We are a creative and political collective that has grown out of the solidarity and sister*hood – and the difficulties – we have experienced in the industry. We want to destigmatise stripping and sex work as a whole, to start a dialogue about sex work in which people can learn about our work and lives, and, last but not least, to share the art of stripping. The sex industry presents many problems. Our collective want to provide a space where strippers’ voices can be heard and where we can share our love for sensual movement without being at the mercy of strip club rules and discrimination. We are advocates of the decriminalization of sex work globally. We condemn gender and racial discrimination in the sex industry. We want to challenge oppressive structures. We, the BSC, bring you original performance, pole skills, and sheer sexuality on a silver platter, with a political edge. Forget everything you thought you knew about strippers.
Unrequited Leisure is an artist-run space in Nashville, Tennessee that focuses on emerging and mid-career artists who explore screen-based approaches to critical and topical investigations. Exhibitions in the gallery are programmed and organized by its members, and the artists presented are selected through a thematic curatorial framework.
[Athens GR based pop-up curatorial team] Unfuck Contemporary art Projects (former CDS projects) applied purism a guerrilla squad assembled & expanding to do just that. for us it’s personal, its [1love], there will be blood. rehumanize into the new collective
Alfa is an artist-run contemporary art space. Since its establishment more than a decade ago, Alfa has identified and cultivated the careers of an international roster of visionary and emerging artists. Our mission is to support artists by providing a platform to showcase their work and dedicate to creativity and experimentation, as well as collaborate with venues on the national and international levels, presenting museum-quality group exhibitions. We represent an incomparable array of groundbreaking national and international artists working across all visual arts media. Our artists are included in major museum collections and exhibitions worldwide, including The Israel Museum, Jerusalem, Tel Aviv Museum of Art, Israel, MAC Museo d’Arte Contemporanea, Lissone, Italy, Art Museum of Nord Trøndelag Norway, Museum of Contemporary Art of Crete, Greece, Museum of Contemporary Art Chicago, USA, Irish Museum of Modern Art, Ireland, Museum van Bommel van Dam, Venlo, Netherlands, New Museum, New York, USA, Perez Art Museum, Miami FL, USA, MOCA Museum of Contemporary Art,Miami, USA, Elgiz Museum of Contemporary Art,Turkey, Museo Nacional de Bellas Artes Chile, Santiago, Chile, Kyrgyz National Museum of Fine Arts, Kyrgyzstan, Museo de Arte Contemporáneo del Zulia, Venezuela, De Pont Museum Museum of Contemporary Art Tilburg, Netherlands, Massachusetts Museum of Contemporary Art, USA, The Brooklyn Museum, New York, USA, Museo Nacional de Artes Visuales, […]
Juxtapose Art Fair is a new gathering for the artist-run sector, featuring exhibitions, talks, tours, and a one-day conference. The fair will debut in Aarhus, Denmark in June 2021. As a non-commercial art fair, Juxtapose is not focused on sales. Instead our goal is to celebrate the diversity of the artist-run sector, and to support the artists behind this sector. The fair will showcase 20-30 artist-run initiatives. By “artist-run initiatives” we mean: projects that are led and organized by visual artists and/or independent curators. Such initiatives are separate from the organizer’s individual artistic practice. We are interested in all kinds of artist-run initiatives, including artist-run exhibition spaces, artist collectives, independent art publications, online platforms, and other projects that fall outside the walls of museums and commercial galleries. By bringing very different initiatives together in one space, we hope to highlight the unique profile of each project. The public will be able to learn more about each initiative and the larger artist-run sector through a series of talks, panel debates, and tours to local initiatives here in Aarhus. Behind the scenes, the initiatives participating in the fair will have many opportunities to meet and learn from other artists. We will consider […]
Founded in 2009, Arquetopia Foundation is an internationally established, award-winning non-profit arts and cultural foundation based in Mexico, Peru and Italy, with a social scope that emphasizes critical thinking through artistic practices. Our comprehensive, customized International Artist-in-Residence Programs are the largest and most reputable in Latin America, with an array of contents anchored in a solid structure of collaborations with prominent cultural institutions, renowned experts, and notable artists. We are invested in approaching art and art history with a critical perspective by understanding Mexico and Peru’s complexity in context and incorporating nuances in narratives and interpretation especially of the 3,000-year heritage of visual culture of these two countries. Our residency programs offer competitive professional opportunities for emerging and mid-career, national and international artists, designers, curators, art historians, art educators, writers, journalists, and cultural researchers age 20 and over. TESTIMONIALS FROM OUR PAST RESIDENT ARTISTS For profiles, feedback and testimonials from many of our outstanding past resident artists, art historians, and writers, don’t miss this page on our website: Arquetopia Foundation: Our Resident Artists OUR ARTIST-IN-RESIDENCE PROGRAMS Our customized International Artist-in-Residence Programs offer competitive professional opportunities for emerging and mid-career, national and international artists, designers, curators, art historians, art […]
Created in Barcelona, RICE is a Reversing Initiative to Counter the Exclusion of females and other discriminated groups in the art world. As an independent curatorial platform, our mission is to bring visibility and promote the sale of fresh and unique artworks by emerging and mid-career artists from around the world. Yes, we favor female-identifying artists and artists pertaining to other discriminated groups but we do not exclude male artists, especially those living in situations of marginalization or discrimination. Our goal is to reverse the current state of favoritism towards the traditionally privileged in mainstream contemporary art, by exercising positive discrimination while still leaving room for male artists and curators to be a part of this initiative. To that end, we launch quarterly open calls to discover artist to be featured in our art magazine and in the exhibitions we organize at established galleries across Europe.
Bucharest International Dance Film Festival is the only cinema event in Romania dedicated to dance films. BIDFF – Bucharest International Dance Film Festival looks towards the future and tries to envision it. This year we use utopian | dystopian impulses as an instrument for reflection and dance films as a medium. By a surprising and meaningful coincidence, as we are all confronting the global pandemic, utopia | dystopia is the theme of the BIDFF in 2020. This fragile balance could generate creative or critical strategies to present or to contemplate the world and the future, as they are or as they will become. The BIDFF curatorial approach goes towards trying to decipher, shape, transform or revolutionize these concepts. Besides our regular international and national competition dedicated to short dance films, we also hold the new competitional category for musicals, introduced last year. We also highly encourage you to apply if you have a movement themed animation or if you have a short film revolving around the concept of utopia and dystopia. BIDFF awards excellence, novelty and courage in filmmaking, with a prize pool of 3000 euro.
Third Saturday Open Studio
After a long, long COVID-19 quarantine, Warehouse 4726 and our fellow artists are ready for a little social distanced community engagement! We’re opening our doors and letting in the fresh (hopefully cooler) October air for our first Open Studio of the fall! Come see what we’ve worked on these past few months – the artist community has been really, really busy! We ask that you wear your mask and maintain social distancing for safety and comfort – and we can’t wait to see you and hear what you’ve been up to these past few months, too!
GlogauAIR Open Studios September 2020
GlogauAIR is very excited to invite you to our Open Studios from the 18th to the 19th of September 2020 (on-site event). After we had to move this event, showcasing the work of our artist in residence on-line this year in the light of recent events, we are looking forward to welcome you back through our doors at Glogauer Straße 16, 10999 Berlin. The virtual format will however remain in parallel throughout October 4th 2020. It will allow us to keep artists professionals and art enthusiast from all over the world connected. // PROGRAM // Friday 18th September 18 – 22h On-line & On-site Open Studios // Resident Artists Project Space // Berlin Guest Resident Saturday 19th September 14 – 19h On-line & On-site Open Studios // Resident Artists Project Space // Berlin Guest Resident // CURRENT RESIDENT ARTISTS // The Open Studios present the work of 8 international artists, who worked in our residency space as well as abroad in the last three months. These artists have created art in various mediums and have explored a broad range of subjects and ideas which we are looking forward to present to you. On-site: Clara Gross Rosalind Holgate Smith Maria Kubysh […]
Lost in a one way space
These are uncertain times for young artists. That is why …ism project space makes room for three starting artists who have finished art academy this summer. Werner van der Zwan, Ruben Golstein and Eva Sigurðardóttir are educated at three different academies but all work site-specific. The artists met at ..ism and will work together for a few weeks within the space to complete the exhibition. In this way they are in dialogue with each other as well as with the specific spatial possibilities of …ism. The artists are lost in a one way space…
Les gestes flottent, s’empilent et éclatent
This exhibition presents a reflection on the transposition of choreography in contemporary art works and methods through photography, sculpture, video, and performance. The dancing body occupies a central place in this show, where the potential of movement is explored in visual art.
An Global Art Project Exhibition that includes work from the FRAG exchange project, which is an ongoing project from this collaborative collective representing 17 countries and over 50 members. This exhibition is housed in a beautiful gallery space in Madrid, Spain, known as Casa de Cultura de San Lorenzo. Curated by GAP founder and artist, Carl Heyward, and facilitated by Isabel Ruiz Peridiguero, this exhibition will open to the public during a celebratory festival in Madrid on Friday October 9th, 2020.
An invitation to view CrossingBorders USA offering interpretations of the personal, social, political or cultural barriers and limitations that bind, confound or limit expression, freedoms and growth from GLOBAL ART PROJECT, an international collaborative collective of 60 multidisciplinary artists working out of 17 countries meeting the challenge of art practice in an uncertain environment. We look forward to sharing a unique 3D Virtual Tour experience of the exhibition as well as welcoming you physically into the gallery. What Borders are YOU Willing to Cross? CrossingBorders an exhibition of works by members of Global Art Project, an international collaborative collective with over 50 members from 15 different countries. Exhibition concept: The Borders are wide, various, concrete and philosophical, offering an illusion of safety and definitive organization of reality ignoring the shifts in need and agendas at play at any given time on the international stage and the internal stage. Borders as a theme not defined, but implied. The obvious way to look at Borders is as it relates to geographic demarcation and socio-political implications, the artists in this exhibition take it one step further; Borders that confound and limit us personally; Borders to be psychologically challenged, broken through and/or accepted. Risk […]
Global Art Project and Curator Carl Heyward, GAP member and co-curator Ron Weijers and 10dence Gallery, The Netherlands, Present CrossingBorders, U.S.A. at Jennifer Perlmutter Gallery – featuring work by members of Global Art Project (GAP). GAP, the international collaborative collective drawn from the culturally diverse 60 member group in 17 countries, come together in one gallery space to illustrate their individual artistic vision of what it means to Cross Borders. Not only physical borders set by governments and geographical locations throughout the world, but emotional, philosophical and personal borders as well. This exhibition includes elements from the first installment of CrossingBorders, which took place in Ghent, Belgium in 2019 (pre-pandemic) at Campo-Santo. This is the first time this expansive show comes to the United States. Curator Heyward has added new works by new artist members to GAP.
Brian Auerbach: Obliterants and Other Brush Strokes
Curated by Carl Heyward at Gallerie Renee Marie, Benicia, California. On view through October 31, 2020. Despite our continuing troubles with COVID-19, artists are still working to interpret the world and their responses to it. And even through the many barriers that now, unfortunately, must exist, artists are still finding ways for the public to see their work. Once again, curator Carl Heyward has brought another excellent show to Gallerie Renee Marie. By appointment, the public is invited to visit this wonderful exhibition. The show features the photography of Oakland based multidisciplinary artist and poet Brian Auerbach. The main room of the gallery showcases Auerbach’s interpretive photographs debuting in the show. The intimate gallery is arranged in the ground floor space of one of Benicia’s historic homes, and Heyward has placed works of several Benicia based artists that compliment Auerbach’s ‘Obliterant’ theme in rooms adjacent to the main space. Auerbach captures heart grabbing images of graffiti, rust, painted marks, and advertising copy. Through digital manipulation, he alters and blends these fragments with images taken from nature. Auerbach makes powerful use of the color red in several especially effective pieces; and presents movingly mysterious images of dusk and the not-quite-seen things […]
The Quarantine Exhibition
Solidarity at this difficult time is an important issue! “Quarantine Exhibition” is a virtual exhibition during fragile times. The COVID-19 pandemic changes our lives significantly day after day. Despite the current crisis, art is demonstrating its force. In April, after lockdown measures were put in place around the world, our immediate impulse was to bring together artists, friends, peers and professionals from any geographic location, with no limits on age, nationality, or career stage, through the format of a truly open, open call. The artists were motivated to submit a statement and an artwork in any medium of their choice, transmitting their immediate impressions during quarantine. With a total of 445 submissions, the open call shifted into a plethora of voices and impulses, as well as a cartography of the global sentiment. With a variety of strong and compelling works, the selection process became simultaneously exciting and challenging. Space52 and the selection committee have selected 60 artists that will be included in the exhibition. Selected international artists are invited to engage in a series of online exhibitions, eventually staging a gallery exhibition. Paying tribute to the solidarity shown by artists and institutions, at a time when art is suffering fully […]
The Fragmented Mind
an exhibition of works from GLOBAL ART FRAG PROJECT created via the exchange of collage, and assemblage materials, starts, suggestions, discards and ephemera between members of GAP, an international collaborative cooperative of more than 60 members working in 17 countries. The exhibition includes results of the Frag Exchange Project as well as works created collaboratively in GAP residencies, (Italy, Mexico, Senegal) during collaborative studio sessions in Belgium and California as well as examples from the GAP artists’ book series DISLOCATIONS all originating from frags (fragments) and developed into original works by the recipient in several of the myriad ways in which collaboration processes can be manifest allowing investigation into new ways to create; eliminating preciousness and attachment that connects artists in ways that might otherwise not exist.
We were doin’ okay, but didn’t even know it
Online, 3D exhibition showcasing Latin American artists shown at our physical spaces in Mexico City and Pereira, Colombia. lapared.org/estabamosvien
GAP Group Show – Gallerie Renee Marie _ Weijers/Hynes/Rose/Frank/Reed
Gregory J. Rose Jennifer Homer-Hynes Robert Reed This exhibition highlights the efforts of GAP members. GAP members are known for and really good at trading frags (fragments of found material) by collecting them, putting them in envelopes and mailing them to other members throughout the world. The GAP member on the receiving end will then create an original work using the frags received in the mail. There are over 60 artist members in GAP from 17 countries. On view in Gallerie Renee Marie beginning in December 2020 (exact dates and times TBA).
International Artist Residency-India
Artists of all disciplines creating in any media are welcome to apply: dance, theatre, music, sound, performance art, writing, painting, drawing, printmaking, textiles, culinary, photography, video/film, animation, architecture, sculpture (any material), ceramics, mixed-media / multi-media, interdisciplinary, installation, and other new/alternative media. Researchers, curators, and art critics are also welcome to apply. Open to emerging and established artists.