This research topic deals with the embodied performativity of precarious beings and their representation within society, the art world, and art institutions. By initiating dialogues of activism and creativity, we seek to explore artistic practices with political consequences as well as how precarious identities affect artistic imagination. How do contemporary artists mobilise artistic practices as means to propose new and contested narratives? What are the creative methods of forming an ally-ship with precarious communities and (re)shape their movements?
Prevention is Better than Hate
Motivated by the surge of Anti-Asian hate across the globe during the COVID-19 pandemic, Framer Framed and Pan Asian Collective organised a series of online panels to initiate an open conversation and organise a collective response as a community within the Dutch context. The discussion from the series inspired an online campaign entitled It’s just a joke, organised by Pan Asian Collective and Asian Raisins. As part of this campaign, Framer Framed hosted a pop-up exhibition of the same name featuring a series of illustrations by Dutch artists with Asian roots, each telling profound personal stories of discrimination, violence, racial jokes and their effects.
The roundtables are still available to watch on the Framer Framed YouTube channel.
Graphic design: Bin Koh