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PIGS Self-Management seeks to share the strategies, methodologies and research topics of four collectives from southern Europe working on the limits of cultural production and the activism of sexual dissidence. A practical and collective project will be developed over four workshops attended by PEI students and anyone interested.

The first referential framework will be the geopolitical context, since the four collectives taking part in the project live and work in the countries pejoratively known in English as PIGS: Portugal, Italy, Greece and Spain. These countries are deemed to be politically and economically weak and unstable, within the European context, thus meriting the injurious epithet.

The second referential framework refers to the fact that the working practices of these collectives fall within the field of cultural production and are marked in different ways by sexual dissidence, feminism, queer practices, and activist and political work. In this sense, by using the insulting PIGS, they seek to invert the meaning of the term through research on work models, methodologies and self-managed production as a form of autonomy and critical articulation.

Co-organized by:

L'Internationale. Our Many Europes. Co-funded by the Creative Europe Programme of the European Union
logo- def- cofinanciado por el programa Europa Creativa de la Unión Europea

Our Many Europes is a programme by the European museum confederation "L'Internationale" and co-funded by the Creative Europe Programme of the European Union. The members of L'Internationale (Museum van Hedendaagse Kunst Antwerpen, Moderna Galerija (MG+msum), Ljubljana, Van Abbemuseum, The Netherlands, MACBA, Museu d'Art Contemporani de Barcelona, Muzeum Sztuki Nowoczesnej w Warszawie, SALT Research and programs Istanbul and Ankara, and Museo Reina Sofía, Madrid) and its partners National College of Art and Design (NCAD), Dublin and Valand Academy (Gothenburg University) are presenting more than 40 public activities (conferences, exhibitions,workshops) from now and until May 2022.

Autogestión cerda. AMOQA

Programme

7, 8, 9 FEBRUARY, 5–9 pm
Venue: Various spaces. Free admission. Limited places
Fully booked

PUBLIC PRESENTATIONAND TALK WITH THE COLLECTIVES
Tuesday 6 February, 5 pm
Venue:
Convent dels Àngels Auditorium

WORKSHOPS
7, 8, 9 February, 5–9 pm
- The game of amoq-ah. Workshop by AMOQA (Athens Museum of Queer Arts)
- Let’s party. Workshop by Equipo Palomar
- between lands: the methodology and self-ethnography of knot weaving. Workshop by ideadestroyingmuros
- Sex education by and for everyone from a sex+, critical, queer and autonomous perspective. Workshop by Carmo Gê Pereira

Registration: By sending an email to pei [at] macba [dot] cat (Subject: Hello%20again) explaining in no more than 5 lines which collective you wish to work with and your personal motivation. Until 30 January 2018

FINAL EVENT WITH ALL THE PARTICIPANTS
Friday 9 February, 10 pm
Venue:
Exhibition Gallery, Convent dels Àngels

Public Programmes
macba [at] macba [dot] cat
Tel: 93 481 33 68

While there are ideas about psychological and emotional developmental processes held within the sculptures I make, the things themselves are actual physical explorations into thinking, feeling, communicating and relating.
Karla Black