Building Bridges - Yangon
An International Young Artists New Media Exhibition
Old Tourist Burma Building, Yangon
July 17 -30, 2019
Featuring 23 artists, from India, Myanmar, and 6 other countries around the world, this was an extension of the 'Building Bridges' exhibitions which took place in three Indian cities in 2018.
A collaboration between Myanmar artist Sai Htin Linn Htet, indian artist Ushmita Sahu, and Emergent Art Space.
See the opening night images, the online exhibition and the catalog here:
"Young Artists Inspire: Building Bridges at the Tourism Burma" by Imogen Steinberg in Mianmore
"Art Exhibit Builds Bridges and Distorts Experience" by MYINT MYAT THU in The Irrawaddy
'Last Image Show'
In September 2018, in Dar es Salaam, Tanzania, 35 young artists from 21 countries around the world explored the theme of 'SILENCE', in different contexts and from different perspectives, in a ground breaking international exhibition.
The same exhibition travelled to Lusaka, Zambia, where it was joined by Zambian artists Jamil Cimino, Meshach Shikabeta, George Mubanga, Mwaba Marie Chandia and Lazarina Matuta.
Last Image Show
Dar es Salaam, Tanzania
September 11 - 21, 2018
Last Image Show
February 15 - 27, 2019
The project 'Building Bridges' created an exchange online platform, and for a period on one month in 2017 thirteen young artists from across the globe came together and opened channels of conversation, dialogue and mutual understanding through art, becoming virtual hosts by welcoming each other into their lives.
This cultural immersion helped us to discover others’ value systems, to hear voices different from our owns, to understand other cultures not as outsiders looking in at something exotic, but as friends who get invited to someone’s home. Each individual’s identity and uniqueness reached across to build bridges of empathy.
These exhibitions are a selection of some of the works that came out of the process of engagement with the idea of the Self & the Other.
AM Gallery, Kolkata, India
January 10 - 23, 2018
Art Konsult, New Delhi, India
February 2 - 13, 2018
Gallery Sumukha, Bangalore, India
March 17 - 18, 2018
Exploring the difficulties, barriers, possibilities and misunderstandings embedded in translating was the goal of our second Call for Art, on the theme 'Translations', which received more than 500 submissions from artists in 39 countries around the world.
Translations opened online on December 10, 2014. Translations: the live exhibition was hosted at the Art Department of Reed College, in Portland, Oregon, in January/February 2015. [See below for details and documentation]
In the Summer 2015 a new Call for Art on Translations was launched in Kolkata, India, by art professor Samindranath Majumdar. The works by 23 local young artists were then selected to join the works of their international peers from the original show. This resulted in the large new exhibition Translations - Kolkata which took place in February 2016. [See below for more information]
Indian Council for Cultural Relations
February 19 - 28, 2016
Reed College, Portland, OR, USA
January 20 - February 20, 2015
Crossing Borders began as an open call inviting young artists to submit works that investigate boundaries and barriers. Artwork from 37 student and emerging artists representing 20 countries premiered online in December, 2012. In June, 2013, Crossing Borders moved from the virtual to the actual when it opened at San Francisco’s SOMArts Gallery, creating a poignant, global experience for an enthusiastic audience. In May, 2014, Crossing Borders, Seoul Edition, brought select works from the original collection to Gong Gallery in Seoul, South Korea, and showcased them alongside the work of emerging Korean artists. Finally, the collection traveled to Tijuana Mexico in June 2014, for Cruzando Fronteras at Galleria de la Ciudad with the help of the Instituto Municipal de Arte y Cultura.
Galería de la Ciudad, Tijuana, Mexico
June 13 - August 4, 2014
Crossing Borders: Seoul Edition
Gallery Gong, Seoul, South Korea
May 23 - June 1, 2014
Crossing Borders: First International show
June 8 - 20, 2013
"Scribble it Down", founded by Einat Moglad in 2013, is an international, digital collaboration. Through a sequential process artists from around the world work together to create communal works of art. Each artist contributes to a digital file, then transfers the work to the next, until each artists in the group has contributed to each piece. This process allows artists to bring together diverse backgrounds and perspectives. "Scribble It Down" thus becomes a platform for communication and dialogue that encourages tolerance and understanding between different cultures, traditions, and points of view. The project raises questions about our place in society, our work in relation to others, and how we can give and inspire.
Click image or title to see each Scribble