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Committed to supporting artists, curators, and researchers by offering them time and space to pursue their research without the pressure of deadlines and production commitments, the Residencies Programme values the open-ended nature of artistic research and embraces multiform expressions of creative enquiry. Aiming to facilitate the production of knowledge, this studio-based programme is dedicated to established and emerging artists and serves as platform for critical exchange in Southeast Asia. The Residencies Programme offers a wide spectrum of programmes aimed at sharing the process of artistic research with the public - Residencies OPEN / Studio Sessions / Insights, which range from open studios, artists’ talks, conversations, performances, and screenings. The Residencies Programme unfolds through annual cycles and runs by nomination only. Every year, a rotating pool of curators and arts professionals from all over the world is invited to nominate two artists for the residency. The nominated artists are subsequently invited to submit a research proposal along with their portfolio and CV. Ultimately, the Residencies Committee, an international panel of experts, reviews the submitted materials and designates the artists who are awarded the residency.

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Miya Yoshida

Residency period

2 – 16 April 2019

About

A researcher and curator based in Berlin, Miya Yoshida develops different formats of projects based on her artistic research. She obtained her Master in Art History at Goldsmith College, University of London, and her PhD, Philosophy in Arts at Malmö Art Academy, Lund University. She has collaborated with art academies and universities in Germany, the Netherlands, and Scandinavia. Her recent curatorial projects include Amateurism (Heidelberger Kunstverein, 2012), Art and Measurement (Kunstraum, Lu¨neburg/ Archive Kabinett, Berlin, 2012-13, 2018) and the annual exhibition project, Sharing as Caring (Heidelberger Kunstverein, 2012–16, 2018–ongoing). With the support of Stiftung Kunstfonds. and Stiftung für modern und zeitgenössische Kunst, she published Art and Measurement, Towards (Im)Measurability of Art and Life (Archive Books, Berlin, 2017).

Focus

During the residency, Miya Yoshida will connect with local artists and institutions in Singapore. She will deliver a lecture Re-framing “Measuring the World” that reconsiders the hype of social engineering and the wide adoption of algorithm through conceptual and post-conceptual practices. Contemplating the equation of art and life as well as “statactivism” (i.e. the mobilization of statistics), Yoshida will draw lines of connections between imagination, affect, and current transformations in technologies of quantification.

Public programmes

Residencies Insights: Re-framing “Measuring the World," Curator Talk by Dr Miya Yoshida (Japan/Germany), Curator-in-Residence
4 Apr 2019, Thu 07:00 PM - 08:30 PM

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After nearly fifty years of paradigm shifts, the socialised power of science is transformed and has constructed a neoliberal view of science-as-art, management cum measurement. Modifying the norms of productivity to include those of creativity, neoliberal capitalism has an increasing tendency to quantify every aspect of life (including the arts) and to put the results into numbers. Gathering various instances of measurement in the arts, in Re-framing “Measuring the World,” Dr Miya Yoshida reconsiders the hype of social engineering and the wide adoption of algorithm through conceptual and post-conceptual practices. Contemplating the equation of art and life as well as “statactivism” (i.e. the mobilization of statistics), Dr Yoshida will draw lines of connections between imagination, affect, and current transformations in technologies of quantification.

 

BIOGRAPHY

A researcher and curator based in Berlin, Dr Miya Yoshida develops different formats of projects based on her artistic research. She obtained her Master in Art History at Goldsmith College, University of London, and her PhD, Philosophy in Arts at Malmö Art Academy, Lund University. She has collaborated with art academies and universities in Germany, the Netherlands, and Scandinavia. Her recent curatorial projects include Amateurism (Heidelberger Kunstverein, 2012), Art and Measurement (Kunstraum, Lu¨neburg/ Archive Kabinett, Berlin, 2012–13, 2018) and the annual exhibition project, Sharing as Caring (Heidelberger Kunstverein, 2012–16, 2018–ongoing). With the support of Stiftung Kunstfonds. and Stiftung für modern und zeitgenössische Kunst, she published Art and Measurement, Towards (Im)Measurability of Art and Life (Archive Books, Berlin, 2017).

 

 

Image caption: Katya Sander, FINANCIALISATION, 2016, digital still. Courtesy the artist.