Basekamp

Updated
1 Dec 2016

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Team Players for Plausible Artworlds by Basekamp and friends, a series of nine weekly exploratory events for the Plausible Artworlds project, in Locally Localized Gravity at the Institute of Contemporary Art, Philadelphia in 2007. Photo courtesy of the Institute of Contemporary Art.

Basekamp is a loose collective of artists and attenuated artist networks that produces, manages, and stewards projects outside of the art market and established arts institutions. From 1998–2011 the Basekamp group ran a collaborative art research center, residency program, and exhibition program by the same name in Philadelphia. The group has since gone mobile. The goal is "organization without hierarchy, attribution without ownership, and value without capital." Their resulting collaborations appear in non-art contexts, online, in artist-run spaces, and institutional venues.