rainbowartsproject (RAP) is an artists initiative with the direction of constantly presenting queer culture in Singapore and South East Asia. The project aims to fulfill its mission through exhibitions, documentations and researches.
RAP documents queer culture through online blog, exhibits queer works in public spaces, initiates artworks-based research on queer identities and attempts to revive queer publication in form of zines-catalogues. RAP is currently based in Jakarta, Indonesia.
Started in late 2009, RAP has worked with over 60 artists from Singapore, Malaysia, Indonesia, Thailand, Japan, Hong Kong, Israel, Spain, Italy, Germany, Sweden, Denmark, Canada and United States of America. The project has also presented over 20 exhibitions in Singapore, Malaysia, Indonesia and Sweden.
Leslie and Lohman Gay Art Foundation
’a safe haven for that art which is often excluded from main stream exhibitions and textbooks and looked upon as taboo or less than important or embracing by historians and critics. Indeed, some even try to deny its existence!’
Tom of Finland Foundation
’protect, promote and preserve erotic art’
The Robert Mapplethorpe Foundation
’promote the causes he [Mapplethorpe] cared about’, primarily being AIDS and HIV causes.
SUPPORTERS and SPONSORS
RAP is very thankful to the following organizations and spaces for the continuous support and collaboration
Does Your Mother Know (DYMK) bar
Supermarket; Stockholm Independent Art Fair
Action For AIDS
PeopleLikeUs (PLU) Hangout Cafe
Singapore Contemporary Young Artists