NON NATIVE NATIVE
Friday 14–Sunday 16 July
Oranje-Vrijstaatkade 71, 1093 KS Amsterdam
NON NATIVE NATIVE FAIR is a unique gathering of creative practitioners from diverse backgrounds, which showcases old and new projects and products in the form of a trade fair. This public fair serves as an alternative space for exchange for the outsiders from within; critical creative practitioners between the Asian and European cultural landscapes, with a particular focus on contemporary visual culture. Our mission is to bring together diverse Asian narratives and foster critical artistic and design practices for a wide range of audience while creating a space for cross-disciplinary collaborations.
Through this year’s theme of PRO$PERITY NOW!, we invite you to explore with us the intricate relationship between magic and monetary value, where non-western spirituality and materiality intersect, and socio-political issues emerge. We seek to examine the transformation of intangible value to tangible value in artistic production and spark discussions on the seemingly contradictory concepts of magic and money.
The three-day fair combines a marketplace, an arena, and an exhibition space, packed with a multi-disciplinary programme where you are able to participate and experience the magical celebration of PRO$PERITY NOW!
By subverting the concept of an “Asian cultural fair” — a collage of elements which represent Asian culture — participants are invited to present their visions and projects that alternate and deepen dialogues regarding Asia. The NNN FAIR intends to examine the positions and relationships of Asians and aliens alike within the European cultural landscape in this everchanging age by blurring the boundaries between reality and fiction, appreciation and appropriation, labour and play.
In collaboration with Framer Framed, NON NATIVE NATIVE FAIR 2023 is realised with the support of AFK – Amsterdams Fonds voor de Kunst and Stimuleringsfonds Creatieve Industrie.
Our fairground is divided into 4 following zones;
Central to the NNN Fair is the Marketplace, where participants trade and exchange their products and services on their own terms. The products range from publications to prints to ceramics to tattoos.
The Service Kiosk is an area where more intimate services such as workshops, consultancies, or rituals are performed. Each service provider is available according to a timetable throughout the fair.
Complementary to the trade within the fair, the Arena is a stage where participants share their research, provide context to their products, or tell their stories in the form of a lecture performance, film, or presentation.
The Shrine is an exhibition space which brings together eight artists whose work resonates with the central theme of the NNN Fair. Visitors are invited to contemplate and meditate on the artefacts, which are on display beyond the duration of the fair.
Project Management Belle Phromchanya
Artistic Curation Honey Kraiwee
Coordination & Communication Darunee Terdtoontaveedej
Framer Framed Coordination Emily J. Lee, Jiyoung Kim, Dewi Laurente
Exhibition Design Kevin van Braak
Exhibition Production Jean Medina
Artistic Production Sankrit Kulmanochawong, Theetat Thunkijjanukij
NNNFAIR Graphic Design STUDIO150
The Shrine Graphic Design Theetat Thunkijjanukij
Design Assistant Mandy Cheng
Communication Assistant Mac Liu, Pam Virada
Website Development Dominik Vrabič Dežman
Public Relations Xiang Yu Yeung
Videography Julian Butler (KLONK)
Photography Sankrit Kulmanochawong