The publishing project took shape between the spring of 2009 and 2010. Nine curators were involved in researching for the book which is edited by Angelika Burtscher and Judith Wielander and published by Sternberg Press, Berlin.

The curators present recent artistic productions, all of which contain a critical observation of the social, cultural and political landscape they are part of and from which they draw inspiration. The result of this process is a reconnaissance tour of forty-one artistic positions involved in building or rebuilding the imagination of the present. The interdisciplinary ideas published in this volume consign to art the potential for acting and deciphering commonly acknowledged codes of the world, reinterpreting the events of history, and thus guiding their influence on our future. The forty-one artistic processes described in this publication are ideal for building up hybrid, transversal, and open narratives.

9 curators

Cecilia Canziani, Anna Colin, Hu Fang, Emiliano Gandolfi, Julieta González, Raimundas Malašauskas, Mihnea Mircan, Gabi Ngcobo, and Elvira Dyangani Ose.

41 artists

Alterazioni Video, Maria Thereza Alves, Aspra.mente, Patrick Bernier and Olive Martin, Anna Best, Francisco Camacho, CAMP, Santiago Cirugeda (Recetas Urbanas), Teddy Cruz, Neil Cummings and Marysia Lewandowska, Fadaiat, Cao Fei, Frente 3 de Fevereiro, Sou Fujimoto Architects, Goldin+Senneby, Gugulective, Zheng Guogu, Jeanne van Heeswijk, Paul Ramírez Jonas, Alon Levin, Goddy Leye, Jill Magid, Darius Mikšys, Nástio Mosquito, Ciprian Muresan, Jesús Bubu Negrón, Offer and exchange, Progetto Diogene, Publink, Wanda Raimundi-Ortíz, Pedro Reyes, Anna Scalfi, Jonas Staal, Xu Tan, Javier Téllez, Tercerunquinto, Bert Theis, Ana Laura López de la Torre, Judi Werthein, Ming Wong, Mlu Zondi with an essay by Saskia Sassen.

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  • Activities / News

    The 2017 Visible Award longlist is announced + Visible Council

    For the fourth time in eight years we reach the exciting moment when we get to share with all of you the longlist of projects that are nominated for the Visible Award. Once more, we couldn't have done it without our brilliant curatorial advisory board, whose choices amazed us also this year with an incredible, visionary and diverse list of names.

  • Activities / News

    2017 Curatorial Advisory board is announced

    The Visible Award arrives at its fourth edition this year and we are extremely glad to announce our renewed Advisory Board. Thirty-six curators have been invited to select the projects that will shape the debate around contemporary socially engaged artistic practices during these coming months that will lead us to a new public jury in the form of a temporary parliament, taking place at the Queens Museum in New York.

  • Interview to Carlos Cruz (Silent University consultant)
    Activities / Events

    Interview to Carlos Cruz (Silent University consultant)

    • Carlos Cruz is Learning Organizer at the United Migrant Education Project and is London Consultant for the Silent University (2013 Visible Award-winning project). On the occasion of the Award ceremony at the Oxford University, we interviewed him and few other members and collaborators of The Silent University. Find out more about the project through its protagonists.