SUMMER PROGRAMME IV: (RE)PRODUCTIVE SUBJECTS: COLLECTIVITY AND ECONOMY
Asymmetry, 102a Albion Drive, London E8 4LY
Talks by artist Ho Rui An and researcher Di Liu, followed by a conversation moderated by our Curatorial Fellow at Whitechapel Gallery Eugene Yiu Nam Cheung.
Ho Rui An will share his ongoing research into the textile mill as a site where industrial and social (re)production took place concurrently through a gendered division of labour, as exclusively male teams of technicians repaired and recalibrated imported foreign machines, while a feminised workforce of machine operators raised their young children on the factory floors. Ho will also examine how occupation, place of origin, and class served as the bases for mass mobilisation in the factory amidst the turbulent transitions of 20th century China.
Di Liu will explore the much talked about notion of 'lumbung' (Indonesian for 'rice barn'), this time from a historical and anthropological perspective in the context of rice economies in Asia. Liu will discuss lumbung as both an economic and social practice, encompassing nursery, communal garden, communal kitchen, and a variety of collectives featured at documenta fifteen and beyond.
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