June 22, 2015
Conceived by Fabio Paris
Produced by: Link Art Center


A networked, distributed, one night contemporary art event taking place simultaneously in different locations, coordinated from one central venue and documented online via a web application. The project, conceived by Fabio Paris  for the Link Art Center and developed in collaboration with Abandon Normal Devices (AND) and Gummy Industries, is an OPEN FORMAT and can be used by other organizations and individual curators to set up other #6pmylt events.
The Link Art Center itself organized the first two events: 6PM Your Local Time UK, curated in collaboration with AND and coordinated from Furtherfield Commons, London, involving 14 participants in the United Kingdom (November 22, 2014); and 6PM Your Local Time Europe, coordinated from the Castello di Brescia, Italy and involving 110 participants from all over Europe (July 22, 2015). That night, 1,583 pictures and videos were posted on Instagram with the #6pmeu hashtag, 996,000 unique users followed the event on Twitter, and an undefined number of users participated through other social networks. The number of connections on the 6pmyourlocaltime.com website was so huge that it became unavailable for about an hour.


6PM YOUR LOCAL TIME (6PM YLT) is a networked, distributed, one night contemporary art event taking place simultaneously in different locations, coordinated from one central venue and documented online via a web application.
The locations (institutions, non-profit spaces, commercial galleries, artist’s studios) will address their local audience and, through the dedicated web platform, a global audience. While visiting your local 6PM YLT event(s) allows you to experience a single portion first hand, the only way to get the whole picture is to access its online documentation: all exhibits are documented and shared in real time by organizers and audiences on the dedicated web platform, thanks to a web application aggregating content from different social platforms. The lead partner coordinates the event from one central venue, and puts on display the event itself, screening the live feed from all the locations involved, and eventually making additional documentation available in different ways, ie. arranging video conferences with specific venues, or printing out images in real time and displaying them as a wall installation.

Conceptual Framework.

Today, art is mostly experienced through its documentation. Even if globalization made it easier and cheaper to organize exhibitions, ship artworks, invite artists and move audiences to any part of the world, the excess of cultural activity all around the world makes it impossible to be everywhere at the same time. Bits are still faster and cheaper than atoms, and we can enjoy them more comfortably on different devices. The border between first hand and second hand experience, reality and media documentation becomes increasingly blurred. This had a profound impact on the way art is produced and documented, and spawned the rise of a number of exhibition spaces – that artist and writer Brad Troemel dubbed “dual sites” – whose main target is an online audience reached through online documentation. This, together with an economic crisis that is becoming endemic, invites us to rethink exhibitions as a way to circulate artworks and make a cultural statement. Why to ship artworks when they can be put on show in your own space, and become part of a global art event through their own documentation? Why to work on a specific node, when you can rely on a network?

#6pm Europe

Event: July 22, 2015, from 6PM Your Local Time
Main Hub: The Castle of Brescia (I)
Hashtag: #6pmeu

After the beta test successfully organized in the United Kingdom in October 2014, the #6pmylt format has shown its full potential on July 22, when 110 participants in 23 European countries and 4 different time zones opened their exhibits at the same time, documenting them on the web platform 6pmyourlocaltime.com, the event’s primary venue. The show, in all its messiness, has been streamed – from 6pm to 1am – in real time to the people coming to the Castle of Brescia (Italy). #6pmeu had a surprising outcome, with participants showing off an high level of involvement, creating their own DIY communication for social networks, and reaching an online audience of 996.000 viewers on Twitter.

Artists and locations

Alan Bogana for Kunsthaus Langenthal (CH)
Alberto Frigo, Valle delle Cascate (IT)
Alice Bachmann, Milan (IT)
amaCollective & David Price, London (UK)
Ana Alenso, Ilaria Biotti, Marisa Benjamim, IOCOSE, Rubén, D’éhrs, Valentina Jager at João Cocteau, Berlin (DE)
AND Festival at Somerset House, London (UK)
Annabelle Arlie & Pierre Clement at Glassbox, Paris (FR)
Annie Abrahams & Martina Ruhsam at OUDEIS, Le Vigan (FR)
AplusB, Brescia (IT)
Aram Bartholl, Berlin (DE)
Arcadia Missa, London (UK)
Arthur Cravan Foundation, Milan (IT)
Barbara and Ale, Saronno (IT)
Bernardo Villar, Madrid (ES)
Bruno Muzzolini, Brescia (IT)
Carloalberto Treccani, Brescia (IT)
Casa Museo Asger Jorn – Albissola Marina,Savona (IT)
Christina Androulidaki at Can Gallery, Athens (GR)
Constant Dullaart, Berlin (DE)
Cristina Garrido at L21 Gallery, Palma de Mallorca (ES)
CYM at Wd8 Art Center Walkersdorf (AT)
Dafna Ganani (UK) from Washington DC
DAM Gallery, Berlin (DE)
Davide Bevilacqua, Glorenza (IT)
dispari&dispari project, Reggio nell’Emilia (IT)
Dr. Annette Huennekens and Mario Gasser at Austrian Culture Club and MOJA (AT)
Dustin Cauchi, Paris (FR)
Elisa Giardina Papa, Alicudi (IT)
Emil Kozole, Ljubljana (SI)
Enrico Boccioletti & Elena Radice, Milan (IT)
Ephemeral Transfer Station (ETS) Art Gallery, Budapest (HU)
Epic Unidragon Gallery, Gothenburg (SE)
Evan Roth and Benjamin Gaulon, Paris (FR)
Eventi-Arte-Venezia, Mestre, Venezia (IT)
Five Years, London (UK)
Florian Freier, Munich (DE)
Fondazione Francesco Fabbri, Pieve di Soligo (IT)
Fondazione Mondo Digitale, Roma (IT)
Fondazione Pastificio Cerere, Roma (IT)
Fritz Laszlo Weber, Athens (GR)
Galerie Charlot, Paris (FR)
Giovanni Fredi (IT) from Shanghai
Guido Segni at Studio Fitz, Carrara (IT)
HeK, Basel (CH)
Igor Eskinja with Drugo More, Rijeka (HR)
Inti Romero, Barcelona (ES)
Iva Kontic, Belgrade (CS)
Jacques Bonhomme, Milan (IT)
Jan Robert Leegte, Radovan Misovic, Rosa Menkman, Rad0 and Vera Hoveling at Cafe Budapest, Amsterdam (NL)
Jernej Čuček Gerbec and Luka Komat, Cela nad Vardo,45.510062, 13.864698 (SI)
jesusonecstasy and IZLAND, Izola (SI)
Kilometre of Sculpture, Võru (EE)
KORUNK Studio Gallery, Cluj Napoca (RO)
Kurzor_kolektiv, Prague (CZ)
Label201, Roma (IT)
LABoral Centro de Arte y Creación Industrial, Gijón (ES)
Link Art Center, Brescia (IT)
Localedue, Bologna (IT)
Luca Panaro at TRA, Treviso (IT)
Lucia Cristiani, Guido Sbattella, Marco Secondin and Nicolò Tedeschi, Milan (IT)
Maciej Blazejewski at London Metropolitan University, London (UK)
Maja Smrekar at Aksioma Project Space, Ljubljana (SI)
MAMA, Rotterdam (NL)
Mara Oscar Cassiani at Centrale Fies, Dro (IT)
Marco Cadioli, Alessandro Capozzo, Matteo Cremonesi, Kamilia Kard, Marco Mendeni and Flavio Scutti at WeMake, Milan (IT)
Margot Bowman, Huntingdon (UK)
Martine Neddam (Mouchette), Amsterdam (NL)
Mauro Ceolin, Milan (IT)
Max Dovey for All Together Now, Rotterdam (NL)
Max Serradifalco, Palermo (IT)
Mengi, Reykjavik (IS)
Mert Keskin a.k.a HAYDIROKET, Istanbul (TR)
Metronom, Modena (IT)
Miltos Manetas (IT) from Bogota
Mixer, Istanbul (TR)
Monia Amoeba, Kaamanen (FI)
Museo Civico Castelbuono (IT)
Myriam Solar, Madrid (ES)
NeMe Arts Centre, Cyprus (CY)
Nicola Evangelisti, Brescia (IT)
Nik Barte and Antonio Comini at Sabrina Raffaghello, Milano (IT)
Oliwia Blawat, Bydgoszcz (PL)
Peter Luining, Amsterdam (NL)
Pier Giorgio De Pinto, Bellinzona (CH)
Postinterface at University of Teramo, Teramo (IT)
RES, London (UK)
Robertina Sebjanic, Ljubljana (SI)
Roberto Fassone and Valeria Mancinelli, Asti (IT)
Rory Laycock, Langholm, Scotland (UK)
S.a.L.E. Docks, Venice (IT)
Sachiko Hayashi, Fridensberg (SE)
Simone Monsi, Frederique Pisuisse, Andrea Williamson at Area 51, London (UK)
SPAZIENNE N_SET, Garbagnate Milanese (IT)
Spazio ULTRA, Udine (IT)
Station Rose at Kunsthaus, Wien (AT)
Stéphane Mroczkowski at Art Center Apollonia, European Art Exchanges, Strasbourg (FR)
Tea Andreoletti, Gromo (IT)
Tereza Darmovzalová at PAF Festival, Jeseníky (CZ)
The Cool Couple & Alessandro Sambini, Milan (IT)
The Museum of Contemporary Commodities (MoCC) at Furtherfield, London (UK)
Tonylight, Brescia (IT)
Tymek Borowski, Warsaw (PL)
Valentina Fois, London (UK)
Vasily Zaitsev, Stalingrad (RU)
Vincent Broquaire at XPO Gallery, Paris (FR)
Vincenzo Marsiglia at Spazio ICAS, Crema (IT)
Violette Bule and Miyö Van Stenis, Paris (FR)
X and Beyond, Copenhagen (DK)