Overview, Images
Bea Rubio-Gabriel, 'listen', 2021, performance documentation still, 04:41min. Courtesy of the artist.

Flow Emerging Curator Mentorship 2021

Aida Azin, Zia Atahi, Tessa-May Chung, Charlie Kol, Leonie Leivenzon/Future Histories Project, John Oh

8–18 Dec 2021

Flow begins with water. With the oceans, rivers, and waterways which connect us. Seldom noticed these days, though my people would follow them like the veins of the earth. Understanding innately and intimately that this is where life is sustained, but that this is also a place of delicate balance.

The space of liminality is often thought of as the limbo we dwell in before we arrive where we need to be – but really, there is no ‘before and after,’ there is simply the ‘and.’ Like the ocean, we, and everything around us, is always in process. But also, in delicate (and precarious) balance. To acknowledge this space is to recognise that we can be at once inside and outside, understanding and not understanding, making and un-making – always caught in that beautiful balance that is to remain in constant change. To acknowledge this space is to make kinder spaces. To create the possibility for allowing our very porous selves to be open to one another. To be in flow together.

With Aida Azin, Zia Atahi, Tessa-May Chung, Charlie Kol, and Leonie Leivenzon (Future Histories Project), I hope to flow together with them in this space. Transforming the second gallery into a studio, together we question the perfect imperfectability of a work and challenge the impossibility of what it means to ‘finish’ a work. Why we cannot be seen (personally and artistically) while we are in flux. Allowed to utilise this space throughout the duration of the exhibition, artists will have the opportunity to push back against the demands of the polished, and I will be there to ebb with them, re-curating the show at the end of each week to flow with their many flows.

We invite you to join us in these artistic and curatorial processes as they unfold (and to be able to add to your catalogue each week as the words too, dutifully flow with us), to swim in the ebb of the current together.


Onsite, Exhibition, Emerging Curator
Overview

The Blindside Emerging Curator Mentor program is focused on curatorial research and the development of an exhibition at Blindside. This year's curator Bea Rubio-Gabriel is working with mentor Amelia Wallin.

Supported by the Victorian Government through Creative Victoria and the City of Melbourne.

Opening: 9 Dec 2021, 7am–9am

This program takes place on the land of the Wurundjeri people of the Kulin Nation. We recognise that sovereignty was never ceded - this land is stolen land. We pay respects to Wurundjeri Elders, past, present and emerging, to the Elders from other communities and to any other Aboriginal or Torres Strait Islanders who might encounter or participate in the program.

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