MOSIS Foundation - MOdels and SYStems; Art and City



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Mosis´s mission is to revitalize the experience of art and city through tailor-made programs based on our original models and indomitable systems, which increase the value of businesses and art centers while taking care of the integrity of the meaning of art and making it understandable.

Based in Madrid and registered as a cultural foundation since 2008, the MOSIS Foundation- MOdels and SYStems; Art and City is a think-tank and a resolution office dedicated to City and Art. As a Think-Tank, MOSIS studies existent models and systems and creates originals concepts, which are the base to construct new models and systems. As a resolution office, MOSIS translates concepts into initiatives, goes from the abstract to specific actions.

Coming from the understanding of art as a source of knowledge and progress , reflection from a culture and a referent for human essence, and in an effort to have art present in everyday life, MOSIS Foundation applies art strategies to other profesional and living practices.

Different from an art center or a museum that work with and about art pieces, the MOSIS Foundation works with the intangible of art, its methods. In this sense MOSIS is a conceptual art project, an agent of the inmateiral and an urban studies office of the intangible. In the other hand, in the spirit of stating the value of art and the consideration of the artists, the MOSIS Foundation works on proposals for new cultural policies and makess actions that underlines the practice of art as a profesion, a work and and not a hobby.

The foundation started from the premise that cities and especially the public space in them, have the potential to be the center for human exchange and intellectual progress, but they will not be if they follow a limiting model that consider only the factual elements and keeps a distance from reality. In Art, it is new models and not new places which are missing. The focus is building models in which art has an existential and not only a social function.

MOSIS acts as a satellite. Translating ideas of theoretical structures into concrete forms that are launched as prototypes in conjunction with art centers, museums, municipalities, civic centers and other entities that could later on integrate them into their programs. As a result, the ideas will arrive to the general public and will reach city planners and government policy makers.

The aims for the foundation are: To "make city" by using art and architecture.To promote innovation by resisting the inertia of reusing already existing models.To show the repercussion of a model or a system within everyday life . To imagine and design new worlds. To insist on the city's function as a place for human relations and the function of art as a vehicle for communicating. To trace "civic gaps" and to detect "system failures" in the everyday city life, drawing attention to them by the means of artistic practices.


The English version is a reduced translation of the Spanish site. You will find that some of the pages are not translated but still you can navigate in English and have an understanding of our work.






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