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Traverse - Connecting International Art Communities (2017-19) was a research program that facilitated long-distance communication between visual artists and arts organizations from different countries

Specifically, Traverse aimed to promote critical dialogue about artists’ working conditions while building a global network of partners who work to improve such conditions.

Aarhus Billedkunstcenter partnered with like-minded arts organizations to create international work opportunities for local artists. We paired Aarhus-based artists with visual artists from our partner organizations and invited them to enter creative dialogue about specific topics relating to artists' working conditions. 

Traverse was a platform for open-ended experimentation that prioritized process and discourse over artistic production. Participating artists were free to test new modes of collaboration without being obligated to produce a final project or art object. The goal, instead, was to start a conversation. With Traverse, we worked to generate new questions, new ideas, and new relations between culturally diverse artists.

Traverse was part of AaBKC International. Please click here and here for more information on the specific Traverse projects.


AaBKC International was supported by Det Obelske Familiefond and Tækker Group/Tækker Fonden for the period 2017-2019.

Det Obelske Familiefond