Global Collaborations was a 3-year project of the Stedelijk Museum that took place between 2013 and 2015, with the aim to generate a well-informed view on the developments in contemporary art from a global perspective. The focus herein was on so called upcoming regions in Europe, the Middle East and East and Southeast Asia.
Next to extensive research, the project was based on collaborative partnerships with experimental and multifaceted art initiatives and art institutions around the globe. It resulted amongst others in exhibitions, collection presentations, publications, symposia, performances and an artist-in-residency. During these three years Global Collaborations was a platform for encounters and debates amongst artists, academics, curators and museum professionals from all over the world. The insights and ideas that were developed will get a place in the history of the Stedelijk Museum.
All projects and presentations that took place in the last three years have been reviewed from different perspectives and documented on the Global online platform. An archive of all the reports can be found here, categorised and related with tags.
Global Collaborations was an initiative of Jelle Bouwhuis, head of Stedelijk Museum Bureau Amsterdam, and project curator Kerstin Winking. In the last few years, SMBA has gained experience by way of a similar project, entitled Project 1975, based on research and collaboration centered on visual art in West Africa and its relationship to the West and the Netherlands in particular.
Global Collaborations was generously supported by the Mondriaan Fund and Stichting Ammodo.