Here There and Everywhere: The Art Of Collaboration
Place: Part VII   Imaginary

The Practice of Making a Guidebook

Minkyoung Kim • Korea • Artist and Designer
Yunju Chang • Korea • Curator
Matteo Orsini • USA • Artist and Teacher
Leyla Stevens • Australia • Photographer
Daniel Wang • Canada • Writer

For their collaboration, a team of international artists and a non-artist described a place to other artists who had never visited the destination they were describing. Those artists then made a guidebook for that location, based on their impressions of the information they received. Afterwards, both the initial and interpreted images and texts were woven together, revealing the ways in which local knowledge is transformed when filtered through a person of a different cultural background and field of discipline.

Hampden and Central Galleries, University of Massachusetts • Amherst, Massachusetts, USA •
April 2011

Located on the University of Massachusetts’ Amherst campus, Hampden and Central Galleries’ mission is to facilitate cultural understanding through exhibitions and in-depth adjunct programming. The main focus is on new work by emerging artists in the fields of painting, sculpture, printmaking, mixed media, video and new media.