September 18, 2023
The Arte Útil archive at Earth Rising Festival
July 26, 2023
How does it feel to receive something from a stranger?
August 11, 2022
2 days on Arte Útil as part of the INSTAR’s programme at documenta15
April 16, 2021
Les déambulations urbaines de Talking Hands: un nouveau «partage du sensible»
A text by Sabrina Dubbeld
December 8, 2020
Decentralising Political Economies
dpe.tools is a new research website to foster useful art practices
October 21, 2020
Instituting from archives: Asociación de Arte Útil and TEOR/éTica in conversation
Authors: Gemma Medina and Alessandra Saviotti
This article was originally published on Archive is Power, Roots§Routes - Research on Visual Cultures, Year X, N.33, May-August 2020.
February 19, 2020
‘Broadcasting the archive – The publication’
A limited-edition book documenting the series of workshops, city tours, activities, and conversations as part of the 3 years project Broadcasting the archive (2015-2018), curated by Gemma Medina Estupinan and Alessandra Saviotti in collaboration with museums, activist groups, artists, theorists, designers and students across EU and USA.
December 3, 2022
Gathering for Rehearsing Hospitalities Autumn 2022
March 2, 2022
Statement on the attempted dismissal of Alistair Hudson from the directorship of The Whitworth
March 1, 2021
School of Integration Welcome Home 2021
In 2019, School of Integration, a project initiated by Tania Bruguera, saw 104 teachers from 53 countries teaching a range of lessons including history, politics, flower arranging, cookery, massage and drawing
December 5, 2020
Solidarity and support to Tania Bruguera
Our friend, colleague and distinguished artist Tania Bruguera was kidnapped and finally released yesterday– we call an end to violence and the persecution of artists by the Cuban government.
May 29, 2020
Open Letter to the International Art Community
Open Letter Condemns the "Artwashing" of Albanian Prime Minister's Politics
March 30, 2020
An essay by Stéphanie Bertrand commissioned by Ormston House, Limerick (IE) as part of The Sustainability Plan Project (2017-)
November 21, 2019
The Coefficient of Art, Architecture and Mathematics
November 18–19, 2019T
A two-day workshop and presentation at the Jane Addams Hull House Museum as part of the Chicago Architecture Biennial.
November 4, 2019
Submit Case Studies for the Arte Útil Archive: Chicago Area (Illinois)
Deadline November 14th, 2019
October 19, 2019
When Decisions Become Art
Self-organisation through action and reflection: a three-week live programme at the kunstbunker – forum for contemporary art, in Nuremberg. Initiated by artist and co-founder Kathrin Böhm, on the occasion of the 25th anniversary of this artist-run space.
21/10– 10/11, 2019 Kunstbunker, Nürnberg (D)
September 17, 2019
Asociación de Arte Útil at the Jane Addams Hull-House Museum Chicago
Commissioned by the 2019 Chicago Architecture Biennial '…and other such stories', curated by Yeosomi Umolu, Speake Angiama and Paulo Tavares
August 19, 2019
Conversation with Carlos
Author: Beatriz Escobar
March 25, 2019
The Constituent Museum: Collecting Relations and the Transformational Potential of Arte Útil
£150,000 is awarded jointly to the Whitworth, the University of Manchester and Van Abbemuseum, Eindhoven from Outset Partners. The grant will support Arte Útil project to queer collections and work with local communities.
December 19, 2018
Institutional Experiments: Progressive Responses to the Dissolution of Autonomous Art
Author: Kuba Szreder
December 10, 2018
Statement against Decree 349
Under Decree 349, all artists, including collectives, musicians and performers, are prohibited from operating in public or private spaces without prior approval by the Ministry of Culture in Cuba.
October 8, 2018
Uses and Misuses of Arte Útil: The Archive, The Conversations and The Institutional Scale
Art in Use: Case Studies From Turkey was a two-day workshop organized by SALT’s Office of Useful Art and run by independent curators/researchers Gemma Medina and Alessandra Saviotti, working with the Association de Arte Útil.
Text by Aslı Seven
October 4, 2018
Elephants in the Room, Assembly for commoning art institutions
“Within the context of the commons, how does art institutional change relate to unlearning, particularly with regards to the redistribution of power?”
Study Day and Launch: Redrawing Artistic Economies
Study Day and Launch of New Booklets, Diagrams, and Maps visualising and debating the Diverse Economies of Contemporary Art. Convened and moderated by Kathrin Böhm and Kuba Szreder in collaboration with the Asociación de Arte Útil.
July 27, 2018
The Usological Turn: An Interview with Stephen Wright
Onur Yıldız and Naz Kocadere of SALT Research and Programs interviewed Stephen Wright, the author of Toward a Lexicon of Usership (2013), following his talk ‘‘Usership: Tales of Life Onboard’’ held at SALT Galata on March 10, 2018.
May 9, 2018
Art in Use: Case Studies from Turkey
May 25 and 26, 2018 - 13:00 to 16:00
The workshop is organized by the Office of Useful Art at SALT Galata, Istanbul (TR) in collaboration with the Asociacioón de Arte Útil.
April 17, 2018
Adelita Husni-Bey answers some questions about the ‘Convention on the Use of Space’
As part of the program 'Broadcasting the Archive' curated by Gemma Medina and Alessandra Saviotti at mima, Middlesbrough (25-28 October 2016), Adelita Husni-Bey was invited to answer some questions related to the 'Convention on the Use of Space'.
April 5, 2018
Convocatoria Escuela de Arte Útil en el MUAC
Convocatoria de participación en la Escuela de Arte Útil que se desarrollará en Agosto-Septiembre en el MUAC. La convocatoria permanecerá abierta hasta el 29 de Junio de 2018.
March 26, 2018
CONVOCATORIA ABIERTA ARCHIVO DE ARTE ÚTIL: MÉXICO
Convocatoria de casos prácticos para el Archivo de Arte Útil: Mexico. Plazo hasta el 31 de Mayo de 2018.
December 15, 2017
Broadcasting the archive in Barcelona: Analysing the side effects of Arte Útil projects
A paper published in Art & the Public Sphere, Volume 6 Issue 1-2, September 2017, Intellect Books, UK.
Authors: Gemma Medina Estupiñán and Alessandra Saviotti
September 5, 2017
Does Art Have Users?
The second International Summit of the Asociación de Arte Útil (September 28–30, 2017) is part of the symposium ‘Does Art Have Users?’ presented by SFMOMA in partnership with Yerba Buena Center for the Arts and the Asociación.
April 17, 2017
The Evolving Office: an Arte Útil project
Organized by the students of the Collaborative Project class ‘Evolving the Archive: Arte Útil in the Bay Area’ (San Francisco Art Institute - School of Interdisciplinary Studies/Exhibition and Museum Studies).
April 7, 2017
Escuela de Arte Útil at YBCA
As part of the exhibition Tania Bruguera: Talking to Power/Hablándole al Poder, Yerba Buena Center for the Arts and Tania Bruguera will open a fully functioning school inside of the galleries.
March 2, 2017
Broadcasting the archive#9: reflexions on participation
In this text, Gemma Medina Estupiñan and Alessandra Saviotti will focus on our last activity, Broadcasting the Archive #9, at mima (October 2016, Middlesbrough, UK).
December 14, 2016
Submit Case Studies for the Arte Útil Archive: Bay Area (California)
Deadline February 8, 2017
October 23, 2016
Broadcasting the archive #9 – Middlesbrough
Middlesbrough Institute of Modern Art presents a week of conversations, workshops and site visits organised with Broadcasting the Archive in collaboration with Emily Hesse from New Linthorpe.
September 9, 2016
Notes from the Field: Re-articulating the Role of Aesthetics in Relation to Functionality
Author Alec Steadman
The article explains the process behind the collaboration between Arts Catalyst and the Asociación de Arte Útil in the context of the exhibition 'Notes from the Field. Commoning Practices in Art and Science' (28 January 2016 - 19 March 2016)
September 3, 2016
Granby Office of Useful Art
The Office of Useful Art opens in 148 Granby Street, Liverpool (UK)
July 20, 2016
Broadcasting the archive #5: University of La Laguna (ULL) & TEA
In December 2015 I was invited by the University of La Laguna (Tenerife, SP) to participate in a program of conferences as part of the Master of Art theory, Art History and cultural development organized in collaboration with TEA (contemporary art center).
Report by Gemma Medina.
June 28, 2016
Arte Útil Summit 2016
The first Summit of the Asociación de Arte Útil, Responding to Current Urgencies – Toolkit for an Institution, will be held at Middlesbrough Institute of Modern Art (mima), UK on the 22 – 25 July 2016.
June 16, 2016
Broadcasting the archive #6 – Barcelona
A 2-days programme in collaboration with Avalancha
March 24, 2016
Broadcasting the Archive: Redefining the City Through Socially Engaged Practices, Community Art and Cultural Activism
A conversation between Gemma Medina Estupiñan and Alessandra Saviotti
Published February 2016 on www.temporaryartreview.com
Arte Útil at Museum of Modern Art in Warsaw
A selection of projects from the Arte Útil archive is featured in 'Making Use: Life in Postartistic Times' from Feb. 19 to May 1.
March 3, 2016
Broadcasting the archive #4
Broadcasting the archive travelled to Liverpool invited by Liverpool John Moore’s University (LJMU) to be part of the Office of Useful Art (19-31 October 2015).
Report by Gemma Medina.
February 1, 2016
Broadcasting the archive #2
Broadcasting the archive was invited for a 6-weeks residency at The Luminary, St. Louis, MO (Oct 21st to Nov 30th 2015).
Report by Alessandra Saviotti
December 2, 2015
Broadcasting the archive #3
Broadcasting the archive was invited to be part of the Age of Wonderland: an initiative by Baltan Laboratories and Hivos, developed for Dutch Design Week (Oct. 17th- 26th, 2015).
Report by Gemma Medina Estupiñan
October 21, 2015
Reclaiming the local
Hacker Cracker anyone?..
Office of Useful Art Liverpool
Day 3 of the Office of Useful Art: 2015 - Localist Worker'
Office of Useful Art Liverpool
Day 2 of the 'Office of Useful Art: 2015 - Localist Worker'
October 20, 2015
Programme for the Office of Useful Art
Day One in The 'Office of Useful Art: 2015 - Localist Worker
October 16, 2015
Broadcasting the archive #1
A report about the first workshop organised by Aleppo in the frame of the program “The use of the use” as part of the Curated tour of Brussels Art Days (September 11th -13th 2015), curated by Caroline Dumalin (Wiels).
October 15, 2015
Office of Useful Art at the Exhibition Research Centre, Liverpool John Moores University
19 – 30 October 2015
Mondays to Fridays, 10.00am – 4.00pm
March 25, 2015
Arte Útil / Gallery Nova / Zagreb
Gallery Nova, Teslina 7, Zagreb
27 March 2015 - 16 May 2015
Arte Útil archive, with new projects by Kulturni lift, Dina Rončević and working group k.r.u.ž.o.k.
March 21, 2015
The Use of History and the Histories of Use: Museum of Arte Útil and Really Useful Knowledge
Author Nick Aikens
Published January 2015 on www.internationaleonline.org
March 20, 2015
The Arte Útil team stands in support of Tania Bruguera
Tania was arrested and freed three times for having organized a public performance in La Havana’s Plaza de la Revolución.