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Janos Sugar on Sun, 1 Mar 2015 16:52:36 +0100 (CET)

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> Call for contributions to map artistic/curatorial self-organizations
> worldwide
> OFF-Biennale Budapest, organized for the first time in 2015, initiates
> a research on artistic and curatorial self-organizations currently
> active internationally.
> The aim of this research is to map best practices of grassroots
> contemporary art initiatives engaged with a democratic and sustainable
> mode of operation.
> About the OFF-Biennale
> Envisioned as a series of exhibitions and events in and beyond the city
> of Budapest, the OFF-Biennale is planned for the period between April
> 24 and the end of May 2015. It will be an occasion for a wide range of
> actors of the contemporary art field to consider and test the potential
> inherent in self-organization and network-based collaboration. Besides,
> it aims to offer an alternative both to the usual know-how of
> contemporary art biennials, as well as to the dominance of local
> state-run art infrastructures.  This Biennale endeavors to establish a
> base for a sustainable, well-connected independent and interdependent
> art scene in Hungary. For the sake of this cause, OFF-Biennale Budapest
> implements a structural model that is based on a commonality of
> interest, on voluntary work, on networking, collaboration, and
> solidarity. One of the main objectives of the project is to produce and
> present a wide spectrum of collaborative, DIY, network-based, and
> risk-taking art projects that critically address the emergent
> possibilities and the set of problems that result from the recent
> conservative/nationalist/populist/anti-democratic turn in Hungary and
> beyond.
> Call for contributions
> OFF-Biennale Budapest in this research aims to investigate artistic
> projects, initiatives, communities, institutions which are organized
> from the bottom up, are not exclusively dependent on state funding, and
> have an engaged and reflected relationship with the given social and
> political reality.
> We endeavor to set the basis for a platform of knowledge sharing and
> networking, where various contemporary art initiatives can meet.
> Artistic and curatorial collectives, projects, initiatives, and
> organizations are invited to send information about their activities
> and modes of operation which will be collected and presented in the
> course of the OFF-Biennale in the frame of an on-line publication on
> various forms of artistic and curatorial self-organizations.
> We are looking for contributors whose working methodologies correspond
> to at least some of the following criteria:
> - their activity is engaged with the transforming the potentials of
> art/culture and have a strong mission they represent consistently,
> - represent critical approaches towards the dominant, oppressing
> political environment and intend to sustain a critical and engaged
> contemporary art scene despite the unwelcoming atmosphere,
> - represent the interest of local communities with a special emphasis
> on communities in need,
> - their mode of operation is based on self-organization, and are not
> exclusively dependent on state funding and infrastructure,
> - have a strong interest in community and network building,
> - follow inventive economical models to ensure financial stability.
> Please upload information in English about your activity at the link 
> <https://docs.google.com/forms/d/1MQLozkukDLbZm_KcFLbo27GZh2xW9HnWclruAq12PG4/viewform>here> 
> till the 15th of March, 2015
> Thank you!
> The Curatorial team of the OFF-Biennale Budapest:
> Nikolett Er?ss, Anna Juh?sz, Hajnalka Somogyi, 
> Tijana Stepanovic, Borb?la Szalai, Katalin 
> Sz?kely, J?nos Szoboszlai
> <http://www.google.com/url?q=http%3A%2F%2Foffbiennale.hu%2F&sa=D&sntz=1&usg=AFQjCNG0mqzBFazF0BgkAqL3H5frYqA8aA>http://offbiennale.hu/
> more information: <mailto:civil {AT} offbiennale.hu>civil {AT} offbiennale.hu

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