4BID : DEVELOPING TEMPORARY CULTURES
4bid is a non-profit space, a project and a platform with a special attention to the encounter between visual and performance arts.
WE THINK THAT ART AND CULTURE, WHEN APPROACHED CRITICALLY, HAVE A POSITIVE IMPACT ON SOCIETY. WE STRIVE TO BRING CONSCIOUSNESS ABOUT CURRENT SOCIAL SITUATIONS. BY SHARING AND DISTRIBUTING PERSONAL AND GENERAL KNOWLEDGE THROUGH DEVELOPMENT OF A CULTURE THAT IS DYNAMIC AND EVOLVES AS WE SPEAK: TEMPORARY.
WE LIKE TO INTERACT AND ENGAGE WITH ARTISTIC RESEARCH WITH A CRITICAL MIND-SET. BEING CRITICAL IS AN APPROACH BUT NOT ONLY. CRITICAL CULTURE FOR US IS A METAPHOR FOR A CRITICAL MOMENT ON A TIMELINE, A CRISIS BETWEEN POINTS OF VIEW, A COLLISION OF TIMES AND SPACES.
WE DEVELOP AND SUPPORT PROJECTS AND RESEARCHES WITH THE AIM OF REACHING OUT TO A MICRO / MEDIUM GEOGRAPHIC RANGE, WISHING TO CONNECT ON A PERSONAL LEVEL THROUGH DIALOGUE AND AIMING TO SENSITISE COLLABORATORS AND AUDIENCES TO NON CAPITALISTIC BODIES AND MINDS.
WE CONSIDER IT IMPORTANT TO NURTURE A MULTIDISCIPLINARY ENVIRONMENT WHERE A VARIETY OF ARTISTIC PRACTICES CAN QUESTION EACH OTHER AND THEIR RELATION TO CONTEMPORARY ART AND SOCIETY.
WE BELIEVE IN A CULTURE THAT IS NOT ELITIST AND THEREFORE SHOULD BE FREE AND ACCESSIBLE TO ALL.
4BID’S REGULAR PROGRAM:
••••Life Drawing, Traditional and Experimental Printmaking and Bookbinding – workshops
••••Highs & Lows – evening of performances
••••SHUFFLE project – artistic exchange program based on shared practices across different fields
••••B.BASE – hybrid space of intersection between visual and performance arts
••••GRAPHICALL – graphic art and paper-based work exposium
••••4biddays – salon for exhibiting and discussing
We organise workshops and classes; collaborate with guest initiatives among which journalism projects, art-hubs and galleries, community projects and artist-in-residency programs around the globe, facilitating connections for networking and sharing knowledge through our means, and collaborate closely with OTresidency and independent artists in residency at our space.
If you want to know more find our links to projects and collaborations or feel free to contact us on firstname.lastname@example.org......... part of:
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