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<nettime-ann> english version: EXERCISES ON ADHOCRACY , July 10-16, Pärn
Rael Artel on Wed, 4 Jul 2007 23:09:00 +0200 (CEST)

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<nettime-ann> english version: EXERCISES ON ADHOCRACY , July 10-16, Pärnu, Estonia

English version here:

Date: July 10?16, 2007
Venue: Former space of Rael Artel Gallery: Non-Profit Project Space
Lõuna Street 20, Pärnu, Estonia
Website: www.biennaleofyoungartists.org

A summer camp focusing on self-organisation and grass-roots democracy in
the context of contemporary art and transforming civil society.

Exercises on Adhocracy is a one-week summer camp gathering self-organised
initiatives from the field of contemporary art to meet and work in Pärnu,
developing ideas on independency and autonomy, collaborative work and
collectivity, counter-publicity and alternative economic structures.
Exercises on Adhocracy examines the possibilities for cultural and
political autonomy in contemporary society from the perspective of
independent art initiatives who have developed their practice in a
specific place and context.
The term ?adhocracy? is a portmanteau of the Latin ad hoc, meaning ?for
this purpose?, and the suffix -cracy, from the Greek cratein, meaning ?to
govern?. In its essence, adhocracy is a mode of social organisation that
relies on non-hierarchic and decentralised power relations. The workshop
takes place in Pärnu, a place that holds a special position in the
cultural landscape of Estonia, thanks to a variety of self-organised

Participating initiatives: ARTISHOK (web-blog for art criticism), Tallinn;
K {AT} 2 (independent culture and information centre), Liepaja; PRELOM (journal
for images and politics), Belgrade; SEKCJA (internet art magazine),
Warsaw; SWOP NETWORK (artist?s network), Aarhus.

Contributors: Maarin Ektermann, Anna Lazar, Santa Mazika, Karol
Sienkiewicz, Lise Skou, Jelena Vesic.

Exercises on Adhocracy is the third event in the series of Public
Preparation project: the public preparation phase for the upcoming
Biennale of Young Artists in Tallinn in October 2007. Public Preparation
is a sequence of informal encounters which at the same time constitutes
the publicly visible preparation process of the Biennale as well as the
course of preparing and educating the public for the Biennale.

Exercises on Adhocracy is organised by Rael Artel and Airi Triisberg.

The camp language is English.

Low-comfort accommodation will be provided for free.

PLEASE REGISTER at publicpreparation(a)gmail.com.

The time schedule and workshop descriptions are published at

For further information please contact:
Rael Artel, co-curator for the Biennale of Young Artists; project
co-ordinator for Public Preparation.
e-mail: moskva80(a)moskva80.com

Airi Triisberg, project co-ordinator for Public Preparation.
e-mail: airi_triisberg(a)yahoo.com

Exercises on Adhocracy is kindly supported by Estonian Cultural Endowment,
Pärnu City Government and Pärnu Sütevaka Private High School of

Forever Yours,
Rael Artel
+ 372 56 229 213
moskva80 {AT} moskva80.com

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