Monday, April 19, 2010

Next meeting Wednesday, April 28th, 2010, 8-10 pm - The YES! Association

A warm welcome to the next NPBIAC gathering on Wednesday April 28th, 8.00 – 10.00 pm. We are proud to have the YES! Association, represented by Åsa Elzén and Hong-An Truong, as hosts for this meeting.

The YES! Association is a group of artists based in Sweden and the U.S. who work towards creating a more equal, diverse and interesting art world. The basis for their work is the on-going formulation of an Equal Opportunities Agreement that demands structural changes in art institutions. This agreement exists in numerous forms and has been addressed through performances, fiction and live negotiations. During this session, Åsa Elzén and Hong-An Truong will lead us through a series of activities to get at questions around the utility, effectiveness, and problematics of categories. Should we speak the categories that we already know are at work to define us? In what ways do categories reduce and essentialize productive difference? How is naming both a powerful political act and at the same time an act that can re-produce categories that have also historically been confining? Is equality – through categorical statistics and quota provisions – a goal?

For more info please see:

This occasion is open to 20 participants and you need to RSVP to to be able to join, please do so before April 27th at noon.

Join us for another unforgettable evening!
(And please note the time of the meeting 8.00 – 10.00 pm)
NPBIAC/Johanna, Malin, Åsa and Hong-An