Non Material Collection
In the Non Material Collection culturia records the information that usually does not fit in the object. In opposition to traditional museum art collections. We considered the content of the work as something essential that too many times remains forgotten or hidden from the majority of the public and is lost in time with the death of the artist. In culturia we decided to record and preserve parts of the content that does not fit in the material mediation and gives the unique opportunity to establish an important document able to clarify the relation of the artist with his/her task as well as in the context of developing Berlin art scene.
Most of the artists in their lives give interviews but not all of the artists are writing about their own process reaching the moment of self reflection on ideal point of art. It is thought but not safeguarded on the paper. Here is the task for culturia to assure that the artists once in the residency will not die without the testimonial.
Joseph Beuys argued that every man would be an artist if we consider the conjugation of creativity, responsibility and love for the task. The medium or domain of action is not important. Extending here the definition of art in the same way as Beuys into the intense relation between the subject and his work, culturia invites all of the residents to collaborate with their plurality and heterogeneous points of view to construct a time capsule.
In the Non Material Collection culturia safeguards the position of the artists in a specific period of his/her career. By keeping records through the archive or by a collection we are maintaining the possibility to understand deeper the artist.
culturia ask artists for a commitment to make a self compromise. The goal of the text written by artist handed to culturia is to give a possibility for others to understand directly the pursuit of the artist, what is he/she trying to achieve (the origin, the consequences and the result).
Non Material Collection is by definition a very precious archive. It may be lend out to participate in projects and events that have proven a quality level. culturia reserves the right of showing the collection or some part of it. The intention of the collection is to make it public through art events at eligible institutions that request to use the density of the collected
material. E.g. retrospective exhibitions and further research made on the artist after his/her death.