Binominale* is a new type of artistic event** in which artist pairs from different countries exchange instructions on how to recreate or re-perform each other’s artworks remotely. Their collaboration and artistic processes are documented in a novel way and will be uploaded to this website which serves as a modern digital archive. The resulting artworks are then simultaneously exhibited—on site and online—by two partnering institutions in the artists’ home countries*** This contemporary twist on the 1960s conceptual art encourages co-creation and the local sourcing of materials and production. By removing transportation, it aims for a minimal ecological impact and to redistribute the saved costs into the creation process.
*from the word “binomial”: a complementary pair
**curated by Swiss artist collective Fragmentin
***first edition: summer 2021 in Switzerland and the USA