Basekamp

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.

References

Grants & Grantees

Vox Populi’s exhibition mined historical notions of “the underground” in relationship to the work of director and cult legend Timothy Carey, and explored his legacy.

In the Fabric Workshop and Museum’s Sarah Sze exhibition catalog, the late art critic Arthur C. Danto considered Sze’s past and future art works.

Funeral for a Home has sought to generate critical thinking, discussion, and action around issues of housing redevelopment and preservation in Philadelphia. The project has received extensive media attention.

Collaborators & Colleagues

Valerie Cassel Oliver is senior curator at the Contemporary Arts Museum Houston. She has organized numerous exhibitions that have earned national and international acclaim.

Grants & Grantees

Marketing specialist Marnie Burke de Guzman sat down with us in early 2013 to discuss exhibitions as platforms for audience engagement.

Grants & Grantees

The Slought Foundation is a small and dynamic organization with great ambitions, founded in 2002 to present art projects and lectures from a storefront in University City.

Collaborators & Colleagues

Dr. Melissa Chiu is the director of the Hirshhorn Museum and Sculpture Gallery in Washington, DC.

Grants & Grantees

Alice Schell is a fiction writer and a 1994 Pew Fellow.

Collaborators & Colleagues

Jan Ramirez has served as chief curator and director of collections for the National September 11 Memorial & Museum in New York City since 2006.

The New Year will bring ambitious and innovative Center-funded projects to the Philadelphia region that will inspire audiences and push the boundaries of artistic discovery and expression.

A new site-specific sound work by research-based artist Abby Sohn at the PHS Pop Up Garden.