You are warmly welcome to an open talk by Visual Artist Ray Langenbach and Jay Koh at 6pm on 4th August in Galway Arts Centre, 47 Dominick Street, Galway. No booking necessary. This talk is supported by Galway City Council.
Ray Langenbach’s performance art and visual art works have been presented in America and Asia Pacific. His writings on Southeast Asian performance, propaganda and visual culture have appeared in Performance Research, Afterimage, Oxford Dictionary of Performance, and Eye of the Beholder: Reception, Audience and Practice of Modern Asian Art and other compilations. He co-convened Performance Studies international #10 Conference (Singapore 2004), Satu Kali International Performance Art Symposium (Kuala Lumpur 2006), and curated the Performance Art works at the 2000 Werkleitz Biennial. Ray holds the post of Associate Professor, Department of Performance + Media, Sunway University, Malaysia and is an Affiliate Researcher at the Finnish Academy of Fine Arts.
Jay Koh originates from South East Asia and since 1999 has been an EU citizen. He takes on multifacetted roles in order to negotiate with social-political structures on site and conceive of appropriate actions in response to local specificities and contexts. These actions emerge from an artistic practice that includes creating works, curating and organising public art projects, exhibitions, colloquium, and open learning programmes; community capacity-building, advocacy, writing, publishing, to other necessary activities.
Since 2006 these roles include evaluation of art activities and institutions, mediation of public art programme and performing the role of mentor in incidental and duration programme. He is presently doing his PhD studies in "Collaborative and Participative art practice – Performance in Everyday Life" in artistic research at the Finnish Academy of Fine Art, Helsinki.
Detail Bio+CV can be viewed in this link