Youth Programme: Global Contemporary Art within Asia




Global Contemporary Art within Asia is an introduction module focus on mapping the contemporary art world by thematically discussing the critical phenomena regarding the globalization of contemporary art, emphasizing regional specificity of the post-War Asian context. Art creates context while requiring a contextual understanding of what is being made. Therefore, the module provides entry points to understand how diverse structures, systems, and agencies enable art and that art circulates by spotlighting important moments from the 1960s to the present. In this module, “Asia” does not denote cultural and regional essentialism. Instead, the module enables students to study how “Asia” as an emerging discourse through contemporary artistic practices cultivated by the post-war historical processes of globalization beyond the state borders and Eurocentric understanding of art.

Students will learn how to:
1) Situate the evolving trajectory of contemporary art in/from Asia within transnational art contexts;
2) Study contemporary art with/in Asia by mobilizing theoretical frameworks speaking specifically to the context specificity of the work of art;
3) Interpret artworks through cultural materialistic approach.

As an intensive course, the module aims to foster students’ critical understanding of contemporary art through series of lectures, seminars, presentations, and writings. Students will learn about the cultural history of art’s social life by acquiring discipline appropriate terms, approaches and theories.


Youth Programme Welcome by Dean
Law PP Class
Welcome message from Dean of NUS SCALE Tutorials conducted over Zoom


Participants should have basic understanding of art and design at undergraduate level.

Participants should be able to read, write and communicate fluently in English, and understand basic terminologies used in the class.


Undergraduate students major in Art, Design, and Culture Management.


18 hours of Synchronous sessions including tutorials and final presentation. 


  • Continuous quiz
  • Project presentation
 NUS SCALE Youth Online Programme_Global Contemporary Art within Asia_Dr Jaime Hsu Fang-Tze

Dr Jaime Hsu Fang-Tze
Department of Communications and New Media
Faculty of Arts and Social Sciences
National University of Singapore

Jaime Hsu Fang-Tze is a lecturer at the Department of Communications and New Media, National University of Singapore (NUS), and a curator of the NUS Museum. She holds a Ph.D. in Cultural Studies from the National University of Singapore. Her dissertation research was supported by the President’s Graduate Fellowship and the FASS Promising Graduate Scholar Award. Her research interests include formation of visual modernity, Cold War aesthetics, memory, philosophies of technology, and the embodiment of artistic praxis in everyday life.



Successful participants who complete all requirements of the programme including passing the assessment will receive a certificate of completion issued by NUS SCALE.
A sample of the certificate of participation can be found here: 

Participants from the project team with the highest score for the group project will also receive a commendation letter. A sample is shown below:
Sample Online Commendation Letter


Group Sign-up:
15 January to 27 February 2022
in collaboration with Looker Education Group

For programme enquiries, please fill the form here.

13 January 2022