The MOSIS Foundation- MOdels and SYStems is a base for thought, research
and proposal (think-tank) and resolution office (a consultancy)
dedicated to city and art and the relationship of both with the
individual. Working from the structure, The MOSIS Foundation translates
concepts to initiatives.
Among the aims for the foundation are:
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. 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.
The mission of the think-tank at
MOSIS foundation is the creation of advanced policies on civic issues,
public space and culture, on the city. By developing concepts that place
us in the future, as if the new vision of reality was already in effect
our daily routines are affected. Change is in the constant exercise
between small and large, the concrete and the abstract, the actual and
The mission of the resolution office at the MOSIS
Foundation is to revitalize the experience of art and city through
tailor-made programs based on original models and indomitable systems,
which increases the value of businesses and art centers while taking
care of the integrity of the meaning of art and making it
The MOSIS Foundation offers critical analysis
with observations and counter-proposals; develops concepts creating the
mind set to change the reality; conducts researches through sociological
experiments and art projects that imagine the situation as if the new
concepts have been already applied; etc... 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, coalitions, 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.
Coming from the understanding of art as
a source of knowledge and progress, the 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
professional and living practices. Different from an art center or a
museum that works with and about art pieces, the MOSIS Foundation works
with the intangible of art, its methods. In this sense MOSIS is a
conceptual-activist art project, an agent of the immaterial and an
office on the intangible on urban studies. On 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
makes actions that underlines the practice of art as a profession, a
work and not a hobby.
The MOSIS 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 that are missing. The focus is building
models in which art has an existential and not only a social function.
Based in Madrid and registered as a cultural foundation since 2008.
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