PROTOZINE: A FEW IN MANY PLACES


  • <p>Aracha Cholitgul is reading Protozine in Bangkok, photo credit: Abhijan Toto, 2021</p>

    Aracha Cholitgul is reading Protozine in Bangkok, photo credit: Abhijan Toto, 2021


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PROTOZINE: A Few in Many Places 2021 
 
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This Protozine is accompanying the exhibition  A Few In Many Places (May 8 - August 8, 2021). A Few In Many Places is a multi-city group exhibition which addresses on-going collapses and cycles of violence, through various forms of collectivity. Taking place in Seoul, Bangkok, Istanbul, New York, Santurce, and Guatemala City, all of these interventions use sustainable exhibition-making models of reducing exploitation (of natural resources, labor and knowledge) and consumption (no shipping or flying). This year, collaborators present works on continuing inequalities happening in both physical and digital realms. Developed by Protocinema in 2020, A Few In Many Places maintains a foot in physical real-life, small and safe get-togethers in each community while utilizing far-reaching digital support structures, to be both hyper-local and globally interconnected. Each chapter is site-responsive while speaking across the regions and produced in a format that allows for forms of engagement under various conditions of lockdowns or other contingent situations. 

Taking off from the collective nature of the project, A Few In Many Places, and its concerns, ProtoZine produces a context of exchange and speculation towards future forms of practice. It brings together contributions from the collaborators as well as other experts in other fields to respond to challenges of our current situations while also connecting our far reaching locales. This edition of ProtoZine is launched with the texts by the curatorial group Collective Rewilding (Sara Garzón, Ameli Klein, and Sabina Oroshi), philosopher Erik Bordeleau and collaborative essay connecting two city interventions (Santurce and Istanbul) and five collaborators Kathryn Hamilton / Deniz Tortum, Zeynep Kayan, Jorge González, Mari Spirito. The second edition of the Protozine for A Few In Many Places will be launched in July and include collaborative texts by Miji Lee and Ikhyun Lee, Esvin Alarcon Lam, Abhijan Toto, and Lila Nazemian.

Protocinema is supported by FfAI - The Foundation for Arts Initiatives; The Cowles Charitable Trust, New Jersey; 601 Artspace, New York; American Chai Trust, New York; Hagop Kevorkian Center, NYU, New York, Goethe Institut, Bangkok; Art Council Korea; Gallery VER, Bangkok, Para La Naturaleza, La Reserva Guatoc, Estrellita B. Brodsky, Yola Colon, Michy Marxuach, Ernesto Pujol, Ismael Colón, Enrique Bayoán Ríos Escribano.