Creating a space for making together

Studio 88 is more than just an artist residency, it is also a gathering place for talks and discussions, an exhibition space, and a place for workshops and creating. As part of this additional programming, in August 2022 Studio 88 hosted Korean artist and writer Lee Gaeun as part of her creative exchange supported by the Korean Culture and Arts Committee (Arco).

The project, called “How to dance tango without touching it,” explored how people can communicate and express intimacy without touching through dance. The project explored the effects of the absence of physical contact, a situation that arose from the Covid-19 pandemic.

The project tried to find out what kind of things can be shared and expanded to external and foreign audiences through performances. International exchange was an important aspect of the project’s research, as the first workshops were held in Korea before the Chiang Mai edition.

In August 2022, Gaeun Lee, Uiseok Jung, Donghee Kang, Subeen Lee, Suhhee Park, Choongman Kang and Minhyung Kim participated in a workshop held at Studio 88 Artist Residency, in our large hall space.

Thai performer and dancer Piengrawee Sririsook talking to the group.

Gaeun Lee approached Studio 88 to help organise the local workshop in Chiang Mai, which included the use of the space, catering and local project management assistance as well as connecting with local artist.  

More recently, Studio 88 has also worked on the project management of a number of exhibitions, including “The Backs of Women” exhibition by American artist Ruth Cohen and “Icebound” exhibition by Annelie Hendriks.

These are just some of the examples of how Studio 88 works to facilitate international and intercultural projects in Chiang Mai. You can take a look at our services page to find out more about how we bring 20 years of international project management experience to our space in Chiang Mai.

If you have any ideas for a project you would like to make a reality, get in touch.

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