Brack is a Singapore-based platform for socially-engaged artists in Southeast Asia. They are interested in practices of gathering, and in dialogical exchanges across mediums, disciplines, and communities. They seek to understand how socially-engaged art can activate a space, community, or society, and they experiment with these very activations—through audience engagement, writing, and working with artists.
Right now they’re exploring practices of gathering, how to facilitate collective re-imagining of alternate worlds / futures, what ‘radical hospitality’ might entail, and how they can constructively engage with conflict and difference. Their work is socially-engaged, interdisciplinary, and experiential, and we seek to integrate critical self-reflexivity into all that they do. Always interested in the inter-relational, they work with a diverse community of artists, writers, and cultural / social intermediaries who are well-placed in Southeast Asia to understand these processes on a deep level. They intend for their platform to enable dynamic collaborations between practitioners, thinkers, writers, and makers.
Aside from their online gathering space, their works manifest as exhibitions, talks, workshops, dialogues, and a magazine and collaborations with local and international practitioners, in their effort to forge an alternative praxis within artist-audience dynamics.