Book release and celebration – AIM Network, Artist Initiative Meetings

Saturday, 16th of September, 9pm at >top Schillerpalais, Schillerpromenade 4, 12059 Berlin

 

 

For the book release there will be a short presentation of the AIM network. Several Artists and Initiatives of the network will attend and celebrate at this unique evening at >top Schillerpalais.

The AIM Network

is a publication about the AIM Network, a diverse network of European artists’ initiatives and their exchange of knowledge and experiences over a period of six years. The members got to know each other at Supermarket, an international art fair for artist-run spaces held annually in Stockholm, and continued meeting in different cities in and out of Europe to discuss key issues of self-organised exhibition spaces. They also engaged in an idea of developing an online Artist-Run Map that would gather artist-run initiatives to enhance their visibility and provide space for artistic exchange. There can be found many examples of attempts to create a similar map, but they have all failed, being either incomplete or becoming fast outdated.

AIM have discussed the problematics surrounding this project, identified the main obstacles and developed a number of conceivable solutions, but as of now have not gathered the resources to perfect and launch a functioning Artist-Run Map. Hopefully, the groundwork done by AIM can be used by anyone seeking to realise a similar resource, and contribute to formation of creative encounters where ideas and knowledge are exchanged.


ISBN 978-91-639-3500-8
© 2017 AIM Network/Supermarket – Stockholm Independent Art Fair
Editors: Andreas Ribbung and Anna Tomaszewska
Text editing: Alice Maselnikova, Stuart Mayes
Graphic design: Dennis Hanqvist

AIM (Artists’ Initiatives’ Meetings) ist ein Netzwerk aus elf Partnern aus ganz Europa, bestehend aus diversen Künstlerinitiativen, darunter auch von Künstlern organisierte Ausstellungsräume. Das Netzwerk soll Erfahrungs- und Wissensaustausch fördern und Mobilität und Kooperation steigern. Wir haben ein Bedürfnis nach einer gemeinsamen Plattform identifiziert, und damit begonnen, ein weltweites Netzwerk von Künstlerinitiativen aufzubauen. Für die Organisationen selbst, für Künstler und Stakeholder in der Kunstwelt wie auch die breitere Öffentlichkeit ist es unverzichtbar, Sichtbarkeit und Zugänglichkeit zu steigern.

Bisherige Konferenzen:
Berlin 10/2010, Stockholm 02/2011, Kopenhagen 11/2011, Binissalem 02/2012, Stockholm 02/2013, Helsinki 11/2013, Stockholm 02/2014, Athen 05/2014, Riga/Grobina 11/2014, Stockholm 04/2015, Wroclaw 05/2016.