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"This guest edited edition was organized by Lise Haller Baggesen and Kirsten Leenaars who initiated the collaborative curatorial project called ‘Mutualisms’ last year at the Co-Prosperity Sphere.
The show explored the ways in which networks of friendship and artistic collaboration can be used as a model for curating. The exhibition looked into artistic strategies for finding hospitality and exchange in the context of contemporary art practices as well our own social domain.
Eight Dutch and eight American artists/artist duos were paired and worked together to create a collaborative presentation of their works. Iris Kensmil & Carol Jackson, Rune Peitersen & Mark Jeffery/Judd Morrissey, Marjolijn Dijkman & Lora Lode/Kevin Kaempf, Jonas Ohlsson & Selina Trepp, Magnus Monfeldt & Harold Mendez, Maurice Bogaert & Trevor Gainer, Caroline Stikker/Philippine Hoegen & Aron Gent and Saskia Janssen/ George Korsmit & Adelheid Mers.
Proximity’s Mutualisms issue is an extension of the show as well as a document proposing further models for collaboration. It features writing by: Erik Hagoort, Caroline Picard, Karsten Lund, Jeremiah Day, Anne Elizabeth Moore, and Tricia Van Eck. And it features work by: Adelheid Mers, Saskia Jansssen, George Korsmit, Carol Jackson, Iris Kensmil, Magnus Monfeldt, Harold Mendez, Selina Trepp, Jonas Ohlsson, Carolien Stikker, Philippine Hoegen, Aron Gent, Maurice Bogaert, Trevor Gainer, Kevin Kaempf, Lora Lode, Marjolijn Dijkman, Mark Jeffery, Judd Morrissey, and Rune Peitersen.
This issue of Proximity Magazine was financed, in part, by the Propeller Fund, The Mondriaan Fund, and the Dutch Consulates in New York and Chicago. Proximity Magazine is published by Public Media Institute."