Malaysian artist, Sharon Chin, joined us as artist in residence as part of the Inter-Faith Inter-Cultural Artists Narratives initiative.
“IFICAN is new initiative from Difference Exchange that seeks to enhance debate and understanding of the relationship between art and faith. With a recently awarded grant from Arts Council, England (ACE), the project will invite five artists to make a new work placed with faith organisations in various parts of the world. The project will ask ‘in what ways would inter-faith relations change if an artist from one faith background was invited to develop ideas and make new work in an entirely different religious environment’. The aim, ultimately, is to promote inter-faith and intra-faith understanding through artistic dialogue and exchange.”
Sharon Chin, How to Talk to Strangers. 2007.