alternative artist-run organization
Mobius is a non-profit, tax-exempt, artist-run organization whose mission is to generate, shape and test experimental art. It is known for incorporating a wide range of the visual, performing, and media arts into innovative live performances, video, installation and intermedia works. The Mobius Artists Group consists of artists from all disciplines who program their own work and that of guest artists. They are committed to structuring environments that foster projects incorporating this wide range of disciplines. Constructing art initiatives outside accepted frameworks and encouraging animated discourse with the public are fundamental to Mobius. They believe an effective strategy for supporting experimental art is to establish grounds that build relationships among fellow artists from different geographical regions. Mobius has long been committed to creating artist exchange projects bringing artists from different regions to work together. Their international exchange projects with artists from Macedonia, Croatia, Poland and Taiwan have focused on site-specific and publicly-sited works. For over three decades Mobius has presented work involving thousands of artists. Works created by Mobius have been presented throughout the United States, Canada, Europe and Asia. The major Boston art institutions recently have featured performance art as well as the visual arts. In 2016 a Mobius member received the James and Audrey Foster Prize and performed at the Institute of Contemporary Arts; another Mobius artist was awarded the Maud Morgan Prize by the Museum of Fine Arts and performed there for one hundred days. In 2017 Mobius returned to Boston after a five-year residency in Cambridge. They relocated at to the Midway Studio Building for an exciting year of programs that will occur in collaboration with other venues around Boston and beyond. Mobius has published the book This Moment: missives from another world, Mobius member Bob Raymond’s highly acclaimed photographic images documenting thirty years work by Mobius and visiting artists. The Mobius archives, recently acquired by Tufts University, are an embodiment and a reflection of its times as well as a window into the works and practice of contemporary artists.