Collecting Entanglements

© Dolorosa Sinaga/Galeri Nasional Indonesia

22 April | 5 PM - Jakarta/Bangkok Time


Join the curators and directors to investigate the challenges and opportunities of institutional cooperation and cultural exchange across borders

Thursday, 22 April 2021
12 PM Berlin
5 PM Jakarta/Bangkok  
6 PM Singapore

Collecting Entanglements and Embodied Histories is a curatorial collaboration that began with looking at the collections of Galeri Nasional Indonesia (Jakarta, Indonesia), MAIIAM Contemporary Art Museum (Chiang Mai, Thailand), Nationalgalerie Berlin (Germany), and Singapore Art Museum (Singapore). It was initiated by the Goethe-Institut in Southeast Asia, Australia and New Zealand. Its process of discussion and exchange culminates in four related exhibitions presenting works from these collections and others. Relating to each other, four different collection-based exhibitions curated respectively by Anna-Catharina Gebbers, Grace Samboh, Gridthiya Gaweewong, and June Yap, that will be presented in 2021 and 2022. A series of online public programs is to be conducted in conjunction with each venue exhibitions.
Our opening programme provides context to the broader initiative, in a conversation between the curators and three regional directors of the Goethe-Institute attempts to explore conditions, pre-requisites, and challenges of cooperative endeavors as well as look at the genesis of the collaboration, which started several years ago. The discussion will also critically address the notion of regionalism and examine challenges and opportunities of institutional cooperation across borders. How can we develop meaningful cultural exchanges while being aware of their limitations, taking into account institutional roles and modes of interaction as well as the value of trust and personal commitments?

Speakers: Franz Xaver Augustin, Heinrich Blömeke, Stefan Dreyer
Moderators: Anna-Catharina Gebbers, Grace Samboh, Gridthiya Gaweewong, June Yap


Kementerian Pendidikan dan Kebudayaan Galeri Nasional Indonesia MAIIAM Contemporary Art Museum Nationalgalerie Berlin Singapore Art Museum