The state of doubt that comes with breaking routines and leaving things behind highlights the position of each subject in relation to the work, the practice and the institution. With A Foreign Romance we attempt to share this doubt, this fragility, with an invited associate.
Where does artistic subjectivity stand in relation to institutional frameworks? Given the infrastructures that are supposed to support artistic practices, framing and mediating their public manifestation, we ask does their subjectivity translate into the modes and rhetoric of the institution? Where do possible discontinuities emerge between the two and how can we acknowledge them?
Within A Foreign Romance the associates are practitioners (curators, artists, writers) interested in defining their voice within a dialogue. The exchange is a method of research structured around intense engagements sometimes over expanded distances and time. These encounters direct future encounters leading one to the next.