Boedi Widjaja: Declaration of

Artist Performance & Conversation

Co-presented by Helwaser Gallery and Singapore Unbound
in conjunction with Boedi Widjaja: Declaration of

Threshold I
Artist Performance & Conversation with Boon Hui Tan
Saturday, September 14, 2019, 2-4 PM

Viewers are invited to step into and experience a collaborative performance involving art and poetry. Sharing the same keen interest in imagery, gesture, and code, artist Boedi Widjaja and poet Jee Leong Koh conduct a literal exchange of roles to evoke a multiplicity of meanings around the theme of "Threshold." After the performance, Boon Hui Tan (Director, Asia Society Museum) engages Boedi Widjaja in a wide-ranging conversation about his practice and works.


About the speakers
Jee Leong Koh is the author of Steep Tea (Carcanet), named a Best Book of the Year by UK's Financial Times and a Finalist by Lambda Literary in the USA. He has published three other books of poems, a volume of essays, and a collection of zuihitsu. Originally from Singapore, Koh lives in New York City.

Boon Hui Tan is Vice President for Global Arts and Cultural Programs, and Director, Asia Society Museum, NY, where he leads the organisation’s global arts and cultural activities spanning visual arts, performing arts and film. From 2009 to 2013, he was Director of the Singapore Art Museum.

Singapore Unbound is a NYC-based literary non-profit dedicated to the struggle for freedom of expression and equal rights for all through cultural exchange and literary activism. 


Access Info
The event is free and open to the public. Space is limited, RSVP is required (email The gallery is located on the third floor of a non-elevator building.

Cover image:
Boedi Widjaja, 想著你回來 (Pining for you), 2019, archival print on Awagami Kozo Thick White. 36 1/2 x 68 in. (92.7 x 172.7 cm). Edition of 4 + 1 AP. Courtesy of Helwaser Gallery. © Boedi Widjaja. Photo: Cher Him Chua