Kamarado

Sawangwongse Yawanghwe, Yawanghwe Office in Exile, 2015, installation view

Kamarado, a curatorial collaboration between Amsterdam and Bombay, brings together a diverse group of artists from various regions of the world. The conceptual core around which all these individual voices and artistic practices revolve is the idea of the comrade, a term that originally meant “one who shares the same room.”

With new commissions by Adrian Melis, Amol K Patil, Jeronimo Voss, Sharelly Emanuelson, Sawangwongse Yawnghwe, and Sosa Joseph, in addition to “cues” by Htein Lin, Judy Blum Reddy, Mieke Van de Voort, Paolo Chiasera, and Rupali Patil.

Co-curated by Zasha Colah, Jelle Bouwhuis, Sumesh Sharma & Kerstin Winking

Exhibition brochure: Kamarado, press release: www.smba.nl and public programm: www.stedelijk.nl

Christel Vesters, Global Collaborations Online Journal“As was the case in the first exhibition project in the series, Made in Commons, which took place at the end of 2013 and was developed in collaboration with the KUNCI art platform in Indonesia, the important themes of ‘collectiveness’ and ‘the commons’ are at the centre of the Kamarado project. What meaning or importance does camaraderie still hold, when so many want to close national frontiers to those fleeing from war and terror? What does camaraderie mean in a society driven by materialism, profit and ‘my happiness before anyone else’s’?”

Sharelly Emanuelson, Siudadanos, 2015, installation view

Sharelly Emanuelson, Siudadanos, 2015, installation view

Sawangwongse Yawanghwe, Yawanghwe Office in Exile, 2015, installation view

Sawangwongse Yawanghwe, Yawanghwe Office in Exile, 2015, installation view

Amol K Patil, Sweep Walkers, 2015, installation view

Amol K Patil, Sweep Walkers, 2015, installation view

Adrian Melis, Productivity Control System for the Last Cane Cutter, 2015, installation view

Adrian Melis, Productivity Control System for the Last Cane Cutter, 2015, installation view

Photography Gert Jan van Rooij

More images: global.stedelijk.nl