Artists: Tan Sri Prof Mazlan Othman (keynote speaker), Noa Haim (speaker), Ng Chor Guan (performer), Dr Haniff Baharin and Nasir Baharuddin (speaker), Venza Christ, Indonesia (speaker), Lancaster Imagination Lab UK (speaker), Dr Lakshmi Selvaratnam (moderator)
Location: Online
Date: 26.11.2021 – 31.12.2021
Category: Webinar

Continuous dialogue between art and science cultures is important for art and science communities across Asia Europe not only to communicate ideas but to gain deeper understanding on the diversity of practice and perceptions between knowledge fields. Creativity, and issues of disciplinary rigour, are at the core of much collaboration in different subject areas. A fruitful dialogue often needs to be established to ensure a true exchange of ideas between artists and scientists. Knowledge and Culture is intertwined. Culture is shared, learned and lived knowledge. This dialogue considers the current day relevance of in narrowing the gap between the sciences and the arts, today we witness an evolution of both disciplines the rise of interdisciplinary scholarships and a more collaborative mindset among scholars or practitioners of both worlds. The 60s was the time of CP Snow predicted the ‘Third Culture’ where the emerging culture is not composed of scientific elite but will emerge as a triangulation of the arts sciences and humanities. This triangulation is what is interesting to observe among the ASEM countries. ASEM countries hold great growth potential when knowledge and culture is concurrent with global demands. The ability to make better more balanced decisions in today’s pandemic ridden world is most important. Transcending Artscience Cultures conversations serve to connect and further inform and innovate ASEM culture practice through artscience cultural partners shared wisdoms.

Ministry of Tourism, Arts and Culture Malaysia (MOTAC)
Ministry of Science, Technology and Innovation (MOSTI)
National Art Gallery of Malaysia
Academy of Sciences Malaysia