The works by the residents explore subjects including technology's effects on geopolitics, the linguistics and semiotics of maritime shipping, the role of the artist as a laborer, individual and collective memory, surveillance, among other themes.
During the traveling exhibition, artworks donated by the artists-in-residence will be offered for auction, with profits benefiting a local community charity chosen by ZIM together with the artists, as part of ZIM's social vision of giving back to communities in need.
Mari Bastashevski, Tyler Coburn, Revital Cohen & Tuur Van Balen, Erin Diebboll, Ferenc Gróf, Christopher Page, and Samson Young will be included in Creative Operational Solutions at Para Site, Hong Kong, from December 10, 2016 - February 26, 2017, alongside artists who conceived/created related themes of international trade and economic relations within the region. The works from the residency artists will travel to MoBY (Museums of Bat Yam), Israel for a second exhibition in March 2017. The exhibitions are curated by Prem Krishnamurthy.
After launching with an open call in October 2015, the artists-in-residence were selected by the residency's curator, Prem Krishnamurthy, together with a jury consisting of curators Sofía Hernández Chong Cuy, Niels Van Tomme, and Xiaoyu Weng. Artists were invited to travel on board a cargo vessel on a route of their choice, and provided with an onboard studio space, accommodation in a ship's cabin, an honorarium, a return travel allowance and a production budget.
About ZIM: Since 1945, ZIM provides creative operational and logistical solutions to customers. Over the years ZIM has grown to become a leading force in the shipping industry, by pioneering innovative technologies and expanding its vast geographical network while maintaining its tradition of excellence.
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