After a one-year break, fluent is entering a new chapter, questioning what our organization can be at these uncertain times and how to adopt a renewed structure.
This re-configuration follows a 3-year period of intensive research, production and sharing during which we have produced group and solo exhibitions, commissions and several onsite & offsite programmes.
This break has allowed us to reflect upon and reevaluate the type of knowledge and forms that we feel committed to produce. This also connects to an interest developed over the years, in rehearsing ecologies of institution-making in response to different socio–natural and political structuring: what does it mean to be a small contemporary art organisation in an age of extraction, racism, financialization, invisibility, extinction, nationalism, depoliticization and violence? How can we contribute to a need for collective shift?
fluent wills to morph and mutate as a constitutive principle, opening up to multiple voices and practices which constitute the ‘‘us’’; while radicalising imagination as a means for new forms of entangled ecologies. Through this, we aim to examine the impact of forms as process of learning and unlearning, both as individual and as part of collective forces.
This vision articulates our reopening in a new, more public space, located within a glass pavilion. Widening up the breadth and format of our programmes, the lack of walls is a gesture that preludes a desire to focus on the meanings and means of immersion, acknowledging how forms are made possible, constructed, and distributed. Attention to past and present agents that have been essential in constituting our sense of community will be a main element in our programme, as well as the structures, ecologies and processes that make them possible. A more attentive, porous and interdependent way of assembling relations and of instigating political imaginations.