A BEAST, A GOD AND A LINE
KUNSTHALL TRONDHEIM . TRONDHEIM . NORWAY . 2019
DHAKA ART SUMMIT . BANGLADESH . 2018
MUSEUM OF MORDERN ART . WARSAW . POLAND . 2018
Curator : Cosmin Costinas
A beast, a god, and a line question how we should negotiate common ground in the context of the overall political and ideological fragmentation discussed above. How can positions that claim disparate and conflicting genealogies sit together in a shared exhibition space? One tenuous leading line that weaves diverse intersecting layers and different aspects of this exhibition are textiles. A material and language common to different cultural spaces, textiles also have a firmly routed history in art, being possible sites for parallel processes of historiography. Moreover, textiles hold a different position in negotiating relationships with places and contexts, in ways that the individual agency of artists escapes.
The exhibition is organised by Para Site, Hong Kong. It was on view at Dhaka Art Summit, Dhaka, the Museum of Modern Art, Warsaw, as well as at The Secretariat (Pyinsa Rasa/TS1), Yangon throughout 2018, and previously at Kunsthall Trondheim, Norway in 2019.
© Aage A. Mikalsen . Kunsthall Trondheim © Daniel Chrobak