The AiRx programme provides the opportunity for artists to explore their practice in a different country, as they engage new people and experience different ways of life while assuming the role of cultural ambassadors to bridge communities. The programme culminates in a collaborate work/s by the pair of artists, reflective of or inspired by new insights and perspectives gained from exchange.
Since its launch in 2011, AiRx has brought together Singaporean and British visual artists Michael Lee and Bob Matthews in 2011, and Genevieve Chua and Emma Critchley in 2012 to reflect, research, collaborate, conduct public presentations and connect with the larger community in Singapore and the United Kingdom.
The resulting exhibitions from their collaborations, Utopias and Disappearing Moon were presented in Singapore at the National Museum and Institute of Contemporary Art, and in London at Asia House. In addition, the programme has engaged over 4,000 from the creative communities and leaders in business, government, social and cultural sectors, as well as students. Dialogues with the public of varying scale were organised with the support of partners including Art Stage Singapore, Singapore Tyler Print Institute, LASALLE College of the Arts and Royal College of Art, among others.
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