Koizumi Meiro, Theater of Life, 2023. A two-day acting workshop for teenagers from Goryeo people community in Gwangju.

Date:  Monday, 19 June 2023
Time:  18:30 – 21:00
Location:  Delfina Foundation
Tickets:  Free. Booking via Eventbrite essential.
Access information:  Please refer to this page

Delfina Foundation is delighted to partner with Asia Forum to co-host their latest panel event in London.

Reworlding Asia? will brings together curators and artists based in Europe and Asia for an evening formed of two rounds of conversation on the potential of exhibitions as sites for reworlding and reinvention.

Panel One

The first panel explores how curatorial strategies and artistic practices may reveal and engage with multiple historical and ongoing diasporic trajectories and transversals as sites for reconfiguring relational possibilities.

The conversation unfolds with contributions from Rachael Rakes, Artistic Director for the 12th edition of the Seoul Mediacity Biennale, titled This Too, is a Map; Việt Lê, an academic, artist, writer, and curator whose work centers on spiritualities, trauma, representation, and sexualities with a focus on Southeast Asia and its diasporas, and Japanese artist Koizumi Meiro, whose project with the Goryeo community in Gwangju, Theater of Life, explores diasporic theatrical forms as anti-colonialist struggle.

Chaired by Annie Jael Kwan, independent curator and researcher.

Panel Two

This panel will address epistemological shifts in biennial exhibition practices, dissident publication practices, utopian thresholds in languages, and literary expressions of revolutionary consciousness.

The panelists include Sook-Kyung Lee, Senior Curator, International, at Tate and curator of the current Gwangju Biennale, Soft and Weak Like Water; John Tain, Head of Research at Asia Art Archive and curator of the upcoming Lahore Biennale, which focuses on ecology and sustainable futures; and Eugene Yiu Nam Cheung, current resident at Delfina Foundation, Asymmetry Curatorial Fellow, founder of the web-based Decolonial Hacker, and a member of the programs team of documenta fifteen.

Chaired by Ming Tiampo, Professor of Art History at Carleton University, co-director of the Centre for Transnational Cultural Analysis, and cross-appointed to the Institute for Comparative Studies in Literature, Art and Culture. 

Asia Forum x Delfina Foundation


Asia Forum is proud to receive Sakti support from Bagri Foundation for its continued research and core development from 2023-2025.