Brack is a Singapore-based art collective and platform for socially-engaged artists in Southeast Asia. We are interested in practices of gathering, and in dialogical exchanges across mediums, disciplines, and communities.
We seek to understand how socially-engaged art can activate a space, community, or society, and we experiment with these very activations—through audience engagement, writing, and working with artists.
Right now we’re exploring practices of gathering, how to facilitate collective re-imagining of alternate worlds / futures, what ‘radical hospitality’ might entail, and how we can constructively engage with conflict and difference. Our work is socially-engaged, interdisciplinary, and experiential, and we seek to integrate critical self-reflexivity into all that we do. Always interested in the inter-relational, we work with a diverse community of artists, writers, and cultural / social intermediaries who are well-placed in Southeast Asia to understand these processes on a deep level. We intend for our platform to enable dynamic collaborations between practitioners, thinkers, writers, and makers.
Aside from this online gathering space, our works manifest as exhibitions, talks, workshops, dialogues, and collaborations with local and international practitioners, in our effort to forge an alternative praxis within artist-audience dynamics.
CURRENT WAYS TO BE INVOLVED
– Writing and/or editing for projects, publications and exhibitions;
– Artistic Collaborations and Commissions;
– Programme Partner (Hosting and organising of workshops, activities, seminars, conferences, talks and dialogues, etc.)