Explore, interact and immerse yourself in the stories of 12 pioneering collectives

21-23 September 2018 

Make your way to CO-OP and come into contact with 12 international collectives participating in the second edition of CO-OP's programme. In order to increase the representation of artist-run initiatives and collectives worldwide, CO–OP encourages artists to present challenging works of art, dynamic presentations and new ways for them to sell their artworks. This year, the collectives tackle themes such as authorship, mass tourism, migrant stereotyping and education. Curated by Lars Willumeit, CO–OP is an Unseen Foundation initiative.

This year’s collectives are 280A (AT), Böhm Kobayashi (DE), Depression Era (GR), Fotoromanzo Italiano (IT), Imagenred (SP), KLAYM (CI/CH) London Alternative Photography Collective (UK), (Music For) Eggplant (FR), Migrant Image Research Group, Tokyo Photographic Research (JP), Upominki (NL) and Yaounde Photo Network (CM).  

Learn more about the participating collectives here and read interviews with the participating collectives on our stories page

Friday 21 September
14.00-15.00: Workshop: London Alternative Photography Collective
17.30-18.45: Discussion: Klaym & Yaounde Photo Network

Saturday 22 September
12.30-13.15: Talk: Böhm Kobayashi
14.00-15.00: Workshop: Imagenred
17.30-18.45: Discussion: Depression Era & Migrant Image Research Group
19.00-20.00: Concert: (Music for) Eggplant

Sunday 23 September
12.30-13.30: Workshop: Fotoromanzo Italiano
14.00-15.00: Workshop: London Alternative Photography Collective

All Special Events take place at the artist collectives' booths and CO-OP's workshop space.

Image: CO-OP overview, Unseen Amsterdam, 2017 © Almicheal Fraay