Introduction SqW:Lab 2018

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Square Works Laboratory (SqW:Lab) is a three-month programme for cultural practitioners from all over the world. Ten creatives have come together for a launch week in Mumbai, to play, work site responsively, be inspired by each other and showcase their process.

SqW:Lab is the result of conversations about practice, domesticity and drawing, going back as far as 2012, between curator Charlie Levine, architect Katsushi Goto, artists Vishwa Shroff and Tash Kahn and art writer Rose van Mierlo. These discussions took place in a multitude of ways: around kitchen tables, in galleries, through postcard exchanges and Skype calls.

This inaugural year the founding five fellows have invited five creative practitioners to join in this exchange. SqW:Lab is pleased to host artists Gustovo S. Ferro (Brazil/United Kingdom), John Ros (USA), Sameer Kulavoor (India), Sutapa Biswas (United Kingdom), and architect Thomas Tsang (Hong Kong).

This exhibition presents work made over a period of seven days: independently, collaboratively, responsively, yet always keeping in mind the themes of domesticity, drawing and process.

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