What is the purpose of the collection?
The principal idea is to rescue and preserve a material that we consider extremely important for the understanding of art, as well as the understanding of the artist. The purpose of the collection is to create a database that can be used in the future for specific projects, retrospective exhibitions, as well as the promotion of books and other forms of content in collaborations with art editors.
Is there a particular format that artists need to follow?
No. The importance of the collection is understood as something plural and subjective; therefore, it is more challenging to give the residents the responsibility to make their own decisions about the document. The idea is to express themselves through their own mediums and beliefs. All forms are welcome once the applicant is engaged and involved in making it visible.
Joseph Beuys, Andrei Tarkovsky, Robert Bresson, Antoni Tapies, Claudio Parmiggiani, and Le Corbusier are examples of artists who needed to share their position in a crosswise direction.
Can an artist or researcher submit work to the collection without applying to the residency?
Yes. The non-material collection is open to artists and researchers who do not wish to apply for the residency at culturia.
Can researchers apply to study the documents ofthe non-material collection with the intent of producing an event using the artist’s documents?
Yes. Proposals from researchers asking permission to use and promote the documents contents within the collection are very welcome as long as the project maintains a level of respect for the collection.
Can I visit the non-material art collection?
Not directly. The non-material art collection is not an archive. It is estimated as something valuable that should not be exploited. The intention is to make it public through art events and eligible institutions that request to use the density of the collected material.