BUFFALO, N.Y. -- A new discussion group, collectiveXchange, has
formed at the University at Buffalo. The group will meet from
5:30-7 p.m. on the first Tuesday of each month to explore the
intersections of contemporary art practice, politics and culture.
For the inaugural fall 2006 season, collectiveXchange has invited
three artist collectives to discuss their history, missions and
The first meeting on Nov. 7) will be joined by Grieg de Peuter,
Christine Shaw and Marcelo Vieta, members of the collective Toronto
School of Creativity & Inquiry (TSCI). TSCI is a collaborative
organization that coordinates forums, reading groups, exhibitions
and other events. The group seeks to inquire into creative pathways
of thinking, collaboration, organization and experimentation.
Members will be discussing their recent project "Public Acts."
On Dec. 5 Meg Knowles, Dorothea Braemer and Carl Lee of the
collective Termite TV will be in attendance. The group, founded in
1992, is a video collective that aims to provide an alternative to
corporate media. With members based in Philadelphia and Buffalo,
Termite TV works collaboratively across artistic disciplines and
encourages the expression of multiple styles and points of view,
risk-taking, innovation and the blend of humor and intelligent
CollectiveXchange is organized by Sandra Firmin, curator of the
University at Buffalo Art Gallery, and Stephanie Rothenberg,
assistant professor of visual studies. All meetings are free and
open to the public. Anyone interested in participating in the
discussion is encouraged to attend. CollectiveXchange will meet
from 5:30-7 p.m. on the first Tuesday of each month in the UB Art
Gallery, Second Floor Gallery, in the Center for the Arts on UB's
North (Amherst) Campus.