5 Aug 2022
17:00 - 19:00
Book Presentation: 'Art for (and within) a Citizen Scene' & 'Be Water, My Friend'
If you are visiting documenta 15 in Kassel on August 5, please join us for the presentation of also, a book consisting of two interconnected volumes: Art for (and within) a Citizen Scene & Be Water, My Friend co-published by Framer Framed and Willem de Kooning Academy.
The presentation at Kassel will be a joyous sharing on writing, reading and book making, with collective contributions of Julia Wilhelm, Emily Shin-Jie Lee, reinaart vanhoe, Zoénie Deng, Elaine W Ho, Jatiwangi art Factory, Florian Cramer, a.o. We look forward to seeing you there! More info
This event will be FREE and in English.
If you cannot make it to Kassel, you can grab a copy at Framer Framed, freshly on stock!
vol.1: Art for (and within) a Citizen Scene connects people working within South-East-Asia contexts to share their creative practices. Through speculative, open-ended conversations, the contributors explore questions such as: If we shift our attention away from artistic practices based on object production and individual success, what do other kinds of practices bring about? How to understand those practices in their materialisation and relation to their surroundings? What does collaboration mean today, and what positions do artists take in these collaborations? The book sheds light on practices in communities where collaboration is common in daily life, where art is seen not only as a self-contained profession, but also as a way of living.
vol.2: Be Water, My Friend: Non-Oppositional Criticalities of Socially Engaged Art in China looks at different forms of socially engaged artistic and cultural practices in China. These practices address a range of social issues in the country’s cities, including the unequal treatment of migrant workers and denigration of urban villages. Through anthropological fieldwork and critical analysis, the book explores how socially engaged art offers creative and critical approaches to these issues in the context of the contemporary Chinese regime. Becoming Water stresses how art practices in China have developed forms of criticality that avoid explicitly opposing political authorities.
Pages: 355 | ISBN 9789493148871 | Publisher: Onomatopee | Editors: Emily Shin-Jie Lee, Iris Ferrer, Julia Wilhelm, reinaart vanhoe | Producers: Framer Framed & Willem de Kooning Academy | Designer: Dinara Vasilevskaia & Julia Wilhelm
• Introduction: Art in the Context of Daily Practices – reinaart vanhoe & Emily Shin-Jie Lee
• Strolling South: Reflecting on Our Institutionalisations and Otherwise Collectivity by Elaine W. Ho & Zoénie Liwen Deng
also vol 1. Art for (and within) a Citizen Scene: A Look at Art Primarily Active in the Context of Daily Practices is a collaboration of Framer Framed and the Willem de Kooning Academy.
Available for purchase at Framer Framed or in Kassel at ruruHaus and ook_visitorZentrum, Weserstraße 26.
Book Launch / Citizenship / East Asia / Southeast Asia /