- Duration of residencies：2016-09-01 ( Thu ) ~ 2016-10-20 ( Thu ) 10:00~18:00
- Location：Space 2, ACC Creation, Asia Culture Center (38 Munhwajeondang-ro, Dong-gu, Gwangju 61485, Republic of Korea)
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The Kula is a concept which presents the way Asia cultural exchange could be modeled in. It was introduced by Malinowski’ s book, Argonauts Of The Western Pacific to us. It is carried on by communities inhabiting a wide ring of islands, which form a closed circuit in the eastern end of New Guinea, especially at the area of the Trobriand Islands. The Kula is not an economical exchange like a barter, but consists in the bestowing of a ceremonial gift, which has to be repaid by an equivalent counter-gift. After all, it’ s a kind of “gift economy” as Marcel Mauss said.
In these days, the Kula would be an experimental answer about global crisis based on dominance-sub ordinance. It would be also the model of cultural exchange growing through gift exchange like art works.
‘ACC network platform: Asia Kula Kula-ring’ exhibition is based on this concept of Kula, we would like to lay groundwork for the future’ s networks based on reciprocity and respect by which we could connect each other art spaces.
exhibition reveals diverse vitality of each art spaces borrowing bazaar form. Through this exhibition, we would like to find the direction of actual exchange and the future of our network project with talking, sharing ideas.
exhibition subtitled ‘Cosmos being drawn by circle and triangle’ is focusing on relational autonomy between art spaces based on responsibility and devotion. The word ‘Kuleana’ originated from Hawaii means autonomy. This exhibition planned by Arts Collaboratory Meta group is about its self organization.
2016 Cafe In Asia- Kwangju Ganesa
‘Master of multitude’, Ganesa god is one of the best gods who indian and nepali people love. It would be a pivot for connecting Asia art spaces network.