From Sternberg Press / Jahresring


Spaces of the Curatorial/Räume des Kuratorischen—Jahresring 63

Edited by Ute Meta Bauer and Brigitte Oetker

Distributed for Sternberg Press




This publication focuses on the practice of curating in Southeast Asia, a region experiencing a time of increased global visibility as well as nation and institution building. How do curators engage with the intricacies of a particular place, and how do they respond to the specificities of the local under the expectations of the international? The diversity of voices in this publication mirrors the complexity of the region itself: its various curatorial spaces, infrastructures, and political systems. What emerges is a highly diverse art system that shifts away from traditional formats to embrace new or alternative platforms—from symposia to fieldwork—with the aim of emphasizing curating as a process of critical thinking that goes beyond presentations and representations.

The Jahresring series is edited by Brigitte Oetker and published on behalf of Kulturkreis der deutschen Wirtschaft im BDI e. V.

ContributorsUte Meta Bauer, Zoe Butt, Kevin Chua, Patrick D. Flores, Gridthiya Gaweewong, Tony Godfrey, Yin Ker, Eileen Legaspi-Ramirez, Seng Yu Jin, Simon Soon, Nora A. Taylor, David Teh


$34.00 T ISBN: 9783956792601 288 pp. | 6.75 in x 9.5 in 40 color illus.

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Ute Meta Bauer

Ute Meta Bauer is Founding Director of NTU Centre for Contemporary Art Singapore and Professor in the School of Art, Design, and Media at Nanyang Technological University Singapore. Previously, she was Associate Professor and Founding Director of the MIT Program in Art, Culture, and Technology (ACT) in the MIT School of Architecture and Planning (SA+P).

Brigitte Oetker

Brigitee Oetker is a German art historian and professor at the Institut für Kultur und Medienmanagement der Hochschule für Musik und Theater Hamburg.