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Uncategorized February 12th, 2016

Kamarado in India – A Look Back

In the autumn of 2015, Stedelijk Museum Bureau Amsterdam presented the group exhibition, Kamarado. In January 2016, Kamarado travelled on to India, giving co-curator Jelle Bouwhuis the opportunity to visit the exhibition on site and report on what he discovered there.

Kamarado looked different in India than it had at the SMBA. The project took place simultaneously at two different locations: at the partner organization, the Clark House Initiative in Bombay (they prefer the old city name to Mumbai, introduced in 1995 by local nationalists) and the India Art Fair in Delhi, the country’s largest art fair.

Installation Kamarado with works by Sosa Joseph and Saviya Lopez Read More »

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Uncategorized December 31st, 2015

Kamarado in images

From September 12 till November 8, the Stedelijk Museum Bureau Amsterdam presented the exhibition Kamarado, which was the first result of collaboration between Amsterdam and the Clark House Initiative in Bombay. Kamarado brought together a group of artists from across the world who together explored the idea of the comrade, a term which originally refers to ‘the one who shares the same room’. Kamarado was the fourth and final collaborative exhibition project realised under the umbrella of the three yearlong Global Collaborations program of the Stedelijk Museum. Below a visual impression of the images.

Kamarado, exhibition overview in Stedelijk Museum Bureau Amsterdam, 2015

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Amol Kisan Patil about Sweep Walking

Amol Kisan Patil is one of the artists participating in the group exhibition Kamarado, which was on view at the SMBA from September 12 until November 9, 2015. 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. Co-curator Kerstin Winking spoke with Amol K Patil about his work Sweep Walking, Indian middle class life and the legacy of his father and grandfather.

Amol K Patil, Sweep Walking, 2015

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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 October 20th, 2015

Comrades of Time

On 13 September, in collaboration with the SMBA, the Stedelijk Museum Amsterdam held a public programme in the framework of Kamarado, the exhibition that opened the previous day at Stedelijk Museum Bureau Amsterdam.The programme investigated the meaning and significance of the word ‘comrade’ in today’s contemporary, globalized context. The Kamarado exhibition is part of the Stedelijk Museum’s three-year Global Collaborations research programme, and has been organized by the curators of the exhibition: Zasha Colah, Sumesh Sharma, Jelle Bouwhuis and Kerstin Winking.

Zasha Colah opening Forum: KAMARADO Read More »

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India: A Travelogue

Following Kerstin Winking’s account of her travels in and around Yogyakarta, and Nat Muller’s introduction to the art scene in Beirut, this is the third travelogue introducing the artistic landscape in one of the four cities with which the Global Collaborations project is developing an exchange. Global Positions IV will take place at SMBA in September, 2015.

At the Yamuna Riverside

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