Featherweight Portable Museum

Feather­weight Port­able Museum is a col­lab­or­a­tion between artist-run organ­iz­a­tions to show media art inter­na­tion­ally. It aims to cre­ate a way to move around art without heavy bur­eau­cracy and in which artist them selves are closely involved. This is done by ask­ing artist-run organ­iz­a­tions to par­ti­cip­ate in cre­at­ing a col­lab­or­at­ory media-art show, where artists from their cul­tural areas are involved. The selec­tion of the artists has been done by an open call in the organ­iz­a­tions’ respect­ive coun­tries. From the sub­mit­ted applic­a­tions the organ­iz­a­tions have selec­ted the works that are fea­tured in the show from the other organ­iz­a­tions cul­tural area. This cre­ates a show where media art from dif­fer­ent parts of the world meet. This show is presen­ted in each organ­iz­a­tions own art space and, if pos­sible, in other artist run spaces. Artists and the artist/curators involved in the events are invited to come and dis­cuss their work.

The first Feather­weight Port­able Museum is being done in col­lab­or­a­tion with Cata­lyst Arts. The first event was exhib­ited in Cata­lyst Arts, Bel­fast at 1.–16.12.2011.

Feather­weight Port­able Museum is a cata­log of the artist and artist-run organ­iz­a­tions that are involved in this ven­ture. It is also an archive from which artist cre­at­ing media art and artist run organ­iz­a­tions can be found.

The concept of Feather­weight Port­able Museum was cre­ated by MediaPyhät-group in 2011.

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