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Framer Framed

13 Nov –
23 Nov 2023

Arts Collaboratory Assembly: Imagining (our) future horizon(s)

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Framer Framed is pleased to be a co-partner of the Arts Collaboratory 8th Assembly in the Netherlands between 13-23 November 2023. Following previously enriching Assemblies in Indonesia, Senegal, Kyrgyzstan, Costa Rica, Palestine, Lebanon, Jordan and Uganda, and after a hiatus during the last few years due to the Covid-19 pandemic, this years Assembly is co-hosted by other member organisations Casco Art Institute: Working for the Commons and DOEN Foundation. Framer Framed hosts the closed event Imagining (our) Future on 22 November.

Arts Collaboratory Assemby: Harvesting & Futurecasting

Founded in 2007 and existing in its current form since 2015, Arts Collaboratory is an ecosystem of 24 diverse art organisations situated in Asia, the Middle East, Africa, Latin America, and Europe, all focused on the collective governance of the network. The organisations engage in expanded artistic and curatorial experiments for social change and sustainability practices in their respective contexts, while experimenting with new geographies of relations and webs of solidarities. Arts Collaboratory has a self-governing structure organized through assemblies, meetings called banga (meaning “time and space” in the Ugandan language Luganda), working groups, and collaborative projects. They connect different communities of artists, collectives, activists, curators, researchers, organisations, and platforms with different languages, interests, and diverse cultural backgrounds. The aim of unlearning capital – and productivity – driven working methods and practising anti/decolonisation is central to how the network thinks and lives.

The theme and the title of the Assembly is Harvesting and Futurecasting. After more than a decade of experimenting, studying, and working together as a trans-local art network, Arts Collaboratory (AC) organisations come together to reflect on the practices of collaboration, cooperation, shared resource building, and mutual support. During the Assembly, member organisations will also consider AC’s future – imagining and think about scenarios for what will come next.

The annual Assembly is integral to how AC operates in line with its ethical principles. It is the moment when member organisations physically come together to share time and knowledge, address issues and challenges through collective study, and engage in tooling and decision-making processes. Similarly, the Assembly is also an opportunity to build relations with the local contexts of the hosting members. By visiting initiatives, sites, and institutions at the host location, AC members engage and connect with local ecosystems.

During this special week of encounters, several public events will take place, too. Organisations, institutions, artists, cultural workers, and collectives in and around the Netherlands are invited to become acquainted with the network and join in imagining what a trans-local culture of collaboration for social change could look like in the field of expanded artistic practice.

In partnership with: Casco Art Institute, Van Abbemuseum (Eindhoven), de Appel (Amsterdam), Framer Framed (Amsterdam), HKU MAFA (Utrecht), and Rijksakademie (Amsterdam).


For updated information, please check the website of Casco Art Institute: Working for the Commons

Networking, collaboration, and cooperation in and through the arts: Arts Collaboratory, lumbung, and L’internationale in conversation

Wednesday 15 November 2023, 13:30–17:00
Van Abbemuseum, Eindhoven
RSVP required, please email info@casco.art.

Lumbung kios – Arts Collaboratory: a(n) (af)fair

Thursday 16 November, 18:00-21:30
De Appel, Amsterdam

These events are organised in the context of de Appel Curatorial Programme, Hope is a discipline.
Open to the public, no reservation is required.

Commoning and unlearning art organization: stories of transformation and relationality

Saturday 18 November, 16:00-21:00
Casco Art Institute: Working for the Commons, Utrecht

This event is organised in the context of Casco’s recently announced ‘ecosystem shift’ and the Nina bell F. House Museum. RSVP required, please email info@casco.art

Out of the classroom! Pedagogies for collectivity and justice in the arts

Sunday 19 November 2023, 14:00–18:30
Casco Art Institute: Working for the Commons, Utrecht

This event conceived in collaboration with Framer Framed, Amsterdam and HKU MAFA, Utrecht. It is a closed session with attendance by invitation only.

Imaging (our) future horizon(s)

Wednesday 22 November 2023
10:00-15:00 @Framer Framed, Amsterdam
16:00-19:00 @ Rijksakademie, Amsterdam

A session dedicated for Arts Collaboratory (AC) member organisations to revisit collectively the experiences, feelings, and knowledges emerging from the Assembly while expanding collaboration by considering AC’s future—conjuring, imagining, and thinking about scenarios for what will come next. This is a closed session, attendance is by invitation only.

The 2023 Assembly is co-organised and co-hosted by member organisations Casco Art Institute: Working for the Commons, Utrecht and DOEN Foundation, Amsterdam. For the 2023 Assembly, Arts Collaboratory is partnered with Framer Framed, Van Abbemuseum, de Appel, HKU MAFA, and Rijksakademie.

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