I haven't been posting entries as frequently. I think facebook and twitter are eating into my blogging passion. Anyhow, here are some pre-holiday updates.
Visiting Artists and Curators
This week Saigon was visited by curators representing two exhibitions that will occur in Singapore 2008. I met with Joselina Cruz, curator for the Singapore Biennale 2008, last Tuesday. After visiting several artists and spaces that afternoon, Joselina met with Zoe Butt, of the Long March Foundation, the following day before departing for Hanoi. Zoe is a current Asia Link researcher with San Art, where on Friday she gave a presentation on LMF at the space. On behalf of the Singapore Art Museum, curators Boi Tran Huynh-Beattie and Patricia Levasseur de la Motte are in Saigon finishing their curatorial research for an exhibition in early 2008.
This weekend, I spent some time with Rachid Ouramdane and his project 'Distant...' which will arrive this May at the Dance Theater Workshop in New York City. Sharaad Kuttan, who I met in Bangkok this October at the Prana exhibition at Chulalongkorn University is in Hanoi. Thanks Lucy for introducing him to the arts community there.
Research and Print
Although I've been resisting writing in order to concentrate on art production, I've agreed to author two papers for 2008. The first for the Mekong Art and Culture Project, slated for publication in 2009 and secondly, another to be presented at a symposium at the Singapore Art Museum in the spring 2008.
Mogas Station is currently participating in the latest incarnation of the Migration Addicts project at the Shenzhen & HongKong Bi-city Biennale of Urbanism and Architecture. In October, Mogas Station met with the New Delhi-based Raqs Media Collective and has contributed to the forthcoming volume of the Sarai Reader. We are keeping our fingers crossed that our recent project proposal, 848FM, will make the short list of candidates for funding from Arts Network Asia.
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