Micro Social Cultures Live is a cultural community space which provides a working platform for everyone to support artists’ practices, started in 2018 by Bosse & Baum. It is an active shared space for research, thinking & discussion and for exchanging ideas and knowledge catalysed by contemporary art practice. This will result in an online library, commissioned essays & open source information. The annual programme is structured in 4 episodes, each episode centered around an artist-developed workshop. This year’s programme has been selected by Jamie Sutcliffe. The invited artists for 2018 will be: Hardeep Pandhal, Anna Zett, Claire Potter and Monira Al Qadiri.
Micro Social Cultures Live is an expression of Bosse & Baum’s ongoing commitment to audience development by using the gallery to bring current discourses to the attention of existing and new audiences, both in the local community and internationally, and encouraging active viewing and conversation. This platform will explore the function of live and active communities developing around galleries, which allow artists to develop their work in the context of these exchanges, whilst also becoming a tool and model for learning, and re-considering the role of the gallery for the future. It proposes a proactive model generating support and space to help the production and understanding of art; an example of micro communities which can be grown to help a larger number of practitioners, participants and publics.
Jamie Sutcliffe is a writer and publisher based in London. His essays, interviews and reviews have been published by Art Monthly, Frieze, Rhizome, The White Review, EROS Journal, The Quietus and Bricks From The Kiln. He co-directs Strange Attractor Press, an independent publishing house devoted to the documentation of unpopular cultures, now distributed by the MIT Press.Independently he co-edits both A-or-ist, a journal of new art writing, and Berserker, an anthology of underground comics and unabashed genre work published by Breakdown Press.
Hardeep Pandhal works in a variety of contexts and predominantly with drawing, moving image, spoken word and embroidery. His practice sifts through psychoanalytic theories, anthropological studies and advertising, using parody and symbolism and cartooning to explore ways in which forms of exclusion and otherness are constructed.
Monira Al Qadiri
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