Cultural Remittance Pawnshoppe Episode 2: The Exhibition and The Hamlet

Artists: Ming Lin, Renan Laru-an, Clara Balaguer, Meenakshi Thirukode

Page Not Found presents “Cultural Remittance Pawnshoppe”, a cycle of events curated by Clara Balaguer and Meenakshi Thirukode (Instituting Otherwise). The second episode of the cycle welcomes artists Ming Lin and Renan Laru-an for an online gathering.


Artist, publisher, curator, and researcher Ming Lin (aka Canal Street Research/Shanzhai Lyric) presents her work through the archetype of The Hamlet, upending notions of authorship, borders, and property as constructed categories, not only from the lens of Shakespeare’s legendary play—a script that may have been bootlegged by an "author" who may not even have existed at all. Curator Renan Laru-an presents his work through the archetype of The Exhibition, thinking through what exhibitions could be without art history, without artists and curators, as artistic experiments or curatorial correctives, as transmissions of heritage outside of the exhibitionary complex, as miracles.


To Be Determined (Primary Cell: Meenakshi Thirukode and Clara Balaguer) build a series of long distance remittance sessions at Page Not Found, featuring people who are intimate with migratory realities as a lifestyle that begets archetypes for a practice. Whether by fleeing further South, draining towards the North, or exiting contested “centers” and “canons,” their work explores what exists on the margins, not because it lacks value but because it has been grossly misclassified—by empire, patriarchy, casteism, or any other intersectional oppressions—as unremarkable.

Balaguer and Thirukode have proposed a series of conversational alchemies between India and the Philippines. They ask each guest pairing to present their work in light of an archetype they are practicing, researching, or becoming. A publication will be printed and pawned at the close of these conversations.


Cultural Remittance Pawnshoppe is made possible by a generous institutional consortium between Page Not Found, the Collecting Otherwise research group at Het Nieuwe Instituut and PrintRoom.

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This event takes place online. Find a link to the livestream below.

22 Oct 15:00
Boekhorststraat 126-128


Paviljoensgracht 20, 2512 BP Den Haag
Galerie Maurits van de Laar
Gallery Nono
Museum Rijswijk
West Den Haag