Melati Suryodarmo: Body as Container

One of Asia’s most important performance artists, Melati Suryodarmo, has been creating powerful, immersive performance work for nearly 25 years. In this talk, she discusses her creative journey, philosophy, and artistic practice, shaped by multiple influences from traditional Javanese meditation to Japanese butoh to her study of performance art with Marina Abramović. She will be in conversation with Asia Society’s Vice President of Global Arts & Cultural Programs and Museum Director Boon Hui Tan.

This talk is organized in conjunction with the world premiere of Suryodarmo’s performance IF WE WERE XYZ, a commissioned work by Asia Society, taking place on October 17 from 3-6 pm and October 18 from 5-8 pm in the Asia Society Museum galleries.

Suryodarmo’s performances and talk are part of Asia Society’s Creative Common Ground, an initiative that expands contemporary performance practice by commissioning, producing, and presenting interdisciplinary performance works.











When: Tue., October 15, 2019 at 6:30 pm - 8:00 pm
Where: Asia Society and Museum
725 Park Ave.
212-288-6400
Price: Free
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One of Asia’s most important performance artists, Melati Suryodarmo, has been creating powerful, immersive performance work for nearly 25 years. In this talk, she discusses her creative journey, philosophy, and artistic practice, shaped by multiple influences from traditional Javanese meditation to Japanese butoh to her study of performance art with Marina Abramović. She will be in conversation with Asia Society’s Vice President of Global Arts & Cultural Programs and Museum Director Boon Hui Tan.

This talk is organized in conjunction with the world premiere of Suryodarmo’s performance IF WE WERE XYZ, a commissioned work by Asia Society, taking place on October 17 from 3-6 pm and October 18 from 5-8 pm in the Asia Society Museum galleries.

Suryodarmo’s performances and talk are part of Asia Society’s Creative Common Ground, an initiative that expands contemporary performance practice by commissioning, producing, and presenting interdisciplinary performance works.

Buy tickets/get more info now