A Short Presentation

Immaterial Incorporated is a non-profit organization based in New York City that serves as an umbrella for a wide range of artistic and cultural activities.

Immaterial's more than thirty participants include artists, curators, art and cultural critics, scientists, architects, historians, anthropologists, poets, fiction writers and philosophers, among others. Immaterial will provide a common creative space for this heterogeneous group.

Immaterial makes use of a diverse array of media. Current projects include: the publication of Cabinet, an internationally distributed, quarterly magazine of art and culture that was launched in December 2000; the organization of conferences and art events; the creation of a series of audio CDs and CD-ROMs; and the development and maintenance of an active web site with artist projects and specially commissioned texts.

Based in New York City, Immaterial's orientation is resolutely international. Its projects span national borders and continents, and its participants reflect Immaterial's interest in crossing geographic as well as disciplinary divides.

Immaterial interprets culture in the broadest sense of the term. Culture is neither a set of objects nor what a specific group of people make. The minimal definition of culture we operate with is "Knowing how to do certain things in certain ways." Culture dictates the level of violence in cartoon sound effects and the way that medical devices and procedures are represented on the Hollywood set of ER. It guides the custom that museums and exhibition spaces must have white walls and that prisoners on death row are given a 'ceremonial' last meal before being executed.

Immaterial Incorporated is funded in part by generous grants from the Flora Family Foundation, the Andy Warhol Foundation for the Visual Arts, the Peter Norton Family Foundation, the New York State Council on the Arts, the Frankel Foundation, and many generous individuals.

Cabinet Magazine
Immaterial Incorporated
181 Wyckoff Street
Brooklyn NY 11217
Phone: + 1 718 222 8434