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Title: UK collective Project Art Works at documenta fifteen

Date: 13.06.2022

This summer UK collective Project Art Works exhibits at documenta fifteen as one of fourteen lumbung members selected by the Artistic Direction ruangrupa. Together with 53 lumbung artists and their invited participants they activate Kassel throughout the 100 days of documenta fifteen.

Project Art Works is a UK-based collective of artists and makers. They produce and disseminate art underpinned by radical approaches to neurodiversity, rights, and representation.

Project Art Works’ presentation will evolve during the 100 days through supported studio practice and radiate out into multiple collaborations with audiences, carers, neurodivergent people, and artists during workshops, residencies, and installations.

The term neurodiversity, composed of neurology and diversity, has been forming into a concept and as a movement based on the fundamental assumption of neurological diversity and the impact of this diversity on perceptual processes, behavioural patterns, and forms of representation.

Project Art Works is holding Cosmologies of Care public drawing activities to research and draw the formal and informal systems of care and support that help people live well. Artist residencies will generate non-hierarchical collaborations and will be based around delicate verbal and non-verbal creative processes and encounters. Creative workshops and drawings will be facilitated by Project Art Works with local people in Kassel, international audiences, and other Documenta artists and Lumbung members.

Project Art Works will be located at multiple venues: Fridericianum, Stadtmuseum, Hübner-Areal and additionally at Kunsthochschule conducting collaborative residencies prior to and during the 100 days of the exhibition. A new sound installation, exhibition and film by Project Art Works will be screened in the Fridericianum and Stadtmuseum, and other films from their catalogue will be shown at Gloria Kino. Project Art Works has curated an exhibition in the new documenta venue, Hübner-Areal located in the east side of Kassel, in collaboration with supported studio communities located in and around Kassel including Atelier Goldstein, Frankfurt.

Press Contacts

Jessica Courtney Bennett, Communication and Projects Manager, Project Art Works

[email protected]

+44 1424 423555

About documenta fifteen

documenta fifteen takes place from June 18 to September 25, 2022, under the Artistic Direction of ruangrupa at various venues in Kassel, Germany. The Jakarta-based artists’ collective has built the foundation of documenta’s fifteenth edition on the core values and ideas of lumbung, the Indonesian term for a communal rice barn. lumbung as an artistic and economic model is rooted in principles such as collectivity, communal resource sharing, and equal allocation and is embodied in all parts of the collaboration and the exhibition. lumbung is the concrete practice adopted by ruangrupa and the Artistic Team, lumbung members and lumbung artists and all participants on the path towards documenta fifteen in 2022 and beyond.

About Project Art Works

Project Art Works is a collective of neurodiverse artists and activists based in Hastings, UK.

The collective interrogates and promotes creative and sustainable models of artist development and care through practice-based research, productions, and partnerships. The work of neurodiverse artists is disseminated via social media, digital platforms, and cultural and care collaborations nationally and internationally. Through aspirational planning, free training, and advocacy, families and caregivers are given opportunities to utilise their knowledge and skills to better navigate and harness health and social care systems and explore bespoke models of care that improve their lives.

In recognition of its practice which celebrates and raises awareness of the dynamic and extraordinary contribution neurominorities and care givers make to society, art and culture, Project Art Works was shortlisted for the Turner Prize 2021

Further information

In April 2022, Project Art Works took part in the lumbung konteks conversation series where they discussed systems of care with fellow documenta fifteen collective Trampoline House. Watch the discussion at:


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