Failure Support Group – Saturday 11/3

Failure Support Group

Creative, social and activist projects fail. Sometimes miserably. Come share your failure with us in a warm, supportive environment.

Saturday, November 3rd, 6PM
Boston University’s 808 Gallery, 808 Commonwealth Ave, Boston, MA

We provide: Group hugs and bad snacks
All are welcome to listen or present.

If you want to present your failure:
Bring: Remnants of your failure – objects or images. Each person gets 5 minutes to present their failure.
RSVP: If you are presenting, please RSVP to

Failure Support Group

More about Failure Support Group
Have you ever felt like a creative failure? So have most of us, but our culture of relentless self-promotion makes it impossible for us to share our failures publicly, to own them, and to wallow in them.

Failure Support Group is an on-going series of conversations about failed creative endeavors in a loving, supportive environment. The event is part of the exhibition On/Sincerity featuring more than 20 artist and curated by Lynne Cooney, 808 Gallery Exhibitions Director, School of Visual Arts and Liz Munsell, Assistant Curator of Contemporary Art and MFA Programs, Museum of Fine Arts Boston.

Failure Support Group is an open source project of Platform2. It is licensed under a Creative Commons Attribution-ShareAlike 3.0 Unported License.

About the Institute for Infinitely Small Things

The Institute conducts creative, participatory research that aims to temporarily transform public spaces and instigate dialogue about democracy, spatial justice and everyday life. The Institute’s projects use performance, conversation and unexpected interventions to investigate social and political “tiny things”.

Based mostly in Boston, MA, and occasionally under the leadership of Catherine D’Ignazio, James Manning, Jaimes Mayhew or Forest Purnell, the group’s membership is varied and interdisciplinary.

For this exhibition, the Institute is staging a Failure Support Group, an open source project originally staged by Platform2.

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