Last week, PSpace AD Jeff Khan and artist Justin Shoulder attended the second annual Asia Discovers Asia Meeting for Contemporary Performance (ADAM) artist platform in Taipei – a major new initiative by Taipei Performing Arts Centre to create new networks and opportunities for artists across the Asia Pacific.
For the first time four international partners, PSpace included, organised ADAM’s Artist Lab. The two-week collaborative workshop brought together 16 Asia Pacific artists including 2017 Liveworks artist Justin Shoulder, and 2018 Liveworks artist Angela Goh.
ADAM culminated in a four-day industry gathering where the artists exchanged their works and ideas with over 200 delegates from across the world. As part of this platform, PSpace Artistic Director Jeff Khan hosted a roundtable discussion on Feminist and Queer Performance Practices in an Asia Pacific Context.
ADAM was initiated by the Taipei Performing Arts Center (TPAC) in 2017 for the purpose of creating a platform with artists at its core. Curator River Lin says that ADAM serves to broaden and sustain interactions and communication among artists and to encourage collaborations among artists and arts venue and arts festival partners in the Asia-Pacific region.