Explore unique narratives in four distinctive exhibitions
30.07.2021 - 01.01.2022
MAIIAM Contemporary Art Museum / Chiang Mai
Errata refers to the MAIIAM Contemporary Art Museum collection as the manifestation of errata in Thailand's public and some private collections. The performative action of collecting contemporary art, particularly socially engaged works created since the early 1990s, has continued to the present, especially from the period after the 2014 Coup. ERRATA discursively contemplates and unpacks the complexity of micro-narrative artistic practices such as performance art, media-based works from suppressed voices, particularly women, who use their bodies and cameras to encapsulate and embody the entangled histories.
20.08 - 07.11.2021
National Gallery Singapore
Presented by Singapore Art Museum, The Gift examines the subtle and intangible aspects of exchange, influence and trace through the subject of the gift. From social act to cultural performance and philosophical concept, the apparently ordinary act of gifting is in fact ambivalent and paradoxical, and consequently a source of fascination, vexation and debate. Unlike an economic transaction, the gift is more than the object of its exchange. It is an embodiment of an expansiveness of spirit by the giver that often obliges its receiver, and may even unintentionally become an onerous burden. Drawing upon aesthetic and felt connections across collections, the exhibition presents the complexities and significance of our intertwined histories. After all, a gift is only a gift when it is entangled.
Nation, Narration, Narcosis
11/28/2021 - 7/3/2022
Hamburger Bahnhof - Museum for Contemporary Art - Berlin
The exhibition explores the relationship of critical art forms such as performance art, time-based media art and installation in particular to political protests, historical traumas and social narratives. "Nation, Narration, Narcosis" understands climate and environment not only in an ecological, but also in a social context. Against this background, the show poses questions about the often brutal processes of nation-building, the role of art in the linked narrations and which hegemonic and alternative forms of community and narratives are possible and are reflected in works of art. The concept of nation contained in the name “National Gallery” encounters other ideas and forms of kinship, solidarity and individuality, starting from Beuys' concept of social sculpture.
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28.01 - 28.02.2022
Galeri Nasional Indonesia / Jakarta
Departing from the 1995 Non-Aligned Countries Contemporary Art Exhibition that carved a chapter in the collection of the Galeri Nasional Indonesia, this exhibition investigates relationships amongst artists, their practices and their allegiances, regardless of their nationalities and supposed political identities.