Release Date: October 30, 2006
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 current projects.
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 critique.
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.