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Connect to Care

Ng, Sin Tung (2024) Connect to Care. Masters thesis, OCAD University.

Item Type: Thesis
Creators: Ng, Sin Tung

Connect to Care is a curatorial project that explores through art-making how ethical care can be practiced about, with and for Asian newcomers in an attentive, bottom-up and reciprocal manner.

Collaborating with two newcomer-focused, Asian-founded art collectives – The Department of Imaginary Affairs and Waard Ward (in collaboration with artist Nicolas Fleming and artist Darren Rigo) – alongside Asian newcomer collaborators from the community, the exhibition presents their collective works of floristry and story-telling. These works invite reimagination of how newcomers can (re)establish their relationships with the society that they are resettling in, and how communities can connect and manifest ethical newcomer care through a proposed three-principle framework inspired by feminist scholars: (1) Caring about – attentive to newcomers’ voices and needs, (2) Caring with – bottom-up approach and, (3) Caring for – (re)building of reciprocal kinships and connections.

As newcomers and immigrants continue to make up a significant share of the Canadian population, this project hopes to enrich and fill the gaps of existing newcomer care and support. It also envisions to expand the scope of care ethics scholarship in relations to the subject of newcomers and/or immigrants, as well as curatorial and artistic practice.

Date: 8 May 2024
Uncontrolled Keywords: Care ethics, Newcomers, Asian diaspora, Contemporary art, Curatorial practice, Community, Collaboration, Participatory
Divisions: Graduate Studies > Criticism and Curatorial Practice
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Date Deposited: 09 May 2024 17:08
Last Modified: 09 May 2024 17:08
URI: https://openresearch.ocadu.ca/id/eprint/4496

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