Cluster is a network of eight internationally operating contemporary visual art organisations situated in residential areas on the peripheries of major European cities (plus one in Holon, an industrial zone outside of Tel Aviv). Each of these organisations are actively involved in their local contexts, fostering their embeddedness within their surroundings. Cluster was initiated in June 2011 in order to facilitate internal and public exchange of knowledge about how these types of institutions function and also to establish further collaborations between them.
During 2012-2013 the group will collectively visit each of the organisations from the net. Each visit will include a combination of closed meetings, site visits, and public events, through which we will share the ongoing dialogues that will be generated through the project. Cluster members include Casco – Office for Art, Design and Theory, Utrecht; CAC Bretigny; Les Laboratoires D’Aubervillers, Paris; Tensta Konsthall, Stockholm, The Showroom, London; CA2M Centro Dos De Mayo, Madrid; The Israeli Center for Digital Art, Holon; and Parasite Museum of Contemporary Art, Ljubljana. Cluster is financially supported by the European Cultural Foundation.
The first Cluster meeting will be held at Casco in Utrecht on 22-23 February, in connection with Casco’s long-term project The Grand Domestic Revolution – User’s Manual, particularly in the framework of its final week programme. A public discussion with Cluster members Binna Choi, Maria Lind, Eyal Danon, Ferran Barrenblit and Emily Pethick on the evening of 22 Febrary at 20.00 (see: http://www.cascoprojects.org/?entryid=481).