«Art Swap Europe – Artist-run Initiatives and International Exchange» an der Akademie der bildenden Künste Berlin, 11.-12 Oktober 2008

Im Oktober 2008 wurde OFFOFF eingeladen am ART SWAP EURPOPE teilzunehmen. Als OFFOFF Vertreter nahm Daniel Suter vom Marks Blond Project an einem Podium teil und referierte zum OFFOFF Netzwerk.

Open forum
Artist-run initiatives and project spaces initiated by artists play an important role alongside the established art market. They not only facilitate contact between the artist, the artwork and the audience, but also give artists the opportunity to grapple with other artistic perspectives. Artist-run initiatives also permit experimental approaches, since most of them are not commercially oriented.
A large number of such artist initiatives and networks are already cooperating with one another in various ways throughout Europe. Links are usually established through personal contacts.

On 11 and 12 October 2008, IGBK hosted an open forum for presentations of concepts and spaces, for discussions and face-to-face meetings. About 80 project and exhibition spaces as well as networks of artist-run initiatives were presented in an exhibition by means of display boards, photographs, catalogues and other information material.

Invited projects and spaces
A Certain Lack of Coherence (Porto), Artist Studios South Tel-Aviv (Tel-Aviv), Art Laboratory Berlin (Berlin), Art pavilion (Podgorica), arttransponder (Berlin), a Sala (Porto), cargobar (Basel), CirkulationsCentralen (Malmö), Cultural Center ’CK’ (Skopje), Dada Post (Berlin), D.I.V.O. institute (Kolin), EINSTELLUNGSRAUM (Hamburg), Exhibition Centre Constantin Brâncusi (Chisinau), FIT freie internationale tankstelle (Berlin), Formverk (Eskilstuna), Galleria Espoonsilta (Espoo), Galleri 69 (Oslo), Gallery of the Slovak Union of Visual Arts (Bratislava), guestroom (London), Hafriyat Karaköy (Istanbul), Heidelberger FORUM für KUNST (Heidelberg), Het Rondeel (Maastricht), Hobusepea Galerii (Tallinn), IDEE 01239 e.V. (Dresden), immanence (Paris), Impex (Budapest), Jet (Berlin), Koh-i-noor (Copenhagen), Künstlerforum Bonn (Bonn), Künstlerhaus Dortmund (Dortmund), Kunstbahnhof Dresden (Dresden), KUNSTFAKTOR Produzentengalerie (Berlin), Kunst-Imbiss (Hamburg), Kunstpflug (Brück), Kunstverein GRAZ (Regensburg), K2 Contemporary Art Center (Izmir), Ladan/the mobile box (Gothenburg), LE (9) BIS (Saint-Etienne), Lokal-int (Biel-Bienne), Mad Woman in the Attic (Porto), microwesten (Berlin/Munich/Oberstdorf/Kassel), montanaberlin (Berlin), Oficyna Malarska (Warsaw), PENG! raum für kunst (Mannheim), petersburg project space (Amsterdam), Piramid Art Center (Istanbul), Plan 9 (Bristol), platform (Vaasa), Prima Center Berlin (Berlin), Produzentengalerie M (Potsdam), Produzentengalerie Passau (Passau), Pryzmat Gallery (Krakow), Rael Artel Gallery (Tartu), Remont Gallery (Beograd), rosalux (Berlin), Senko Studio (Viborg), sparwasser hq (Berlin), Stapelhaus (Cologne), Start Art (Reykjavik), Stedefreund (Berlin), Studio 44 (Stockholm), Substitut (Berlin), Titanik (Turku), The White Tube (Oslo), trottoir (Hamburg), Udstillingsstedet SPANIEN19C (Aarhus), Unten Drunter (Malmö), UNWETTER (Berlin), uqbar (Berlin), Verkligheten (Umea), video tank (Zurich), Visite ma tente (Berlin), 7. Stock (Dresden), 26cc (Rome), 91mQ art project space (Berlin), :mentalKliNiK (Istanbul) and Artquest (London), berlinerpool (Berlin), Kolonie Wedding e.V. (Berlin), New Work Network (London), Nordic Art Association (Sweden), OFFOFF – Independant Art Spaces Switzerland (Switzerland)

The project was initiated by Werner Schaub.
Information: http://artswap-europe.eu

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