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TARGETArt Collectives and art practitioners involved in collective practice
Collectively gathered participants coming from the arts and beyond, sensitive to developing new ways of working, thinking and living together. They were often motivated by precise social concerns and research interests; many had developed specific tools, strategies or languages; through collaboration they articulated ethical positions and experimented with alternative forms of practice. The forum was conceived as a self-organized sharing space: the relations between participants were developed through various scores, instructions and protocols proposed to be tested together. During the day, workshops were also proposed by the participants in the studios and spaces of Iaspis. Each day ends with a dinner and evening of performances, screenings and talks.
If art collectives, and the various forms of collective practice in the field of culture, are often understood in opposition to the artist as individual genius, echoing non-hierarchical forms of organizations and alternative ways of living, today this form is not necessarily a synonym of subversion or emancipation. Parallel to recent developments of network technologies, many collective methods and values have been assimilated by engineering, management, marketing, and by most contemporary political ideologies. It becomes necessary to inquire into how collective practices can foster better social understandings, encourage new forms of solidarity and improve living conditions for everyone. Collectively creates an environment to test, share, learn and unlearn different forms of knowledge and life tactics, a space to present unforeseen associations between a diversity of contemporary practices and to speculate on the hopes they generate. Participants: 0s+1s, Erik Annerborn, Art Lab Gnesta, Art Labor, Bigert & Bergström, Brunåkra, Eglė Budvytytė, AIM Network, The Center for the Less Good Idea, Council, CUSS Group, Anne Davidian, Fylkingen, Nathalie Gabrielsson, keyon gaskin, Cecilia Gelin, Benji Gerdes, Gideonsson/Londré, Goldin+Senneby, Gruppen, Gudskul, Martin Guinard-Terrin, Soledad Gutiérrez, Gylleboverket, Sandi Hilal, Mats Hjelm, Laura Huertas Millán, Hyphen, INLAND, IntraGalactic, Virginija Januškevičiūtė, Hanni Kamaly, Angie Keefer, Alexandra Khazina, k.ö.k, La Nocturna, Inga Lāce, Local A., Lundahl&Seitl, Raimundas Malašauskas, Mapping the Unjust City, Alice Máselniková, Ana Mendes, Elena Narbutaitė, Robertas Narkus, Public Movement, Vivian Rehberg, Rejmyre Art Lab, Elham Rokni, Viktorija Rybakova, S!GNAL, Frida Sandström, Aron Schoug, My Lindh, Smychka, Kathryn Weir, Werker Collective, Knutte Wester, Sofia Wiberg, WochenKlausur, Giorgiana Zachia Curated by Grégory Castéra together with advisors Raimundas Malašauskas, Claire Tancons, Kathryn Weir.