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Edited by Ute Meta Bauer and Brigitte Oetker.
Contributions by Ute Meta Bauer, Zoe Butt, Kevin Chua, Patrick D. Flores, Gridthiya Gaweewong, Tony Godfrey, Yin Ker, Eileen Legaspi-Ramirez, Seng Yu Jin, Simon Soon, Nora A. Taylor, David Teh.
Graphic design: Surface
published in January 2017
bilingual edition (English / German)
17 x 24 cm (softcover)
288 pages (40 color ill.)
The 63rd edition of the Jahresring
series—one of the longest continually published annual journals for contemporary art in Germany—focuses on the practice of curating
in Southeast Asia
, a region experiencing a time of increased global visibility as well as nation and institution building.
How do curators engage with the intricacies of a particular place, and how do they respond to the specificities of the local under the expectations of the international? The diversity of voices in this publication mirrors the complexity of the region itself: its various curatorial spaces, infrastructures, and political systems. What emerges is a highly diverse art system that shifts away from traditional formats to embrace new or alternative platforms—from symposia to fieldwork—with the aim of emphasizing curating as a process of critical thinking that goes beyond presentations and representations.