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I characterise my research very broadly as social art history, which reflects an interest in approaching ‘art history from below’. I also have a broader interest in Asian modernities as a discursive method and in the broader field of art historiography. Principally, questions about spatial-visual subjectivities and social formations, in relation to art and cultural history, animate the kind of research I do. I also have a strong interest in examining art or cultural phenomenon through understanding them as intersections of history, memory and mythology. I work primarily as an art historian, teaching in the Visual Art Program, Cultural Centre at the University of Malaya, while also devoting my time to Malaysia Design Archive, an education platform and online repository on 20th-century visual culture. To find out more, please visit: malaysiadesignarchive.org

Simon Soon

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