Curators Lab > Mutual learning > Open call for a research project in Southeast Asia

Mutual Learning is the research and residency component of the Mutual Project. The Mutual Learning Research Residency Program aims to extend the goals of Mutual Unknowns through 2 travel/research/residency grants that will take place in South East Asian countries.

The organisers encourage research proposals that are inquisitive and seek to explore the many networks and strategies of interaction, movement, and informality that animate and reinforce the production and presentation of art in the region.

Some questions that may arise from these topics are as follows:

– What is the nature of cultural exchange programs that inform and (currently) inundate contemporary art practices in ASEAN countries?

– How is interaction conceptualized, facilitated and sustained within exhibitions and collaborative projects across the region?

– How does (the lack of) time and movement shape intraregional exchange?

– How does informality in artistic practices and exhibitions, assembled and disguised in different forms and embedded in varying degrees, contribute to what we now consider and identify as a “Southeast Asian exhibition”?

As celebratory cum evaluative cultural and diplomatic activities and expositions circulate in anticipation of this year’s 50th anniversary of the ASEAN, we hope to continue our necessarily persistent investigation of the flows of national-regional-international power that orient, inform and confront artists and exhibition-making in the region.

Eligibility Countries: Brunei, Cambodia, Indonesia, Laos, Malaysia, Myanmar, Philippines, Singapore, Thailand, Timor leste and Vietnam.
No. of Researcher per project: 1
Language of communication: English

1. Weekly journal and documentation
2. Regular update with curator and program manager
3. Public program talk/presentation in one of partner art space / organization
4. Publication

Up to 2,000 EURO
Residency with partner organization

Deadline: 30 June 2017

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