ASEF through its arts website culture360.ASEF.org in partnership with the Japan Foundation, Bangkok (JFBKK) is delighted to annouce the selection of 8 emerging curators from Indonesia, Japan, the Philippines and Singapore to participate in Virtual Workings e-residency.
The selected participants will work in pairs/groups online over a period of 6 weeks on a specific theme with the guidance of a dedicated mentor. This virtual exchange aims to maintain cultural connections and enable creative collaboration in a world of restricted mobility and physical distancing. A thematic digital diary presenting the participants’ experience and collaborative process will be posted on ASEF culture360’s Instagram account on a weekly basis.
Meet The Curators:
Note: For the theme ‘Interweave Asian textile(s) with contemporary urgencies’, 4 curators have been selected. As the textile sector has been one of the most adversely impacted as a result of the pandemic, the jury members called for special attention to this theme. The Japan Foundation, Bangkok extended additional support in order to include 2 more participants.
The Asia-Europe Foundation (ASEF) through its arts website culture360.ASEF.org is pleased to announce a new virtual residency developed in partnership with the Japan Foundation, Bangkok (JFBKK). Virtual Workings, an e-residency for arts curators from the ASEAN region and Japan, will be held online for a period of 6 weeks offering 6 selected curators to collaborate in pairs with the support of a dedicated mentor.
About the Residency
? Selected curators will work in pairs. Each pair will be assigned a mentor and will collaborate online over a period of 6 weeks (16 November – 22 December 2020).
? Applicants are encouraged to apply in pairs. For individual applicants, the pairing will be done by the organisers.
? Each applicant/pair of applicants is/are required to indicate their order of preference in the application form for the below-mentioned themes. This will be taken into consideration during the selection and “pairing” process. Within the chosen theme, each pair will further define and propose the specific topic of their project with the support of the assigned mentor.
? Each pair will work on a final output that could take the form of an online presentation, photo documentary, podcast, video documentary, mock project presentation online, amongst others. The final output of the residency will be published on culture360.ASEF.org and partners’ social media channels.
? At the end of residency, each pair will take part in a podcast or video interview about the collaborative process as part of a wider sharing of their residency experience
Ms Luckana KUNAVICHAYANONT (Thailand)
Luckana is an art consultant and independent curator based in Thailand. She was former director of Bangkok Art and Culture Centre (BACC) from 2011 to 2017. In 2018, she co-curated the 1st Bangkok Art Biennale 2018, involving over 70 Thai and international artists with works spanning across 20 locations in Bangkok. From early 2019, Luckana has served as advisor to several newly-initiated art and cultural projects that include; ‘Jaras Light’, a BACC’s art and sustainable energy programme as well as MACo; a private contemporary art museum to be launched in Chiangmai, Thailand in 2023.
Ms TAKAHASHI Mizuki (Japan/Hong Kong SAR)
Mizuki is the current Executive Director and Chief Curator of the Centre for Heritage, Arts and Textile in Hong Kong. After serving as a founding curatorial member at Mori Art Museum in Tokyo from 1999-2003, Takahashi worked as senior curator at Contemporary Art Center, Art Tower Mito and realised numerous transdisciplinary exhibitions addressing various artistic forms including manga, film, fashion, architecture, performance and contemporary art.
Prof Amareswar GALLA (Australia, India)
An alumnus of Jawaharlal Nehru University, New Delhi, Australian National University, Canberra and the Salzburg Global Fellowship, is currently Professor of Inclusive Cultural Leadership & Director, International Centre for Inclusive Cultural Leadership (ICICL), and Dean of Faculty Development and Leadership, Anant National University, Ahmedabad, India; Heads the ICICL Membership of the UNESCO UNITWIN Network for Culture, Tourism and Development Chaired by Sorbonne 1 Parthenon; Founding Executive Director of the International Institute for the Inclusive Museum, Australia/India/USA) (firstname.lastname@example.org) (inclusivemuseums.org) Formerly Full Professor of Museum Studies, University of Queensland, Brisbane and prior to that Full Professor and Director of Sustainable Heritage Development, Research School of Pacific and Asian Studies, Australian National University, Canberra; until recently Chief Curator, Amaravathi Heritage Town (birthplace of Mahayana Buddhism) India; former Vice President, International Executive Council of ICOM, Paris (2004-2007); former President of ICOM Asia Pacific Executive Board (1998-2004); and Co-founder of Asia Europe Museums Network (2001).
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– National of an ASEAN Member State or of Japan
– Emerging curators with 2-5 years of work experience in a museum, cultural institution, exhibition space or as an independent practitioner
– Excellent written and fluent spoken English (all communication and writing will be in English)
– We invite applications submitted as a pair or as an individual. In the case of applications as a Pair, each member must be of different nationality within ASEAN and Japan. For individual applications, the organisers will pair the applicants based on the preferred theme and the interests expressed through the application.
– Applicants who have never participated in/worked on international projects are encouraged to apply (see related question in the application form)
– Applicants who have missed out on training opportunities as a result of the pandemic are encouraged to apply (see related question in the application form)
– Take part in the residency and work with a peer curator and assigned mentor for 6 weeks. Please note that for individual applicants, the pairing will be done by the organisers based on their preferred theme and interests expressed in the application form.
– Submit weekly updates about the progress of the project through video clips and/or social media posts via culture360 Instagram page.
– Prepare a final output that could take the form of an online presentation, photo documentary, podcast, video documentary, mock project presentation online, amongst others, which will be published on culture360.ASEF.org and it’s social media channels
– Take part in a podcast or video interview to share the learnings outcomes of the residency with a wider section of the arts community
A panel comprising one representative from JFBKK, one representative from ASEF and the 3 mentors will evaluate and select the participants. Please note that only successful candidates will be notified latest by 9 November 2020.
Call for applications
We invite you to submit your application via the below link and attach the required documents by 30 October 2020.