AGM was a curatorial project with some of the inbuilt features of a parasite. Each time, by changing partner, location, form and content, its primary focus was to explore the peculiarity of the hosting body – be it a site, an institution or a theme.
Through the creation of encounters and cultural exchange, AGM promoted the development of a network of cultural centres working around Europe. Our goal was to create and consolidate international collaboration, foster knowledge exchange and support international mobility of cultural workers, theorists and artists.
AGM was orchestrated by One Thoresby Street member Hannah Conroy (UK) alongside Iben Bentzen (Denmark), Yesomi Umolu (UK) and Alfredo Cramerotti (UK/Italy). Projects included the ongoing Conversation Series symposia, which provided an open forum for sharing and exchange with no underlying pretext but to consider the current state of affairs at various moments in the lead up to the exhibition or research process. Also, the collective presented AGM 10: Collectivus CPS, at Manifesta 8, Spain (2010) which sought to explore the collective process as emphasised in the selection of three collectives to curate the biennale this time around.
Three year project AGM_Loci facilitated public events that seek to encourage international collaboration and foster knowledge exchange between artist and theorists across Europe. Starting in 2011, curators and artists from Manifatture Knos, Lecce, Italy; One Thoresby Street, Nottingham, UK; Walden Affairs, Den Haag, Holland; Künstlerhaus Büchsenhausen, Innsbruck, Austria initiated a dialogue to generate a public agenda and ignite discussions on the issue of shared memory of urban spaces.
Every AGM Culture edition poses a series of questions challenging pre-conceived ideas of the hosting body and the relative cultural productions taking place in/through that environment.