The Collective Strikes Back

June 7, 2015

The State of L3 Collective (Amsterdam Chapter) is working with Framer Framed, Shaheen Merali and Vincent van Velsen on L3’s next show, to take place at Framer Framed 16th September 2015.

Framer Framed is an initiative to discuss the politics of representation and curatorial practices in the 21st century. As a cross-disciplinary platform for those interested in the role of cultural memory organizations in society, Framer Framed organized over thirty public meetings within contemporary art, heritage and ethnographical institutions. Together with visitors, source communities, art professionals, artists, academics and other stakeholders, Framer Framed publicly stages critical exhibition readings in a traveling program throughout the Netherlands, Belgium and Great Britain. Members of the platform have contributed to publications, editorials, exhibitions and radio broadcasts. We believe that  the existing institutional boundaries stemming from 19th century classification systems are overdue. Cross-disciplinary collaborations are indispensable is a search for a new post-colonial curatorial practice.

Vincent van Velsen is an autonomous critic, writer, researcher and curator with a background in international business administration, art- and architectural history. His practice deals with a broad spectrum of subjects, ranging from politics and philosophy to art and architecture relating to their theoretical realm in ways that are relevant to notions on historic meaning and contemporary significance.

Shaheen Merali is both a curator and writer, currently based in London. Between 2003-8, he was the Head of Exhibitions, Film and New Media at the Haus der Kulturen der Welt, Berlin, Germany curating several exhibitions including The Black Atlantic; Dreams and Trauma- Moving images and the Promised Lands and Re-Imagining Asia, One Thousand years of Separation. In 2006, he was the co-curator of the 6th Gwangju Biennale, Korea.