#3 Conference OFFOFF 2022 / SA 12.03.2022

Next Meeting open to all Offspaces in Switzerland:

Saturday 12th March 2022, starting from 17.00 o’clock @ STANDARD DELUXE, Lausanne / Rue St. Martin 38bis, 1005 Lausanne / www.standard-deluxe.ch

www.offoff.ch / Infopage about independent art spaces in Switzerland. Forgot someone? Please contact: info@offoff.ch

30. November 2021 by offoff
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PROTOCOL #2 Conference OFFOFF 2021 / 16.10.2021

OFF OFF 2# CONFERENCE / 16.10.2021 | 5pm–9pm / Palazzina Art Space Basel

OFF OFF – WHO IS AROUND?

Short welcome. Announcement that photos will be taken and then we start with a round of introductions. Short info about OFF OFF and the last conference.

Those present introduce themselves. Unfortunately, not all with exact name and initiative could be recorded. Therefore see resolution, in the future all participants*innen before the meetings announce themselves, or register in advance, or afterwards in an open google form.

OFF OFF – WHAT HAPPENED SO FAR?

Former idea collection:

– What is our goal?

– Specific Ideas?

– Newspaper? 

– Monthly Newsletter?

– Lobby Group for political discussions?

– Conferences?

OFF OFF WEBSITE AND EMAIL

WEBSITE AND EMAIL / The conferences are announced online on the website and via email. Everyone agrees, on communication via Email about the current activities, annual national conferences and other activities.

WHAT IS OFF OFF?

Discussion on DEFINITIONS / What is independent? What is an independent space?: If you feel the need to be on the website, then you are an independent space. When you are not independent you know it! We don’t need to work all the time without money. Is it an idea to build a strong lobby group? There is money but it goes all the time in the same places. The question of the naming is a difficult one. What is an initiative?

OFFOFF CAN BECOME… / Offoff can be a label of an association that is Swisswide. It should help you to be bigger. We are divers and heterogen. That’s the core of all the off spaces. MONEY / KNOWLEDGE (Offoff can be a place where we discuss money issues etc. share our knowledge LABEL / OPEN TO EVERYBODY (Offoff can be a label, you can use it, if you need it – for ex. As a broader approach on systemic issues), REGULAR MEETINGS (Offoff can be meetings for certain topics), OFFOFF WEEKENDS (Offoff can be a week-end to cooperate), ARCHIVE (Offoff can be an archive), BIGGER CONFERENCE (Offoff can be conferences about detail issues), PARTNERS IN CULTURE POLITICAL DISCUSSIONS (Not focus on definition questions, opened to be used for different purpose), OFFOFF LOBBY  (can be used politically and have a political agenda and discuss cultural politics and what steps we want/can to take as an association ) OFFOFF (Offoff can be for  artists), OFFOFF FOR ALL  (for artists,  exhibitors, cultural managers and mediators), OFFOFF, Can be a lot of things… Off off can do… Off off can be…

WHAT IS NOT OFF OFF?

MONEY AND ARCHIVES 

  1. Talking about money and archives are against the spirit of spaces, against the concept of spaces, which is about being independent and fluid and ephemere. Money and archives are destroying the spirit of spaces. 
  2. If something is not reachable for historians, we will not be in cultural consciousness. If we can get more money, visibility or power. This is about information transfer. Don’t waste this knowledge.
  3. Not being used to talk about those issues or organizing ourselves in order to evolve in those areas, shouldn’t mean we don’t talk about it. We just have to take more time for it / discuss it in the regional meetings / or in the retraite / not in the conferences (just one evening ist not enough for those topics, the other ones fall too short). 

WHAT COULD OFF OFF BECOME?

– ANNOUNCEMENTS ONLINE

Research activities announced online

Archive of Initiatives Online

– MONEY / LOBBYIST

Groups for certain topics like the survey, national maps, statistics

Announce separate meetings for certain topics

Regional meetings for regional topics

Regional groups

– LABEL / OPEN TO EVERYBODY

The label could be used by initiatives to get funding

The label could get used by initiatives to get resources by private

The label could be used by regional groups to raise visibility concerning political decisions on regional cultural funding

The label could be used to raise visibility concerning political decisions on national cultural funding

The label could get used by everyone involved if they are invited somewhere or want to raise their voice concerning the topic of nationwide alternative art spaces

MEETINGS

  • Two annual national conferences in spring and autumn always in another region 

1. Short welcome and context/activities of the host-initiative/space

2. Overview work done by regions/Ambassadors

3. Overview work done by the Bord

4. Exchange & Drinks & Dinner

  • Regional meetings by regional ambassadors for specific topics like: Money, Funding, Regional issues, actual culture political issues etc.
  • Board-Meetings  

23. November 2021 by offoff
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#2 Conference OFFOFF 2021 / 16.10.2021

Next Meeting open to all Offspaces in Switzerland:

Saturday 16th October 2021, starting from 17.00 o’clock @ PALAZZINA, Basel / Alemannengasse 60, 4058 Basel https://www.palazzina.ch

www.offoff.ch / Infopage about independent art spaces in Switzerland. Forgot someone? Please contact: info@offoff.ch

https://www.facebook.com/offoffch / There is an offoff facebook page with 3400 followers. If you want do some advertising for your activities you can use it if you want! The idea is that the page works as a kind of agenda for CH-offspace culture. So, if you do facebook and you’re interested; please contact Chri Frautschi info@chrifrautschi.ch so he can put you as a admin.

Daily Agenda

17.00 – 17.30

incoming, welcome round

17.30 – 19.30

news / activities from the member’s board

group discussion

topics

  • future / desires of OFFOFF
  • gathering OFFOFF materials for archive / documentation

At this conference #2 we would like to collect publications, texts, flyers, documents etc. from swiss offspaces to take them together for some archives (SIK-ART, swiss national library etc.). PLEASE BRING YOUR STUFF with you! Analog (papers) or digital (USB Sticks)

19.30 to 19.40

group photo of all participants

19.40 to…

Pique-Nique Canadienne / Canadian BBQ

  • everybody brings some food for everybody 🙂

18. September 2021 by offoff
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The swiss artist run scene

A text by Jasmin Glaab for Supermarket Art Magazine #10  (Stockholm Independent Art Fair 2020)

04. September 2021 by offoff
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03.07.21: OFFOFF Network reactivated!

30. August 2021 by offoff
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OFFOFF recommends: Artist-run Spaces Database

Artist-run Spaces Database / France :  www.artist-run-spaces.org

19. June 2014 by chri
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OFFOFF recommends: Charta 2016 Petition

Charta und OFF OFF lancieren die Petition zur strukturellen Förderung von selbst-organisierten Räumen und Strukturen in der Bildenden Kunst in Ihrer Smokers-Lounge vor der Halle 4.0 an den Swiss Art Awards. Nachdem seit dem letzten Jahr keine finanzielle Unterstützung durch das Bundesamt für Kultur ausgerichtet wird, sind einige Kunsträume in existenzielle Bedrängnis geraten. Wir wollen dies mit der Petition ändern. Vorbeikommen und unterschreiben, damit es in der Bildenden Kunst nicht nur Leuchtürme gibt, sondern eine Vielheit an Denkansätzen und intellektuellen Herausforderungen.

Montag, 10.6., Soli-Bar und Help-Desk ab 17 Uhr.

Charta und OFF OFF lancent la pétition pour une soutien structurel des espace indépendants dans le domaine des arts visuels, dans leur Smokers-Lounge devant la Halle 4.0 des Swiss Art Awards.Depuis l’année passée, aucun soutien financier ne sera accordé par l’Office fédéral de la culture, certains espaces d’art sont dans des situations existencielles difficiles. Nous voulons changer cela avec cette pétition. Venez et signez, afin qu’il n’y ait plus seulement que des institutions phares, mais aussi une multiplicité d’approches et d’enjeux intellectuels.

Lundi, 10.6., Soli-Bar et Help-Desk commence à 17 heures.

Find us here

http://charta2016.blogspot.ch
https://www.facebook.com/events/532146153516004
http://offoff.ch

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07. June 2013 by chri
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OFFOFF recommends: 1. Kollektiv Open Masters

Artists and curators Tennis Open @ Remise Zürich //

Remise, Lagerstrasse 98/99, 8004 Zürich //

Powered by: Kollektiv-Bern //

 

 

Ramon Feller / Ines Schärer (http://projektda.blogspot.ch/) Franz Krähenbühl / Sibylle Heiniger (http://www.transform.bz/) Juliane Wolski (http://www.grandpalais.ch/) Ba Berger/Andreas Wagner (http://www.raum-no.ch/) Gabriel Flückiger (http://www.balk.cc/) Daniel Suter (http://www.marksblond.com/) Daria & Maia Gusberti (http://www.lehrerzimmer.be/) Chri Frautschi (http://www.lokal-int.ch/) off/center (Dominik Müller & Kate Whitebread) Marc Munter

 

 

Kollektiv-Bern vereinigt kuratorische Initiativen aus Stadt und Kanton Bern.
Kollektiv-Bern hat zum Ziel interessierte Aktive zu vernetzen, die Sichtbakeit der einzelnen Aktivitäten zu erhöhen, gemeinsame kulturpolitische Interessen zu wahren und gemeinsame Auftritte zu wagen.
Kollektiv-Bern wurde am 08.10.2012 gegründet und trifft sich zum monatlichen Austausch.

 

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18. April 2013 by chri
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OFFOFF recommends: Stockholm Independent Art Fair

Stockholm Independent Art Fair SUPERMARKET has been arranged since 2007 by a small group most of whom are artists themselves. Supermarket is a development of Minimarket, which was held at Konstnärshuset in February 2006 in reaction to the new commercial art fair Market.

Initiated and organised by artists, this project has rapidly evolved from a modest group of local initiatives to a full-fledged international art exhibition that has made its mark and helped firmly establish Stockholm on the art world map.

SUPERMARKET started in small scale as MINIMARKET in 2006 in an art nouveau palace, the following year it became SUPERMARKET, with international presence in the same site, 2008 it moved to a run-down industrial space, then to a newly built first-class designer hotel (Clarion Hotel Stockholm) and 2010 to the very heart of Stockholm – Kulturhuset (House of Culture).

 

15-17 FEBRUARY 2013
Kulturhuset in Stockholm

3rd and 5th floor
Kulturhuset, located in the city centre of Stockholm.
Sergels torg 3

Friday 11–22
Saturday 11–20
Sunday 11–18

http://www.supermarketartfair.com/

05. February 2013 by chri
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OFFOFF recommends: Kollektiv Bern

Kollektiv-Bern vereinigt kuratorische Initiativen aus Stadt und Kanton Bern.
Kollektiv-Bern hat zum Ziel interessierte Aktive zu vernetzen, die Sichtbakeit der einzelnen Aktivitäten zu erhöhen, gemeinsame kulturpolitische Interessen zu wahren und gemeinsame Auftritte zu wagen.
Kollektiv-Bern wurde am 08.10.2012 gegründet und trifft sich zum monatlichen Austausch.

Ramon Feller / Ines Schärer (http://projektda.blogspot.ch) Franz Krähenbühl / Sibylle Heiniger (http://www.transform.bz) Juliane Wolski (http://www.grandpalais.ch) Ba Berger / Andreas Wagner (http://www.raum-no.ch) Gabriel Flückiger (http://www.balk.cc) Daniel Suter (http://www.marksblond.com) Alain Jenzer (http://www.nomad-project.ch) Maia Gusberti (http://www.lehrerzimmer.be) Chri Frautschi (http://www.lokal-int.ch) off/center (Dominik Müller & Kate Whitebread), Anabel Sarabi, Andreas Egli, Marc Munter, Mia Sanchez, Eva Maria Knuesel, Aurelia Fischli, Ernestyna Orlowska

27. November 2012 by chri
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