RAVE: Toby Wu
Toby Wu (MAPH Student, Art History)
“Aesthetic Tensions in Water Mediations of the Cold War—Seascapes, Performance & Gameplay in Jun Nguyen-Hatsushiba’s Memorial Project Series (2001-2014)”
Toby Wu (he/him/his) is a Master’s candidate at the University of Chicago reading Art History and Media Studies. He is interested in the emergence of time based media practices in the Global Contemporary, specifically through Transpacific exchanges between Japan, Southeast Asia, and the United States of America. His Master’s thesis examined Idemitsu Mako’s techno-social reconstitution of the Japanese housewife’s subjecthood through the media effects of television. Toby is an inaugural (2021) Asia Art Archive in America & PoNJA GenKon fellow and the Graduate Curatorial Intern for Transpacific Art Histories at The Smart Museum. He has previously worked with KADIST Art Foundation (San Francisco), National Gallery Singapore and Museum of Contemporary Art and Design (Manila).
Sila Ulug is a PhD student in the Department of Art History and the Committee on Theater and Performance Studies. She is currently investigating the relationship of Enlightenment-era thematics to the performance of contemporary (conceptual) art as it is informed by the conservatorial protocols of protection; preservation; and restoration.
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Image details: Jun Nguyen-Hatsushiba, Memorial Project, Nha Trang, Vietnam: Towards the Complex - For the Courageous, the Curious, and the Cowards, 2001. Single-channel video, color, stereo sound, 13:00 mins. Source: Artstor.
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