We hope you had an incredible 2014 and you’re looking forward to 2015! We are excited to announce that Collective Show is now a 501(c)(3) non-profit organization, which means your donations are now fully tax-deductible. As before, 100% of your donations go directly towards organizing Collective Show’s “group shows of groups shows” around the world. With your help, since 2009, we have organized exhibitions in New York, Los Angeles and Mexico City featuring over 130 contemporary art collectives made up of over 1100 individual artists.
Please consider making a donation and sending the following link to your friends and patrons before year-end: Donate Now! Even a $20 donation will help tremendously in mounting our next shows.
For 2015, we are making plans for Collective Show Tokyo and for Collective Show Detroit! We are also continuing our advocacy efforts for artist collectives, including by adding more coverage of collectives on social media and on our website. Please send us recommendations, updates and articles about collectives doing awesome things! And if you’d like to help with our 2015 shows, please drop us a line!
Wishing you all the best for 2015!
The Collective Show Team
Finally arrived! Take a look at COLLECTIVE SHOW’s special exhibition for School Nite, an event held in conjunction with the New Museum’s Festival of Ideas.
Collective Show Cruise comprised six artist groups from international metropoles, including LIMAZULU (London), Human Resources (Los Angeles), Reading Group No. 1 (New York), DeltaKame (Berlin), GIBSMIR Family (Zurich) and Silvershed (New York/Los Angeles).
The two-day showcase featured contributions from Veronika Spierenburg, Urs-August Steiner, Dawn Kasper, Patrick Meagher, Rose Marcus, Yunhee Min, David Schafer, Zain Burgess, Ben Vickers, Tom Grimsey, Kazimir Lee Iskander, Ed Lehan, Huw Lemmey, Mike Oswell, Samara Scott, Timur Si-Qin, Kari Altmann, Charles Broskoski, Lindsay Lawson, Billy Rennekamp, Maxwell Simmer, and Harm Van Den Dorpel.
Collective Show Los Angeles was an extraordinary success! Thank you to everyone who had a hand in making it happen! Photos after the jump!
2nd Annual Queer Pile-up Flyer
Another smashing success, the 2nd Annual Queer Pile-up! proved beyond doubt that local queer artists working in all mediums are an industrious, thoughtful and motivated bunch. With over 200 guests coming through the doors during the evening and 40 artist participants, the outcome was truly inspired and inspiring. Paintings, drawings, photos, book arts, sculpture, community outreach, videos, wearables, ‘zines and performance shared a nurturing and welcoming space. The result was surprisingly cohesive given the premise of the show: a temporarily repurposed storefront studio cleared out for one evening, filled with art on a drop-in basis, and cleared out again at the end of the night. Big thanks to Amy Adler for once again loaning us her studio!
We are the GIBSMIR-Family and would like to invite you to swap your art (not bigger than 12×12 inch) with a Swiss artist at the Collective Art Show, L.A. You can see all the works online at www.gibs-mir.at/la.html.
GIBSMIR-Family at Collective Show Los Angeles 2011
The idea behind the project, Tree Structure, is to present on a table at Collective Show, L.A. small-scale work by Swiss artists. Artists converging in Los Angeles are invited to swap their work with work set out by others. To continue the game, participants can exchange repeatedly, replacing new works on the table. Every substitution will be registered with the respective artist’s name/work/website, which can be tracked in real-time on the website www.gibs-mit.at. Visit us at Collective Show Los Angeles 2011 on Saturday, January 29, 12-6pm to swap your work with work on our table.
We are looking forward to seeing you there.
The GIBSMIR-Family, Veronika Spierenburg, Urs August Steiner, Marcel Reimer
Collective Show Los Angeles invites you to PUBLIC DISCUSSION #5: THE ACTIVITY OF COLLECTIVITY
995, 997 North Hill Street Los Angeles, CA 90012
Saturday, January 22, 2011
“In conjunction with the launch of Dispatches and Directions, ART2102 is inviting some of the most interesting artists and organizers in Los Angeles to engage each other in discussion on a variety of topics relevant to their work.
Collective Show Los Angeles 2011 Invite
If you’re around tonight, stop by the opening reception for Collective Show Los Angeles 2011!
FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
Los Angeles, CA – January 11, 2011 – Collective Show is pleased to present “Collective Show Los Angeles 2011,” an artist-organized exhibition of contemporary art groups recently established in Los Angeles. This collaboratively curated “group show of group shows” features artist-run spaces and projects formed in the past five years.
In conjunction with Collective Show Los Angeles, Darin Klein and Suzanne Wright will host the 2nd Annual Queer Pile Up! at Amy Adler’s Echo Park studio. All are invited to attend the one-night-only showcase of local queer artists and performers! If you are looking to participate, arrive with everything you need to perform or install your presentation. Artists perform and are shown on a first-come, first-served basis!