On Holding Space is a publication that hopes to unfurl the ecologies of generosity. Holding space for one another should be open-ended, an undercurrent, a deep breath. How might this expansiveness colour the way we move, make, or compose alliances?

As a platform that has primarily inhabited the digital and textual space, this publication follows closely the discursive grain of the work that we've been doing online. It is envisioned as a physical and tactile extension of Object Lessons Space.

The texts and visual artworks in the publication are accomplices to one another. Complementing these interventions are a series of poems that stand in the gap, playing with both words and images to countervail the purely textual or visual.

Price: SGD 48
Language: English
No. of pages: 116
Size: 252mm x 297mm
Published in Singapore, 2021

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“Lines and paths intersect, intertwine, cross over and cross-pollinate in strange ways.

This publication is a pregnant pause — or maybe as Roland Barthes would term it — a void. Without beckoning to be filled or being premised upon reciprocity, I see this gap as a culture medium — nurturing and open-ended.

Whenever you feel ready, the cusp beckons.”

In the publication:
  • Interviews with Sonia Kwek, Charmaine Poh, Pey Chuan Tan and PURE EVER
  • Artworks by Joanne Pang, Marla Bendini, Rifqi Amirul Rosli and Aki Hassan
  • Poems by Jollin Tan

space, generosity, ecologies, contemporary art, reciprocity, independent practice

On Holding Space is published in Singapore by Object Lessons Space, and designed by Studio SWELL & Vita Nikolaieva.

The publication is supported by by the Goethe-Institut Singapore’s AUSSICHT Support Fund and Allegro Print. It also received support from the Singapore Unbound Relief Fund (SURF).

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