Proximity Magazine Issue 010

Public Media Institute

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Proximity Magazine Issue 010 is themed ‘Mutualisms’ This guest edited edition was organized by Lise Haller Baggesen and Kirsten Leenaars who initiated the collaborative curatorial project called ‘Mutualisms’ last year at the Co-Prosperity Sphere.The show explored the ways in which networks of friendship and artistic collaboration can be used as a model for curating. The exhibition looked into artistic strategies for finding hospitality and exchange in the context of contemporary art practices as well our own social domain. Eight Dutch and eight American artists/artist duos were paired and worked together to create a collaborative presentation of their works. Iris Kensmil & Carol Jackson, Rune Peitersen & Mark Jeffery/Judd Morrissey, Marjolijn Dijkman & Lora Lode/Kevin Kaempf, Jonas Ohlsson & Selina Trepp, Magnus Monfeldt & Harold Mendez, Maurice Bogaert & Trevor Gainer, Caroline Stikker/Philippine Hoegen & Aron Gent and Saskia Janssen/ George Korsmit & Adelheid Mers. Proximity’s Mutualisms issue is an extension of the show as well as a document proposing further models for collaboration. It features writing by: Erik Hagoort, Caroline Picard, Karsten Lund, Jeremiah Day, Anne Elizabeth Moore, and Tricia Van Eck. And it features work by: Adelheid Mers, Saskia Jansssen, George Korsmit, Carol Jackson, Iris Kensmil, Magnus Monfeldt, Harold Mendez, Selina Trepp, Jonas Ohlsson, Carolien Stikker, Philippine Hoegen, Aron Gent, Maurice Bogaert, Trevor Gainer, Kevin Kaempf, Lora Lode, Marjolijn Dijkman, Mark Jeffery, Judd Morrissey, and Rune Peitersen. Winter 2012
Dimensions: 8 x 11" 160 pages
Materials: Softcover, perfect bound


Public Media Institute

PMI is a non-profit 501(c) 3 community based, art & culture organization located in the neighborhood of Bridgeport. Their mission is to create, incubate and sustain innovative cultural programming through the production of socially engaged projects, festivals, spaces, exhibitions, and media. PMI has published several periodicals including Proximity Magazine, the international arts and culture journal, as well as Lumpen magazine, Materiel Magazine, and Mash Tun Journal. Their main exhibition facility is the experimental cultural center, Co-Prosperity: a 5,000 + sq ft visual arts and performance space that is also home to Lumpen Radio WPLN/105.5 FM. The Buddy store is the newest arm of the PMI non-profit.