Art as commons is an experiment that aims to make use of art as a shared resource, against the control of the State and the enclosure of the art market and the “art world”. As New Cross commoners for more than a year we have been using texts to learn how to organize different forms of commoning in our life. With art as commons we’ll also try to make use of art to explore different ways of sustaining our lives collectively.
We will start with a drawing session very much open also to those who do not draw and who are not professional artists. Art as commons is art beyond its professionalization. How to make of drawing a practice that intersects with everyday life? How to bring drawing into the streets? How can drawing respond to everyday needs and desires?
This session will be facilitated by Daniel: “We’ll draw together to discover spaces of co-creation different from those usually set up in artistic education. Western art does not have a strong tradition of non-hierarchical collective image-making. On the bases of projects I have done recently, we will experiment with an exercise that will create an alternative to the usual attachment to authorship, playing with a dialogue between rules and freedom.”