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【HUGO BOSS ASIA ART 2015】RAM Talk | Between Art and Performance: Puppetry in Southeast Asia

Venue: 2F Y.W.C.A Building
Speaker: Jennifer Goodlander

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About the Talk

In Southeast Asia puppetry is one of the oldest performance genres and is linked to religion, politics, and popular entertainment. Museums are preserving practices from the past even as artists are expanding genres, contexts, and methods to explore the relevancies of art and culture to a global Southeast Asia. This lecture focuses on puppetry in Cambodia, Thailand, and Indonesia to complicate ideas of art and performance, tradition and modernity within Southeast Asia as practices of dynamic culture and identity. 

About the Speaker

Jennifer Goodlander is an Assistant Professor in the Department of Theatre, Drama and Contemporary Dance at Indiana University. Her research explores intersections of tradition and modernity as expressed in Southeast Asian puppetry. Her book, Women in the Shadows: Gender, Puppets, and the Power of Tradition in Bali will be published in 2016.