Andy Butler 

Writer + Curator + Artist

August 2019

Politically Malleable at Green Papaya Art Projects, Manila

Andy Butler

17 August 2019 | 7pm | Green Papaya Art Projects
41B T. Gener, Kamuning, Quezon City, The Philippines

Andy Butler is a writer, curator and artist based in Melbourne, Australia. His recent work interrogates the echoes of colonialism that continue to shape systems of power, and the current appetite within Euro-American cultural institutions for artistic practices from the margins. Andy will give an overview of several recent projects that have questioned power from inside its structures – he will use this talk as an opportunity to reflect on the limits and possibilities of institutional critique, and how artists and cultural workers might use their labour and resources to push for social change.

Andy is Green Papaya Art Project’s 2019 Asialink Arts resident. His writing on art and politics has been published widely, including in The Monthly, The Saturday Paper, Art+Australia and in various exhibition catalogues and writing anthologies. He has read his work at places including Melbourne Writers Festival, Jakarta Writers’ Series and the Australian Centre for Contemporary Art. Andy has curated exhibitions at artist run spaces and public galleries, with support from funding agencies including Creative Victoria and the Australia Council for the Arts. He has undertaken artist and writing residencies in Australia, Indonesia and Philippines. He sits on the board of SEVENTH Gallery, an artist run initiative in Melbourne in its 20th year of operation.

Asialink Arts made this happen. Supported by the Victorian Government through Creative Victoria. Hosted by Green Papaya Art Projects.

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