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Mutualisms: the project

‘Mutualisms’ is a collaborative curatorial project organized by Lise Haller Baggesen and Kirsten Leenaars, that explores the ways in which networks of friendship and artistic collaboration can be used as a model for curating. ‘Mutualisms’ is looking into artistic strategies for finding hospitality and exchange in the context of contemporary art practices as well our own social domain. ‘Mutualisms’ reflects upon the reality of a world that is characterized by an increasing flexibility and extendedness of our professional – friend – and artistic network and reflects on how we place our selves within this interconnected community.

The project will involve 9 Dutch and 10 American artists/artist duos, working together in pairs to create a collaborative presentation of their works. The participating artists are: (From the Netherlands) Iris Kensmil, Rune Peitersen, Marjolijn Dijkman, Jonas Ohlsson, Magnus Monfeldt, Maurice Bogaert, Albert van Westing and Saskia Janssen, Phillipine Hoegen, Carolien Stikker. (From America) Carol Jackson, Selina Trepp, Trevor Gainer, Harold Mendez, Adelheid Mers, Mark Jeffrey & Judd Morrissey, Lora Lode & Kevin Kaempf and Aron Gent.

The participating writers/critics are: Erik Hagoort (NL) and Caroline Picard (USA)