Immaterial Frontiers was designed to be a traveling show. The concept is to base the exhibition around the work of the five core artists from Southeast Asia. At each new location we will work with the exhibiting institution to find 3-5 locally based artists to exhibit work in dialog with the core artists. The idea of this dialog is central the idea of the exhibition. This will enhance and expand the ideas presented in the exhibition, bring the issues presented by the exhibition into a more global perspective. This will allow the audience to perceive the issues raised in the exhibition as being equally relevant to themselves and the rest of the world.
The choice of local artists will be made by the curator of the exhibition in collaboration with the curators of the sponsoring institution. This is a collaborative process. All works are shown only through prior agreement.
The first iteration of the trading exhibit took place at the National Visual Arts Gallery in Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia. It was called Immaterial Frontiers 2.0. Images of the exhibition can be seen on this website. We exhibited three works made by six artists, Sharon Chin, Candice Ng, Yap Sau Bin with Lena Overfill & Fihir Omar. These works were able to bring a more localised perspective to the exhibition. Many of the core artists exhibiting in Immaterial Frontiers 2.0 had never shown work in Malaysia before. By exhibiting with local artists the exhibition was able to integrate regional artists into a specifically Malaysian context and allowing the Malaysian audience to come to a better understanding of how their local issues fit into a regional context.
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National Visual Arts Gallery, Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia
3 July - 26 September 2014
ADM Gallery, School of Art, Design & Media, Nanyang Technological University, Singapore
25 October - 14 December 2013