Conversations is a space for discussions and dialogue with invited guest writers, artists, critics, and curators on relevant topics, current events and exhibitions, modes of working, forms of funding, etc. It is divided into three sections;
︎︎︎ Texts in the form of reviews and articles.
︎︎︎ Podcast episodes with invited guests.
︎︎︎ K-oh-llective blog entries.
We set out an open invitation for a discussion around application writing processes and the difficulties that come with them. We, as K-oh-llective, are emerging artists and often struggle with application requirements, be it budgets, timelines, proposals, etc. Through this open conversation, we tried to think together about all these frequently asked questions regarding applying for opportunities. The meeting took the shape of a participatory discussion, and the questions posed by the participants were the starting point, as we reflected together on the topic.
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At the core of most collectives and activist artist groups is an ambition to redefine relationships between artists and the institutions that contract our labor, and think about the precarity of the working conditions in the contemporary art field as well as reflect ad respond to provide different solutions that fit each context. So we have compiled a list of collectives and artist groups who provide a range of interventions from case studies, artist-testimonies to statistical data and toolkits.
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We’ve started this platform with the intention of starting conversations among artists in the Arab world, and we feel that the most important conversation to have right now is one about what is happening now in Palestine. Many individuals and institutions have been showing various ways of support and solidarity with the Palestinian cause. So we would like to make a small contribution, compile and highlight some useful resources and links in support of the current Palestinian liberation movement. We’ll continue to keep those lists updated as we go.
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