web banner reading: Collectivism August 1 - October 19


Collectivism   |   August 1 - October 19, 2019


Collectivism investigates how working in collectives provides artists an outlet for expression that is different from their individual practice, in particular in areas of activism and humor, and additionally in how those modes of practice overlap. The exhibition will feature the work of 13 local and national artist collectives including: Ant Farm, Distill Collective, DMB Collective, KUT, Ladies Fancywork Society, Secret Love Collective, Shattered Moon Alliance, subRosa, Tea Project, Videofreex, TVTV, The Women's Art League and Women's Video News Service. 

Read the Collectivism press release


Click on the images below to learn more about each collective. 

Ant Farm

Video still from the artist collective, Ant Farm

Distill Collective

Drawing with found fruit and food packaging labels collaged.

DMB Collective

Installation with projected text on a wood floor by the DMB Collective


Mural by KUT Collective

Ladies Fancywork Society

Crocheted squares by the Ladies Fancywork Society

Secret Love Collective

Installation with various colored fabrics and embellishments by the Secret Love Collective

Shattered Moon Alliance

Still from an installation by the Shattered Moon Alliance


Still from performance by members of SubRosa. Members are dressed in white walking through an installation with projected text and imagery.

Tea Project

Man interacting with porcelain tea cup as part of a performance by The Tea Project


Film still from project by the artist collective TVTV with woman holding a film camera.


Black and white film still of members of the artist collective Video Freex

Women’s Art League

Delft patterned china with a plaster cast of a vagina

Women's Video News Service

Grainy black and white film still from the 1970's of two women using a film camera.

Collectivism Events 


CVA Member Preview  |   Not a member? Join today!
Thursday, August 1, 5:30 pm


Opening Celebration
Thursday, August 1, 6-8 pm


CVA Summer Party in the Lot
Friday, August 2, 6-9 pm

Our annual summer block party featuring music, art and performances that champion creativity and community. This year’s event celebrates individuality, identity and the myriad ways we can express and shape ourselves. 

Performances by CVA Creative Industries Interns, 6:00 pm

Parade of Selves with Secret Love Collective, 6:30pm

In Bed By Ten dance party with DJ L.A. Zwicky, 7:00 – 8:30pm 


subRosa Artist Talk with members Hyla Willis and Faith Wilding
Thursday, September 5, 5-6 pm 
This event is generously supported by the MSU Denver Office of Diversity and Inclusion.


subRosa Performance
Friday, September 6, 5:30-8 pm
This event is generously supported by the MSU Denver Office of Diversity and Inclusion.


Collectivism Artist Panel
Wednesday, September 18, 5-7 pm

Hear how and why these artists work in collectives. Panelists include members of Secret Love Collective, Ladies Fancywork Society, Distill, DMB Collective and Women's Art League. 


Collect This! Secret Love Collective Game Show
Thursday, October 10, 6:30 pm 

Participants will collect seemingly random elements in order to make art. Costumes, puppets and potentially artful chaos.