In an open, multilateral curatorial process, the Goethe-Institutes from 9 countries in East and Southeast Asia brought together curators from Mongolia, China, Hong Kong, Taiwan, Korea, Japan, Thailand, Indonesia, and Singapore to examine the relationship between art and migration. Sunjung Kim and Nanna Heidenreich served as the curatorial advisors for the project.
In 2018, the curators attended a number of seminars and workshops in Germany and Korea where they exchanged ideas and discussed how the topic was relevant for their countries, the curatorial approach, and the role of art in this subject area.
For exhibitions in Beijing, Ulan Bator, Hong Kong und Gwangju in 2019, the curators suggested artistic positions from their countries on the topic of migration. Several artistic works were commissioned und will be seen for the first time during the exhibitions. The events will be held in collaboration with local partners.
The exhibitions will be accompanied by a series of talks and conversations where curators, artists and experts exchange their views on migration in East and Southeast Asia.
Please find further information on the concept of the project in an introductory text of the curatorial project advisor Nanna Heidenreich.
"Assemblage – a research project on migration in relation to China" is co-organized by de Art Center.
"Cуудал-seat" Ulaanbaatar Media Art Festival 2019 is hosted and co-organized by the Arts Council of Mongolia.
"Migration - Speaking Nearby" is hosted by Asia Culture Center and co-organized by Asia Culture Institute.
Meiya Cheng's project in Mongolia is sponsored by Ministry of Culture, Taiwan.
"Altered-in-Between" is 'Mobility' supported by the Asia-Europe Foundation (ASEF).
Ayoung Kim’s project is co-supported by Arts Council Korea.