Contemporary And: Could you talk me through your selection process?
Antwaun Sargent: With this generation you have to engage online, because that’s where many came to understand pictures, encounter photos, and exchange images. For me, also, there are no traditional gatekeepers there, there are no editors there, there is no directing traffic there, there are no curators directing what’s in and what’s out. So it allows for certain possibilities. And one possibility is that borders can be transgressed. National borders, borders between, say, art and fashion, borders between conceptual and commercial, borders between the magazine and the museum. You know, all of these borders become fluid.
And so to me this exhibition was always going to be a sort of international conversation. It was important to make sure that the artist selection reflected how we encounter engines, irrespective or regardless of national borders.