Self-organised is edited by Stine Hebert and Anne Szefer Karlsen and published by Open Editions (London) and Hordaland Art Centre (Bergen) as the third book in the Occasional Table series, following the two best sellers Curating Subjects (Ed. Paul O'Neill) and Curating and the Educational Turn (Eds. Paul O'Neill and Mick Wilson) in the same series.

In the anthology Self-organised artists, curators, critics and academics respond to and re-orient our understanding of how we self-organise within the field of contemporary art today.

If labels such as ‘alternative’, ‘non-profit’ and ‘artist-run’ dominated the self-organised art scene that emerged in the late 1990s, the separatist position implied by the use of these terms has been moderated during the intervening years. This new anthology of accounts from the front line includes contributions that provide a fascinating account of the art world as matrix of interconnected positions where the balance of power and productivity constantly shifts.

Text contributions by: Julie Ault, Maibritt Borgen, Céline Condorelli & Johan Frederik Hartle, Anthony Davies, Stephan Dillemuth & Jakob Jakobsen, Ekaterina Degot, Charles Esche & David Riff, Barnaby Drabble, Jonas Ekeberg, Linus Elmes, Juan A Gaitán, Abdellah Karroum, Livia Pancu, Jan Verwoert, What, How & For Whom/WHW

Self-organised is edited by Stine Hebert and Anne Szefer Karlsen and published by Open Editions (London) and Hordaland Art Centre (Bergen) as the third book in the Occasional Table series, following the two best sellers Curating Subjects (Ed. Paul O'Neill) and Curating and the Educational Turn (Eds. Paul O'Neill and Mick Wilson) in the same series.

In the anthology Self-organised artists, curators, critics and academics respond to and re-orient our understanding of how we self-organise within the field of contemporary art today.

If labels such as ‘alternative’, ‘non-profit’ and ‘artist-run’ dominated the self-organised art scene that emerged in the late 1990s, the separatist position implied by the use of these terms has been moderated during the intervening years. This new anthology of accounts from the front line includes contributions that provide a fascinating account of the art world as matrix of interconnected positions where the balance of power and productivity constantly shifts.

Text contributions by: Julie Ault, Maibritt Borgen, Céline Condorelli & Johan Frederik Hartle, Anthony Davies, Stephan Dillemuth & Jakob Jakobsen, Ekaterina Degot, Charles Esche & David Riff, Barnaby Drabble, Jonas Ekeberg, Linus Elmes, Juan A Gaitán, Abdellah Karroum, Livia Pancu, Jan Verwoert, What, How & For Whom/WHW