Artists Wesam Al Asali, FRAUD and Nastassja Simensky come together to bring a critical framing to the concept of preservation. Embracing different methodologies and spanning diverse contexts – from the Syrian conflict, to pre and postindustrial England – their practices shed light on issues of accountability, agency, power and ownership.
A commissioning series interrogating collaborative and interactive arts practice, and exploring notions of 'value' in the arts.
Group Process ran from December 2008 to June 2009, and drew on research undertaken into collaboration, exchange and interaction by academics from the Schools of Arts and Social Sciences. Commissioned artists were linked by their use of collaborative approaches, but differed vastly in methodology and approach. In this, the programme contributed to ongoing debates about quality, authorship, motivation, value and the benefit of collaborative arts practice.
Radar gratefully acknowledges the support of the Mondriaan Foundation towards Yvonne Dröge Wendel's commission and the publication resulting from the project.