STEPHANIE MISA

BEHIND THE TERRAIN: Sketches on Imaginative Landscape

The traveling exhibition Behind the Terrain – Sketches on Imaginative Landscape follows the term landscape through historical and artistic research practices that bring to the fore fictional narratives, political re-imagining and the notion of landscape as never a neutral untouched entity, but rather an empty field unto which to desires are projected. As we witness the transformation and aftermath of the geopolitical conquest of land, we ask: How do mythology, ideology, and the politics of territory shape disparate aesthetic and cultural practices? What kind of transformative subjectivities might be envisioned?

After it's exhibitions in Studio Kalahan (Jogjakarta Indonesia, 2016), Nha San Collective (Hanoi, Vietnam, 2017), Koganei Art Spot (Tokyo, Japan 2018), the show continues to examine questions that emerge from the interrelation of the politics of remembrance, memory, as well as individual historicities within critical research and art practices. The focus on landscape, in terms of imaginary narrative as well as politics behind actual terrain, is brought into perspective by artists with different cultural and immigrant backgrounds and their relationship to defining terms like: migration, border, identity, and the landscapes of their practice.

Martha Atienza (NL/PH), Veronika Burger (AT), Ishu Han (CN/JP), Ran Kokubun (JP), mamoru (JP), Maryanto (ID), Ta Minh Duc (VT), Stephanie Misa (PH/AT) , Linh Phuong Nguyen (VT), Elia Nurvista (ID), Agni Saraswati (ID), Eva Engelbert (AT), Jong Ok Ri (KP/JP), Ri Ae Chong (KP/JP), Thuy T. Nguyen (VT/US)

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Behind the Terrain
Studio Kalahan, Jogjakarta ID
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"Kronjot", Stephanie Misa
Studio Kalahan, Jogjakarta ID
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Agi Saraswati "Madre"/ "OT"
Studio Kalahan, Jogjakarta ID
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Ishu Han, "Memory of Each Other"
Ran Kokubun, "Meanings Left Behind"
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Elia Nurvista "Inauthentic Recipes"
Studio Kalahan, Jogjakarta ID
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Veronika Burger "xgaleri"
Linh Nguyen "BLACK, RED, & WHITE"
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Linh Nguyen "BLACK, RED & WHITE"
Studio Kalahan, Jogjakarta ID
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Behind the Terrain
Nha San Collective, Hanoi VT
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Installation Shot
Nha San Collective, Hanoi VT
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Martha Atienza "The Guerilla..."
Ishu Han "One String"
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Installation Shot
Nha San Collective, Hanoi VT
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Thuy T. Nguyen "7 zines"
Nha San Collective, Hanoi VT
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Installation Shot
Nha San Collective, Hanoi VT
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