Arts Collaboratory

Tent at 56th Venice Biennale

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Let’s Strike! Towards an inter-continental platform for art and cultural workers, roundtable discussion, S.a.L.E. Docks. Photo: Binna Choi, 2015
Arts Collaboratory Tote Bags, designed by Cooperativa Cràter Invertido, Arts Collaboratory Tent, 56th Venice Biennale. Photo: Binna Choi, 2015

On the occasion of the 56th Venice Biennale, Arts Collaboratory hosted a Tent, an informal gathering by Arts Collaboratory, with the independent initiative S.a.L.E. Docks on 7 May 2015. Among the Arts Collaboratory members Cooperativa Cràter Invertido, Mexico City, and Jumana Emil Abboud of Al-Ma’mal Foundation, Jerusalem took part the Biennale exhibition, All the World's Futures, led a critical drawing session exploring the political potential of collaborative drawing. The evening also showcased new Arts Collaboratory Map and Tote Bags, designed by Cooperativa Cràter Invertido, representing each of the Arts Collaboratory organizations as a unique platform undergoing a process of continual construction.

Prior to this event Arts Collaboratory also participated in the AB Strike program, co-organized by S.a.L.E. Docks and MACAO, which brought together a group of diverse art practitioners, social movements and researchers, including: G.U.L.F. (Global Ultra Luxury Faction), Noah Fisher, Florian Schneider, Roberto Ciccarelli and Gregory Sholette. Each presented their different approaches towards social struggles and discussed how to form an inter-continental platform for art and cultural workers. Within this context, Yollotl Alvarado of Cooperativa Cràter Invertido and Jumana Emil Abboud presented Arts Collaboratory and reflected on the recent discussions of developing a collective future vision that took place at the 2015 Senegal Assembly.