Traverse - Connecting International Art Communities was a research program that facilitated long-distance communication between visual artists and arts organizations from all over the world.
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.
AaBKC International was supported by Det Obelske Familiefond and Tækker Group/Tækker Fonden for the period 2017-2019.