On Holding Space
By Object Lessons Space
An examination of the various ecologies of generosity and hospitality, and how they colour the way we make art, relate to one another, and encounter art
Format: Softcover book with grey board case
On Holding Space is a publication that hopes to unfurl the ecologies of generosity. Holding space for one another should be open-ended, an undercurrent, a deep breath. How might this expansiveness colour the way we move, make, or compose alliances?
As a platform that has primarily inhabited the digital and textual space, this publication follows closely the discursive grain of the work that we've been doing online. It is envisioned as a physical and tactile extension of Object Lessons Space.
The texts and visual artworks in the publication are accomplices to one another. Complementing these interventions are a series of poems that stand in the gap, playing with both words and images to countervail the purely textual or visual.
In the publication:
- Interviews with Sonia Kwek, Charmaine Poh, Pey Chuan Tan and PURE EVER
- Artworks by Joanne Pang, Marla Bendini, Rifqi Amirul Rosli and Aki Hassan
- Poems by Jollin Tan