeast Asia in local major institutions such as the Singapore Art Museum, the Singapore Biennale and the National Gallery, Godfrey will address in his lecture the issues that arise from this exclusion zone, what are the advantages and disadvantages of this “patriotism” and question what is the best way to support and promote art from the region.
Tony Godfrey has been writing on contemporary art for over thirty-five years and to date he has published more than 130 articles and 300 short pieces. From 1989 - 2008, Godfrey worked for the Sotheby’s institute, London where he was Director of the MA in Contemporary Art. Since taking up residency in Singapore he has worked as a writer and curator with artists from South-East Asia and China and he was curator at Equator Art Projects at Gillman Barracks from 2012 - 2015.
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