One of the central concerns of the Thermostat project was to take a look at the decentralized structures of the art business on an international level. Through the cooperation between 12 German art associations and 12 Centres d’art from France, various models of artistic, curatorial and institutional exchange were tested and are now up for discussion. What cultural policy questions arise from the experience gained? The model of cooperation appears to be forward-looking, especially with regard to the poorly funded art association – but what challenges does it pose? And which aspects of institutional and artistic capacity to act also seem to be possibly threatened?
Various actors will describe their perspectives on participation in the Thermostat project – as initiators, as curators and as artists. In addition, an open round of discussion will address the advantages and disadvantages of such institutional, curatorial and artistic interrelationships and discuss their viability as possible strategies for the future.
A conversation to the exhibition “Julien Bismuth. The Ventriloquism Aftereffect”.