USEby Asia Pacific Artist Initiatives Project inaugurates a series of international exhibitions and events that explore the burgeoning phenomenon of artist-run and independent galleries throughout the Asia Pacific region. Curated by Tessa Dwyer and Sarah Tutton, Useby represents the dynamic, unstable and transitory nature of contemporary art-making across diverse geographical and institutional zones. Involving artists from Bangkok, Christchurch, Hong Kong, Manilla, Melbourne, Singapore, Sydney and Tokyo, Useby recognises the way in which practical and social limitations can function as creative tools, producing their own innovative and compelling aesthetic.
USEby features artists Ringo Bunoan (Manila), Mira Gojak (Melbourne), Alex Knox (Melbourne), Lim Tzay Chuen (Singapore), Kata Sangkhae (Bangkok), Sanjot Kaur Sekhon (Singapore), Michael Shoawanasai (Bangkok), Tim Silver (Sydney), Christian Thompson (Melbourne), Julaine Stephenson (Christchurch), Kacey Wong (Hong Kong) and Ye Shufang (Singapore), and the collaborative artist groups Command N (Tokyo), Namdee (Bangkok) and Nuts Society (Bangkok).
USEby also incorporated a website featuring an online network of artist-run and independent galleries and organisations, a forum coordinated by Danny Huppatz featuring local and international speakers, a Made in Thailand film screening curated by Gridthiya Gaweewong, and Rubik #11 at 1st Floor Artists and Writers Space.
USEby is an initiative of the Centre for Contemporary Photography and 200 Gertrude Street and is presented in association with the Melbourne Festival.
Image Credit: Mira Gojak
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