Threading the Contemporary: Visualizing Gender and Tradition

VIEW EVENT DETAILS  

A Conversation with Malaysian Artist Anne Samat

Anne Samat. Freedom 8 ... of Every Person to Worship. 2017. 307 x 176 x 20 cm. Courtesy of Richard Koh Fine Art and the artist.

Anne Samat. Freedom 8 ... of Every Person to Worship. 2017. 307 x 176 x 20 cm. Courtesy of Richard Koh Fine Art and the artist. 

Join Boon Hui Tan, Asia Society Museum Director & Vice President of Global Arts and Cultural Programs; Livia Straus, Founder of Hudson Valley MOCA; and Malaysian artist Anne Samat for a discussion on the role of gender and traditional art-making practices in Samat’s work.


Anne Samat (b. 1973, Malaysia. Lives and works in Kuala Lumpur) creates elaborate totems that merge the traditional and the contemporary through her innovative practice of weaving with everyday household objects. The artist received a BA in Art and Design from the Mara University of Technology. She has been included in international group exhibitions at venues including the Museum of Contemporary Art, Taipei (2019); Vestfossen Kunstlaboratorium (2018); Yokohama Triennale (2017); and the National Visual Arts Gallery, Kuala Lumpur (2015). Samat is currently an artist-in-residence at Hudson Valley MOCA.

Livia Selmanowitz Straus is co-founder and Board President of Hudson Valley MOCA, formerly known as Hudson Valley Center for Contemporary Art. Straus is an educator who has lectured widely on art and spirituality. She is currently Professor Emeritus of Education and Jewish Religious Thought at The Academy for Jewish Religion and was formerly Adjunct Professor of Theology at Fordham University among other prestigious positions. Straus has served on the boards of the Neuberger Museum of Art in Purchase, New York and the Hebrew Union College Museum in Manhattan as well as participated in various capacities at other art institutions. 

Anne Samat's work is on view in Anne Samat: Greatest Love, Hudson Valley MOCA, Peekskill, New York, from May 9, 2019–September 8, 2019

Event Details

Wed 01 May 2019
6:30 - 8 p.m.

Asia Society

725 Park Avenue

New York, NY 10021

Register Now
Free admission, reservation required
Add to Calendar 20190501T223000 20190502T000000 UTC Asia Society: Threading the Contemporary: Visualizing Gender and Tradition Asia Society 725 Park Avenue New York, NY 10021
If you plan to attend, tell your friends!