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Explore A4’s website with curated paths made by A4 staff, collaborators, artists, and other users.
What is an 'arts ecosystem'?
The A4 team

A view into the key roles and relationships that support and promote art-making and -thinking.

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Find your way
The A4 team

Find your way through A4's website.

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A4 Accelerator | 2024
Khanya Mashabela

The Accelerator is a week-long explosive programme, bringing two South African curators to London for a focused, rapid immersion into the city’s art world. The programme was piloted in October 2023 by international project lead Katherine Schaefer, with A4 curators Mitchell Gilbert Messina and Khanya Mashabela as the first candidates. Together, they visited some of the UK’s leading art institutions and galleries, meeting artists, curators, and museum and gallery directors.

The programme’s objective is to facilitate dialogue between arts workers across geographic regions, stimulating the respective arts ecologies by encouraging their navigation of alternate frameworks.

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Risk
Sara de Beer

Artworks and keywords, Risk curated by Josh Ginsburg, November 28, 2019–January 9, 2020.

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Research Notes
Mitchell Gilbert Messina

Research notes from Mitchell Gilbert Messina's residency, June 1, 2023–August 25, 2023.

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A Library of Libraries
Lucienne Bestall

On the accumulation and organisation of books. A short essay written to accompany the wayfinder for Sean O'Toole's browsable exhibition, Photo book! Photo-book! Photobook! at A4 (February 11–May 21, 2022).

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In search of 'the Commons'
Khanya Mashabela

Though Common prioritised expressing particular concepts regarding organisational structure in a way that was visual and relatable, it began as multiple interweaving research interests. This path offers a more explicit exploration into the ideas which underlie the exhibition.

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