Art in Context: Dialogical Approach and Process to Contextual Art Forms – Exchanging Experiences and Methodologies

Fri 17 + Sat 18 November: Workshop + Field Experience Venue: OUR ArtProjects, 80-84 Jalan Rotan, Off Jalan Kampung Attap, 50460 Kuala Lumpur This 2 day event led by...

Fri 17 + Sat 18 November: Workshop + Field Experience
Venue: OUR ArtProjects, 80-84 Jalan Rotan, Off Jalan Kampung Attap, 50460 Kuala Lumpur

This 2 day event led by Herman Bashiron Mendolicchio and Susanne Bosch is an invitation for interested practitioners and associated fields to visit, listen to and engage with creative, context- based practices embedded in dialogical methodologies.

In the workshop on day 1 for artists from across art forms interested in the field of collaborative and social practice, German artist Susanne Bosch offers a “convivialist toolbox” and experimental format of approaching a human, societal or globally urgent topic, that asks:
– What makes for the spirit of reciprocal art-making in an age of fragmentation?
– How can we apply this to our own creative context? When does value emerge?
– How can we build skills to bring others on a journey of transformation and growth as global


Friday, 17th November

2.00 pm – 6.30 pm
Workshop Convivialist Toolbox

7.00 pm – 8.30 pm
Book launch Art in Context – Learning from the Field and panel discussion on Dialogical Approach and Process to Contextual Art Forms with Zikri Rahman, Okui Lala, Cheryl Hofmann, Herman Bashiron Mendolicchio, Susanne Bosch.

This panel with local practitioners will be lead by Herman Bashiron Mendolicchio and focuses on dialogical methodologies used by artists, curators and researchers in creating their site-specific practice.

8.30 pm

Saturday, 18th November

10.00 am – evening: Site Visits/Experiential Tour
Meeting point: Zhongshan Building, at Kampung Attap, KL
The aim is to explore the urban fabric of Kuala Lumpur and engage onsite in the practice of several local practitioners. This experiential tour will lead to art spaces including emerging and collaborative art practices. Visits of Ruang by ThinkCity, Lostgens’ Contemporary Art Space, Raw Art Space, Moutou Artist Run Space, Biji-Biji Initiative at MAP Publika, followed by a joint dinner.

Kindly confirm your attendance for DAY 1 and/or DAY 2 before the 13th of November 2017 via email to:

In partnership with the KL Biennale, OUR ArtProjects and the Goethe-Institut Malaysia

Herman Bashiron Mendolicchio

Herman Bashiron Mendolicchio is a researcher, writer, editor and curator, working across different disciplines, territories and cultures. He holds an International PhD in “Art History, Theory and Criticism” from the University of Barcelona. He is a faculty member and core advisor at Transart Institute (NY-Berlin), and Professor and coordinator of the Postgraduate course on International Cultural Cooperation at University of Barcelona. His current lines of research involve the subjects of intercultural processes, globalization, participation and mobility in contemporary art and cultural policies, and the cultural cooperation between Asia and Europe. As an art critic, editor and independent curator he collaborates with international organizations and institutions and writes extensively for several international magazines. He is Editorial contributor at Culture360 – Asia- Europe Foundation (ASEF), Managing Editor at ELSE Journal and co-founder of InterArtive.

Susanne Bosch

Susanne Bosch is an artist and independent researcher. She received a PhD “Learning for Civil Society Through Participatory Public Art” from the University of Ulster in Belfast in 2012. From 2007-2012, she developed and led the Art in Public MA at the University of Ulster in Belfast, together with artist Dan Shipsides. As an “interface activist”, Susanne practices internationally in public art projects asking questions about long-term issues, and building creative arguments around the ideas of democracy and sustainable futures. Her art often involves the issues of money, migration and societal visions and participation models. Susanne develops site- and situation- specific interventions, installations, videos, drawings, and audio as well as dialogical formats. In her artistic research, and as facilitator, she uses formats such as writing, seminars and workshops. Susanne has been working internationally in Austria, Italy, Ireland, the UK, Greece, Palestine, Spain, USA, Mexico, Malaysia as well as in Turkey and is currently the independent research fellow in the Collaborative Arts Partnership Programme (CAPP), a European partner network of six countries (2014-2018).