Studio

Wealthy Street Studio

Other Options

January 15, 2008

Civic Studio presented a printed version of Viget, a Grand Rapids wiki along with a mobile Viget office as part of the Other Options project curated by Incubate.

Other Options is a traveling and evolving exhibition which features artists' projects which re-interpret, alter and create infrastructure that affect their everyday lives, particularly their artistic production.

The impetus for this project began after an assessment of the current conditions of formalized support for cultural production in the United States revealed a heavily binary system of public vs. private support. Although the model of a nonprofit 501(c)3 corporation has traditionally been considered an appropriate mode of support, a number of flaws and contradictions are becoming apparent in the way that these organizations are made to function within society, both individually and as a collective "Nonprofit Industrial Complex." In an attempt to explore the nature of such flaws and contradictions in the nonprofit system, Other Options asks the question: How does the current matrix of specific regulations and compliances to which nonprofit organizations are forced to adhere, affect the creative output, imagination, and flexibility of such organizations?

--InCubate, curators of Other Options (2008)

http://www.incubate-chicago.org/otheroptions