Common In

What’s the project about?

Common In is an open manifestation on the intersection of commons and art. Open because it’s free, but also because we invite people and artist to join and explore together what a commons-based world could look and feel like.

Common In is an initiative by Commons Network and TAAK, a network of curators and artists who look at art as a tool for social change. Commons Network has been telling the story of the commons for many years, usually through words, written reports and presentations. We felt that the story could be told in a more accessible fashion. A form of storytelling that people could really be part of. Where they could be cocreators of a process of collective imagination.

And so we arrived at art. It turns out that there are many artists working on commons-related topics, from collective ways of caring to generative economies. We want to show this section of the art world and showcase them under the Common In umbrella.

Project lead: Jens Kimmel

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Run time:

October 2021 – June 2022


Curator: TAAK

Artists: Franziska Goralski, Elise Ehry, Kitty Maria, Yin Aiwen, Natascha Hagenbeek, Cascoland, Jeanne van Heeswijk, Alina Lupu

Funders: Stichting DOEN, Mondriaanfonds, Amsterdam Fonds voor de Kunst, Stimuleringsfonds Creatieve Industrie, Bernard Cultuurfonds.

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