Special Issue: ‘Gender in Southeast Asian Art Histories’, Southeast of Now: Directions in Contemporary and Modern Art in Asia 3, no. 1 (March 2019). Southeast of Now: Directions in Contemporary and Modern Art in Asia, Volume 3, Number 1, March 2019

The special issue of Southeast of Now: Directions in Contemporary and Modern Art in Asia, on the topic of gender and its intersections with art history, emerges and extends from numerous discussions held during the initial ‘Gender in Southeast Asian Art Histories’ symposium. The event in Sydney was co-convened by Yvonne Low, Roger Nelson, Clare Veal and Stephen H. Whiteman, with invaluable support from numerous staff at the Power Institute and elsewhere in the University of Sydney.

While as editors we were inspired by the symposium in Sydney, this issue is emphatically not a conventional conference proceeding; we did not aspire for it to be a comprehensive record or to limit it to only or even chiefly the matters discussed there. Rather, as editors, we took the Sydney event as one among several points of departure. A number of contributors to the special issue were presenters in Sydney and have substantially reworked their research for publication. Several other contributors did not attend the symposium, but were have been invited to contribute their work to as it complicates, extends, challenges or even productively contradicts and undermines the conversations that took place during the event.

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Contributors: Yvonne Low, Roger Nelson, Clare Veal, May Adadol Ingawanij, Eileen Legaspi-Ramirez, Eksuda Singhalampong, Siobhan Campbell, Wulan Dirgantoro, Patrick D. Flores, Varsha Nair, Phaptawan Suwannakudt, Jittima Pholsawek (translated by Thanavi Chotpradit), Nitaya Ueareeworakul (translated by Thanavi Chotpradit), Sri Daoruang (translated by Phaptawan Suwannakudt), Phrae Jaru (translated by Phaptawan Suwannakudt), Arahmaiani (translated by Siobhan Campbell), Wong Bing Hao, Soumya James, Qui-Ha Hoang Nguyen


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