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Çelenk Bafra, Tuğçe Karataş, Zeynep Öz, Önder Özengi, Derya Yücel

Çelenk Bafra, Tuğçe Karataş, Zeynep Öz, Önder Özengi and Derya Yücel have been invited to the symposium “Humans of the Institution”, which took place in Amsterdam on the 25–27 November. SAHA supported curators’ participation in the symposium.

“Humans of the Institution” is an international three-day gathering created to look closely at who ‘makes the present’ by foregrounding the freelancer in the arts and within globalising dynamics more broadly. The symposium is organised by curators, based on experience, and encourages the participation of artists, writers, journalists, designers among other ‘content producers’ and freelance workers.

“Humans of the Institution” opened with a weekend programme November 25 and 26 that foregrounds freelance experiences in the arts, taking in to account transforming institutional structures, formations of non/employment at global scales, and emerging regimes of networked governance.

Building on the weekend's dialogues, “Humans of the Institution” culminates Monday, November 27 with a series of six working groups: Archives & Individuals, Biennials & Guest Work, Boycott & Mobilisation, Censorship & Strategy, Critical Regionalism, and Fees & Conditions. These groups will each produce a Working Group Statement which will be made available online, co-published with L'Internationale Online, and that will be delivered to Mondriaan Fund for its program development.

About the Humans of the Institution

Humans of the Institution is co-organised by Curatorial Practice (UiB) and Frontier Imaginaries. It takes place as part of, and supported by, the DAI Roaming Assembly and Amsterdam Art Weekend. It is hosted at Veem House for Performance, and in partnership with De Appel. International participation is supported through a Delegate Partners network with Artspace NZ, La Biennale de Lyon, Blind Carbon Copy, Chapter Thirteen, Creative Scotland in partnership with Scottish Contemporary Art Network, Frans Hals Museum | De Hallen Haarlem, KORO/Public Art Norway, L’Appartement 22, Musée d'art contemporain du Val-de-Marne, Netwerk Aalst, OCA, and SAHA. The project is also made possible through the support of the Mondriaan Fund, the Amsterdam Fonds voor de Kunst and the University of Bergen.