4bid is a space, a project and a platform for art and artists to show work.

Our monthly program consisting in events and artist exchanges:                                                                                     •••• 4bidDay for exhibiting and discussing                                                                                                                •••• 
OOB short term expositions and performance 
                                                                                                     •••• Shuffle project week of workshops                                                                                                                      •••• Highs & Lows evening of performances                                                                                                             ••••  4ZINE graphic, illustrative, fanzine lover Call.

Alongside this outline we also organise art-workshops and classes. We collaborate with a number of other initiatives among which journalism projects, other galleries, community projects and Artist-in-Residency programs, providing a range of connections for networking and spreading knowledge through our means.
 If you want to know more find our links to projects and collaborations.
 4BID DEVELOPS TEMPORARY CULTURES and INTERLINKS FIELDS OF KNOWLEDGE AND COMPREHENSION THROUGH ARTS AND CULTURE.
“We think that art and culture, when approached critically, have a positive impact on society. We attempt to bring consciousness about the current social situation by sharing and distributing knowledge through development of temporary culture, a culture that is dynamic and evolves as we speak. 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, collision of times and spaces. We develop projects and researches with the aim of reaching out to a micro / medium geographic range*, wanting to connect with people on a human-size level through discussions and collaborations, aiming to sensitize AUDIENCES to non capitalistic bodies and minds. We consider it important to create 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. We like to interact and engage with artistic research, attempting to do it with consciousness and a critical mind-set, connecting with people on a personal level as well as globally.”

 

4-bid / four-bid(s) / for-bid / forbid(den)

Today’s conception of bid relates to a contest of auction, where an offer is made. 4bid took on the gallery in the OT301 and with that the chance to propose and offer to the public a series of experimental activities. In the past the word bid referred to the act of asking. We do ask you, the audience of this space, to participate, as much as being open to welcome your proposals and questions. Antiquely in sanskritbodhati” meant to make one aware, conscious in the moment of offering. When bidding one is aware of the clauses in the circumstance. Awakened, enlightened. 4bidden, or forbidden also suggests our attitude towards working in an art-space, sensitively, taking into account what stereotypes of contemporary art might be today, and allowing for not-ordinary to pop-in and have a say.
 
Curators: Giacomo Cardoni, Irina Baldini.
 
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