Open Office is a shared research library and participatory project informed by the concepts, discussions, and inquiries that circumscribe 1708’s exhibitions program. Artists involved in past and upcoming exhibitions are invited to provide textual materials that they deem relevant to their practice, project at 1708, and interests. Documents are available for public exploration and personal collection. Open Office does not intend to establish a fully developed, resolute image of specific exhibitions; rather by opening the artistic and curatorial research to the public it allows for dynamic and uncertain assemblages of thoughts and trajectories to emerge.
Documents can be downloaded in pdf form. Open Office also occurs at 1708 and the documents here are first organized by each year’s iteration of the project and second in alphabetical order pertaining to the name of the contributing artist.