About
Non-profit cultural association specialised in research and publishing.
Mission
We create concepts, programs, and research projects to shape autonomous critical art practices.

407/CC / 2012

Xpose Art 
Collective     

Research & Publishing





Xpose Art Collective is a non-profit association founded in 2012. Functioning as an independent research and publishing practice in the field of contemporary art, the Collective takes particular interest in critical approaches and investigations with a social impact. The organisation promotes new ideas of unity, awareness, and responsibility to generate collaborative forums for cultural engagement and exchange. Designed to create extensive networks of multi-disciplinary practitioners and cultural agents from around the world, our projects develop forward-thinking platforms and editorial concepts that investigate the critical role of culture in shaping identities.




By encouraging the sharing of knowledge, we aim to provide alternative models for how to present, interpret, and preserve information. Specific interest in the intersections between art, architecture, science, technology, and social contexts has enabled close relations with specialists in various disciplines. Together with them, our projects seek to understand and redefine current socio-cultural dynamics, shaping alternative discussion forums that may provide concepts for aesthetic and political action. We engage projects focused primarily on film, video and digital art, documentary photography, as well as theoretical and speculative practices. While primarily a research and publishing practice, we also look to create documentary installations, architectural interventions, site-specific and socio-political projects.






Peripheral Histories


             
The book is an attempt to theorise and conceptualise the history of video art in Romania before and after 1989, a definitive and particular moment in the cultural history of media. Addressing a wide spectrum of issues related to media, politics, and the discoursive conditions of art, the book investigates the circumstances of the transition from a communist to a post-communist society, their impact on aesthetic expressions and the way they have shaped artistic imaginaries. In lack of a history of the medium of video in contemporary Romanian art and criticism, the book also reflects on the broader context of media in Central and East Europe. The challenge is to reveal how the negotiation of the past, the present, and the future has shaped particular aesthetic visions, blurring the lines between reality, transition, fiction, and subversion.



Peripheral Histories: edited by Sabin Borș
The book highlights the social, cultural, economic, political, and institutional context in which artists using video and media have developed their projects. It provides a brief theoretical and historical documentation open to exhibition programs and further editorial developments. The publication includes an extensive conceptual apparatus and analyses some of the most representative video and film-based artworks.


Information
Media History (Documents Series)
English
2019
Hardcover


23 x 15 cm
248 pages in b/w
650 copies
978-973-0-28707-3
Not available in electronic format.







Collaborations        

Research & Design


We are happy to collaborate on research, editorial, and curatorial projects initiated by artists, curators, writers, or institutions. If you are interested in project research and design services, including identity, web, and publication design, write us at:

projects@xposeartcollective.com


Distribution        

Publications & Events


Our publications will soon be available online and in selected bookshops across Europe. If you are interested to buy our publications, help us with distribution services, or organise a book discussion as part of your events, write us at:

publications@xposeartcollective.com