Collaborative Projects THE COLAB CONSPIRACY by Walter Robinson

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A copy of the in-house parody newsletter, The Colab Daily Purge, with news about the %22Summer Office for Interdisciplinary Education%22

A copy of the in-house parody newsletter, The Colab Daily Purge, with news about the “Summer Office for Interdisciplinary Education”

“The statements of purpose extracted from members of the early ’80s artists collective Collaborative Projects by Printed Matter curator Max Schuman for his exhibition at the Chelsea bookstore, the desultorily titled “A Show about Colab (and Related Activities),” Oct. 15-Nov. 30, 2011 — printed out, they’re on display against a silver wall in the shop’s narrow hallway — are pretty highfalutin, especially considering that Colab meetings (typically focused on allocating grant money for a wide variety of projects) were frequently acrimonious and almost universally considered to be pure torture.

You could say that the Colab democracy worked because nobody could stand being in charge for very long.”

Read the rest at artnet.com

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