17.09.2009 Talking About! – The Glocal Artist Collective

Thursday September 17, 2009 at 20:00
In the context of the Talking About!-programme, Het Wilde Weten was asked to host Cameroon artists Goddy Leye (Artbakery) and Hervé Youmbi (Cercle Kapsiki) between September 14-17. During the first 3 days, the artists will visit 12 Rotterdam’ Artist Collectives, from the new and upcoming projectspaces, to the more established studiobuildings and residencies. Het Wilde Weten would like to introduce them to the different local cultural practises and organizational models of the contemporary artist collective, imbedded in a global context.

On Thursday September 17, this introduction on Rotterdam collectives will be concluded by presentations by Goddy Leye, Hervé Youmby, the Springhill Institute (Birmingham), Surinam Artists Ravi Rajcoomar and Roddney Tjon Poen Gie (in Residence in Duende). They will introduce their practices in collectives, followed by a roundtable discussion.

Participating collectives: Het Wilde Weten, ADA, De Fabriek, Kunst & Complex, Dek22, Foundation B.a.d, Gallery 182a, Wlfrt, Fam. Ruim, Kaus Australis, Duende, Singer Sweatshop.

A list of current artist collectives in Rotterdam with links was compiled recently by Fucking Good Art and can be found here

More info on Talking About! and the artists can be found here

Open to public (free entry)

Organisation: Elian Somers & Kim Bouvy