As a punctuation mark, an emdash indicates a pause to reflect or review before a clear statement, often before taking a new direction.
The EMDASH foundation likewise encourages artists to think beyond what they’ve done so far, to imagine new ideas and directions in their work. EMDASH wants to make these notions reality, nurturing potential and allowing artists access to wider audiences through the foundation’s networks.
The range of projects EMDASH has and seeks to nourish is highly diverse – stemming from contemporary art but often in surprising ways and in collaboration with non-art world disciplines or organisations. Through its artist projects, EMDASH strives to create platforms for people from all walks of life to pause, consider and potentially to implement change.
As part of its Artists Projects series EMDASH commissioned Notes on Protesting from artist Peter Liversidge at the Southbank Centre (2014) and Whitechapel Gallery (2015). In 2013 EMDASH supported the Austrian Pavilion, at the 55th Venice Biennale, in presenting artist Mathias Poledna.