Know Thy Neighbour is a new series of Perth-based temporary public art projects presented by International Art Space (IAS).
Throughout 2016-2017 West Australian artists will be commissioned to create new projects that involve and engage a variety of micro-communities in the suburbs surrounding metropolitan Perth. Know Thy Neighbour complements IAS’s core spaced program and is based on the same curatorial principles, encompassing artistic practices that are context-responsive and intervene in the fabric of everyday life. However, while spaced’ focus is international in scope, taking artists to remote, regional and overseas locations across vast distances, Know Thy Neighbour will concentrate on a small and very localised urban microcosm. Taking the diverse social make-up of Perth as a starting point, artists will employ interventionist strategies and collaborative measures to stimulate conversations around shared issues, reveal hidden communities and create new forms of social interaction. The outcomes of each project will be presented in public locations across Perth.