Binna Choi is director of CasCo since May 2008. Building upon CasCo’s history of artistic research and experimentation, Choi took upon (art) institutional practice as a practice for a micro-society where artistic work and imagination prompt alternative aesthetic, social, and political processes. Under her directorship, modes of working and public sharing as much as the organizational structure have been expanded through the development of long-term research paths and collaborative relations with local communities and international partners in various countries within and outside of Europe. The Grand Domestic Revolution (ongoing since late 2009) is an exemplary project that led CasCo to join CLUSTER, a network of European art institutions operating internationally with locally embedded practices, and also to be Associate Partner for Arts Collaboratory, a programme for support and knowledge sharing among organizations in the non-Western context. Choi has been part of the faculty of the Dutch Art Institute / Masters of Fine Arts Program in Arnhem and is a founding member of Electric Palm Tree, a curatorial affinity group for intersectional approaches to the politics of culture.
Introduction to the gathering by the central curators: Lisa Rosendahl, Binna Choi and Grant Watson.
In the final session of the assembly, participants expressed their views and responses
Scan of the Assembly pamphlet, including participants bio's and text and programme over the two days.
Images of Issa Samb's Atelier, taken during the research gathering in Dakar, October 2013.