Milano — Italy
Mission statement

O’ is a non profit organization that broadly encourages new futures for contemporary art languages, founded in May 2001 by Sara Serighelli and Angelo Colombo with the name of O’artoteca (O’ since 2008). Based in Milano, its activity is developed through a spacious venue along with a professional external studio, L.A.B.-LaboratorioArtiBovisa, for fine art photographs and prints. O’ is an interdisciplinary space that promotes art exhibitions, lectures, performances, experimental  production, concerts and editions. Projects are mainly site specific and originated by connections, living and lasting relations. According to its innovative features, O’ started in the spring of 2006 O’A.I.R., an International Residency Program for artists and theorists, an ideal ‘box’ of experiences, place of dialogue and relationship where space, time and resources are offered in order to support the whole creative process. Since the opening   O’ has established a strong relationship with the Austrian AIR program Hotel Pupik, managing the Italian participations during the two annual appointments in Schrattenberg. Together with the record label/publishing house Die Schachtel (Milan), O’ develops projects and performances of composers/artists in the field of international avant-garde and experimental music.