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Global Collaborations December 16th, 2015

Inverted Night Sky: A Conversation with Jeronimo Voss

Artist Jeronimo Voss was one of the participants in the exhibition Kamarado, which was on view in the SMBA this Fall. The exhibition is part of a series of collaborative projects within the framework of the three-year program Global Collaborations. As part of the Kamarado project, the Global Collaborations Online editorial team has interviewed several of the exhibiting artists in order to unpack some of the historical complexities that run through their works and the exhibition. Assistant Manon van den Bliek and Global Collaborations editor Christel Vesters attended Inverted Night Sky, the special event organized during the Museumnacht 2015 and spoke with Jeronimo Voss about his research.

Detail of an isophotic map of the Milky Way by Anton Pannekoek from 1927 (research material for Aspects of the Milky Way by Jeronimo Voss)

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Uncategorized October 29th, 2015

Yawnghwe Office in Exile: A conversation with Sawangwongse Yawnghwe

Sawangwongse Yawnghwe is one of the artists participating in Kamarado, the group exhibition that was on view between 12 September and 8 November 2015 at the SMBA. The exhibition is one of a series of collaborative projects in the framework of the three-year Global Collaborations program. Sawangwongse Yawnghe has a splintered background: born in a jungle camp in Myanmar’s Shan State, he fled to Thailand in 1972 and emmigrated to Canada in 1985. He is currently living and working in Berlin, Amsterdam and Chiang Mai.

As part of the Kamarado project, the Global Collaborations Online editorial team interviewed several of the exhibiting artists, aiming to unpack some of the historical complexities that run through their works and the exhibition. Joram Kraaijeveld spoke with the artist about his installation, Yawnghwe Office in Exile, and how his turbulent family history influences his work as an artist.

Sawangwongse Yawnghwe, Office in Exile, Installation view at SMBA, 2015 (photo by Gert Jan van Rooij)

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Uncategorized July 25th, 2014

This is the Time… Interview with the two curators

Als onderdeel van het Global Collaborations project opent in september in het Stedelijk Museum Bureau Amsterdam (SMBA) deel twee van de Global Positions tentoonstellingenreeks, waarbij ditmaal een link wordt gelegd tussen Amsterdam en Beiroet en wordt samengewerkt met de AUB Gallery in Beiroet. De tentoonstelling is samengesteld door Angela Harutyunyan en Nat Muller. Angela heeft een academische achtergrond in post-Sovjet kunst en cultuur, en in historiografie, en is geïnteresseerd in de sociale positie, publieke impact en politieke contexten van kunstwerken. Nat’s achtergrond ligt in de genderstudies en contemporaine kunst uit het Midden-Oosten. Zij is met name geïnteresseerd in de politieke en publieke context van kunst en in de invloed van technologie en nieuwe media. De tentoonstelling heeft als titel This is the Time. This is the Record of the Time, en beoogt ‘een kritische bevraging van onze relatie tot tijd, maar ook onze relatie tot de mechanismen voor het vastleggen van tijd’. De tentoonstelling omvat nieuw werk van de internationale kunstenaars Kristina Benjocki, Sebastian Diaz Morales, Peter Fengler, Priscilla Fernandes, Daniele Genadry, Walid Sadek, Rayyane Tabet, Esmé Valk en Cynthia Zaven. Ter introductie op het project heeft Vincent van Velsen een aantal vragen voor de curatoren:

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Beirut Again and Again*: A Journey through the Lebanese Art Scene

After a fruitful collaboration between the SMBA and KUNCI in Yogyakarta, which resulted in the exhibition and publication Made in Commons, part two in the Global Positions series will focus on the Beirut region. For this project SMBA invited curators Nat Muller and Angela Harutyunyan to develop an exhibition, publication and public program that will take place in both Amsterdam and Beirut. Global Positions II will be organised and hosted in collaboration with the Beirut AUB Gallery. Leading up to the exhibition, which will open this Fall, Nat Muller shares her insights into the Beirut art scene.

Beirut, 2006

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