On 20th November, Janos Fodor invites the local artists’ community to an open call for artists at 72-13 in Singapore from 7 pm till late. Bring your portfolios, digital materials, and proposals to be part of the SingaporeLounge, a collection that will be showcased as a part of the forthcoming exhibition Tradition Fiction at the Collegium Hungaricum in Berlin in March/April 2007. The exhibition’s theme revolves around self-reflection, cultural diversity, and the reconstruction of communal memories, aiming to foster conversations among different ethnic, political, and cultural groups. All materials will be shown without selection.
Documenting Exhibition and Writing Art History
During her exchange between NIFCA and 72-13 in Singapore, Lise Nellemann collaborates with local artists to explore alternative approaches to writing (art) history. Focusing on Sparwasser HQ, an artist-run project space in Berlin, she undertakes a research residency at 72-13 to explore methods of documenting exhibitions and the process of (art) history writing. The two methods tested are RE-VISITING and RE-ENACTMENT. Invited contemporary artists from Singapore respond to and elaborate upon selected exhibitions from Sparwasser’s archive, offering a re-interpretation and re-evaluation of past Berlin exhibitions, highlighting differences in time and space. This innovative re-visitation provides new dimensions to “art history writing” and an understanding of how exhibitions can be translated and interpreted in the future. On 21st November, the invited artists will present their re-enactments of earlier Sparwasser HQ exhibitions. Assisted by Janos Fodor, Lise Nellemann also presents an experimental documentation method, a book titled How To Engage, 19 floor plans of Sparwasser HQ and 5 Parameters of Measuring a Success, mapping the activities of Sparwasser HQ and offering a manual for future endeavors.