Today, we exist in a time when much of our politics finds its grounding on territory, a word tracing its origin from the Latin terra which means ‘earth’ or ‘land’. Between States resists this preoccupation with land – and territorial boundaries – by referencing the regional haze crisis as a departing point to contemplate possibilities of framing Southeast Asia beyond dominant constructs. Although primarily originating from plantations in Indonesia, the haze crisis reveals interdependencies in statecraft, climate conditions, and capital production between nation states in this region. While the ASEAN Agreement on Transboundary Haze Pollution was signed in 2002 to address and mitigate haze pollution, its ecological and economic impact has only escalated to alarming states in recent years.

How may the haze crisis suggest a framework of thinking about border and geopolitics? What becomes the shape of our politics when we look away from territory? 

Between States initiates this inquiry as a critical attempt to resist our current geopolitical imaginary: one in which territory marks the limits of political agency. The works by the four artists in this exhibition examine the conditions and limits of the everyday practice and how that is enacted along – and against – larger, unseen forces.


Between States is curated by Goh Sze Ying as part of Condition Report – a series of contemporary art shows organised by the Japan Foundation Asia Center.

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ARTIST TALK
In conjunction with the exhibition, there will be a discussion between the curator and the artists of this exhibition on Saturday, 23rd September 2017 from 1:00 - 3:00pm. Seats are limited. Kindly RSVP HERE.
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BETWEEN STATES runs from
23rd September – 7th October 2017 at

OUR ArtProjects @ The Zhongshan Building
No.80 Jalan Rotan, Off Jalan Kampung Attap

50460 Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia

Opening hours are Tuesday - Saturday 11:00am – 7:00pm
Sunday by appointment (3 working days advance notice is required)
Closed Mondays and public holidays
ADMISSION IS FREE

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