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Soanyway is an independent online magazine, providing a platform for work that tells stories using any combination of words, images and sounds. The title ‘soanyway’ is an expression used in daily speech to refocus after digression, or as a means of changing or avoiding a subject. The conclusive ‘so’ merged with the ‘anyway’ of alternation suggests a diversity of possible stories in which interdisciplinary boundaries are crossed. This allows these apparent digressions to flow as multi-layered narrative. We interpret story broadly, considering it in relation to fact and fiction, narration or implication, and structure or a lack of it. We also regard most history, theory and critique as the telling of stories about stories. ISSN 2043-6408 Editors: Derek Horton, Gertrude Gibbons Advisors: Steve Argüelles, Billy Cancel, Leah Capaldi, Chris Paul Daniels, Poulomi Desai, Michelle Williams Gamaker, Alexandra Kingston-Reese, Evelyn Loschy , Sara Makari-Aghdam, Catriona McAra, Harold Offeh, Jonathan Watkins, Grace Weir “There’s a thousand sides to everything – not just heroes and villains. So – anyway – so anyway – so – any – way – ’Soanyway’ ought to be one word. Like a place or a river – Soanyway River.” Daria in Zabriskie Point (1970) dir. Michelangelo Antonioni
Zaratan – Arte Contemporânea is a not-for-profit space and an organization founded by artists in Lisbon city center in November 2014. Zaratan is a creation, production and promotion structure for contemporary art and a space of reflection and listening. In order to stimulate creativity and contribute to generate valid cultural processes, Zaratan has developed so far a heterogeneous and mostly free of charge agenda of events, that parallel to the regular schedule of exhibitions, presents video-projections, concerts, talks by artists, presentations and performances. Zaratan defends an interdisciplinary attitude and aims to promote a deeper comprehension of the artistic languages of the present with an independent structure.
Rua de São Bento, 432, Lisboa, Portugal
ada is… ein Projekt zur künstlerischen Zwischennutzung, welches ausgehend von den lokalen Gegebenheiten versucht KünstlerInnen zur Auseinandersetzung dieser conditio humana einzuladen, um dahingehend auch die eigene Rolle in der Gesellschaft zu hinterfragen. „Die einzige Konstante – ist die Transformation“ Dazu werden dort regelmäßige Präsentationen von unterschiedlichen Positionen der Gegenwartskunst stattfinden. Der Fokus ist eine breit gefächerte Präsentation (Malerei, Bildhauerei, Performance, Medienkunst etc.) von Kunst im Wechselspiel mit der Örtlichkeit. Ziel ist die Schaffung einer sich prozesshaft transformierenden Ausstellung, mit jeweils in situ entstehender Kunst, die in Symbiose mit dem Raum geschieht. Ein Umgang mit der Umgebung, eine Herausforderung an das Schaffen selbst – Ephemera und das du. Die Ausstellungsreihe zum Thema der Verwandlung und Vergänglichkeit der Identität repräsentiert in den Resten der menschlichen Existenz, ist die Vorgabe der Wandlung, nicht um das alte wieder lebendig zu machen sondern die Kunst als Sonde in die vielfältigen Ebenen der Humankondition zu nützen. Die Künstler sind konfrontiert mit der Geschichte des Raumes, dieser bedingt den darin stattfindenden künstlerischen Prozess; der Metamorphose vom Vergangenen zum Jetzt, hin zum zukünftig endgültigen Vergessen. Das Ausloten/Verbiegen der Räumlichkeiten, deren Geschichte, deren Umfeld, der künstlerischen Grenzen, stehen im Blickfeld. Transformierende Ausstellung: auf den vorgefundenen Resten aufbauend, lagern sich die […]
Wattgasse 16, Vienna, Austria
Current Space is an artist-run gallery, studio, and a headquarters for cultural production, nourishing an ongoing dialogue between artists, activists, performers, designers, curators, and thinkers. Operating since November 2004, we are committed to showcasing, developing, and broadening the reach of artists locally and internationally.
421 North Howard Street, Baltimore, Maryland, 21201, USA
The Rib publishes commentary and criticism in the form of reviews, editorials, interviews, and essays that connects artists, spaces, curators, and advocates working outside of major arts communities in the United States. Smaller cities foster dynamic art making that demands a comprehensive critical platform in order for artists and their advocates to freely exchange ideas and opportunities. The Rib is founded on the belief that critical coverage leads to dialogue, dialogue leads to a strong network, and connectivity leads to greater social and economic viability. Like a physical rib–a small but essential bone within a network of other to protect a pulsing organ– The Rib continuously expands and contracts to facilitate a flow of dialogue and critique in order to collapse boundaries between communities and audiences. To that end, we seek to connect, collaborate with, and safeguard organs of art making on the American periphery.
BUREAU OF CHANGEBUREAU of CHANGE is an education-centric lab for real art practice in New Orleans. We create, curate and exhibit socially and politically engaged work.
BUREAU of CHANGE is an education-centric lab for real art practice in New Orleans. We create, curate and exhibit socially and politically engaged work. BUREAU of CHANGE was founded by Margot Herster with a group of her former students and recent graduates from Louisiana State University. Originating out of dissatisfaction with higher education, particularly in arts and media, BUREAU developed into a new school in the form of an atelier-style studio. A diverse group—established artists and designers, paid student apprentices and young artists, scholars and community experts, and the public—interact to create. Our objectives are influenced by the Works Progress Administration’s Federal Art Project implemented during the Great Depression. We harken a a lost but not forgotten era when the government stimulated jobs in the arts by employing artists to create public works and subsidizing community education centers that offered training in arts skills applicable to industrial jobs of the time. Our process commissions artists and non-artists to collaborate on creative works aimed at inciting institutional change while studying social technology, digital media theory, interdisciplinary research and artistic production. BUREAU of CHANGE produces exhibitions, participatory and site-specific experiences, workshops and public programming, made-for-internet works, and collaborations with local and international […]
638 Clouet Street, New Orleans, LA 70117 USA
Spazio Y is a group which has dedicated itself for years to research and experimentation in contemporary art.
Via Roma 206 palermo italy
New Poetics of Labor is an independent initiative for artists that aims to explore the relationship and exchanges between art and labor. We bring together artists, writers, and scholars from around the world to facilitate a new critical dialogue that reframes local contexts of production.
26-14 Jackson Ave., #5G, Long Island City, NY 11101
Casa Equis is an art gallery that is located inside a house in the Del Valle Centro neighborhood in Mexico City. Its founders are also visual artists, inviting to the project the freshness and warmth of an artist-run space. Casa Equis has shown enormous versatility by holding more than 70 exhibitions at international fairs in Europe and America. In the Casa Equis Artistic Residency there are no limitations placed on artistic medium, age or nationality. The studio is rented per week with a period of 4 to 8 weeks depending on the project proposal, at the end of which the artist is invited to share their work in an open studio. Applications will be received throughout the year and notification of acceptance will be given two weeks after applying. The artist in residence will live and work in Casa Equis. Both the studio and private room are located on the roof of the house. While the artist works on their personal project, they will be encouraged to visit the dynamic art scene of Mexico City and provided a calendar of suggested activities.
Heriberto Frías 1032, Col del Valle Centro, Benito Juárez, 03100 Ciudad de México, CDMX, Mexico
Sumac Space e.V. is a platform devoted to Contemporary Art from the Middle East through digital programs, critical writing, and research. In particular, Sumac Space focuses on dialogues as a medium for presenting diverse forms of research. This format stimulates interaction and polyvocality and encourages critical thinking and intimate conversation that is not limited by physical distance or particular means of expression. Sumac Space also uses digital programs to activate the role of artists and curators in re-imagining and shaping our times and aims to provide a public space for their research and diverse forms of expression. // Sumac Space e.V. ist eine Plattform, die sich anhand von digitalen Programmen, kritischem Schreiben und Forschung mit der zeitgenössischen Kunst aus dem Nahen Osten auseinandersetzt. Sumac Space legt den Fokus insbesondere auf den Dialog als Medium für die Präsentation verschiedener Forschungsformen. Dieses Format unterstützt Interaktion und Vielstimmigkeit und fördert kritisches Denken sowie persönliche Gespräche, die nicht durch körperliche Distanz oder bestimmte Ausdrucksmittel eingeschränkt werden. Sumac Space verwendet auch digitale Programme, um Künstlerinnen und Künstler sowie Kuratorinnen und Kuratoren dazu anzuregen, sich unsere Zeit neu vorzustellen und zu gestalten, und bietet einen öffentlichen Raum für Forschung und vielfältige Ausdrucksformen. // Sumac Space e.V. è una piattaforma virtuale dedicata […]
Belfortstraße 34, 79098 Freiburg im Breisgau, Germany
School of Commons (SoC) is a community-based initiative dedicated to the study and development of self-organized knowledge. We promote a broad, integrative understanding of knowledge, and focus on matters surrounding the production and mediation of knowledge with a focus on self-organized practices and knowledge decentralization. Located at the Zurich University of the Arts (ZHdK), the content and position of SoC is defined by our community rather than a predetermined program; research is conducted in our three labs (LEARN, MAPP, and READ), all of which are run as peer-based collaborative endeavours with annually changing members. Our labs bring together a wide range of participants, guests, and contributors who share their curiosity, skills, and visions. We offer personal support, financial resources, and an active community of peers and experts engaged in a wide range of topics. ✨ For more information, check out our website or get in touch! [email protected] http://www.schoolofcommons.org
Pfingstweidstrasse 96, 8005 Zürich, Switzerland
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Los Angeles, CA, USA
The independent gallery VVOVVA works with contemporary art and design since 2017. Within the digital space, VVOVVA mainly researches the bond between technologies and nature as well as their future. The ESC open calls & EXHIBITIONS: https://vvovva.com/mag/esc/
The Hague, Netherlands
ArtConnect is a global community that celebrates and supports arts & culture Our Story 10 years ago, ArtConnect began as a local Berlin art blog, focused on helping new artists navigate the art world and meet new people in Berlin. Today, ArtConnect is one of the world’s largest online communities of art and art professionals. A place to connect with other artists, collectors, curators and galleries. Our mission is to democratize the art world. We envision a space where artists are able to build their own online fan base, as a way to shift the power balance from the “ gatekeepers” to the creators. By putting the power in the hands of the artists, we will remove the high barrier of entry, to allow the art world to become a more accessible, inclusive and engaging place for newcomers and veterans alike.Be part of a community that is purpose-built to empower artists. If we can work together, we can create a new community of art culture that will help everyone understand the essential contribution that the arts make to our lives. Join the revolution
Harzer Str. 39, 12059 Berlin, Germany
Small presses, university journals, and literary magazines have long provided publication opportunities to visual artists for their cover and editorial images. Their traditional freedom from advertiser control has allowed them to provide a home to work that is challenging or confrontational. Although they welcome visual art, such publications’ primary modus is text and the imagery is often sprinkled among the stories, several artists are typically included in a single issue, and the number of works from any one artist is sometimes quite limited. Non-profit Dek Unu Magazine focuses on the visual, providing space for one artist at a time to show adventurous work in depth, themed and curated by the artist alone. During the publication month, each featured artist is promoted extensively on web and social media. submission period deadline is the 20th day of each month. All portfolios are juried together and all respondents are notified of results as soon after that as possible. Complete guidelines: https://www.dekunumag.com/submit
1618 San Silvestro Drive, Venice, Florida, USA 34285
The Icebox Project Space is an innovative and experimental contemporary exhibition space where visual artists, musicians, film makers, and performers are able to work, think, and collaborate within a uniquely large scale and open structure. Our mission is to facilitate projects that are a betterment of the community and to push for social change. We look to artworks, performances, videos, movement, and sound that have a sense of urgency and relevance in and around Philadelphia. We work with artists that are pushing against something, whether it is oppressive institutions, construction of identity, or even the creative process itself. NOW ON VIEW Seven Sines Julianne Swartz Sept 26- Nov 8 2018 Reception: October 11, 6-9pm Artist Talk: Temple Contemporary, Tyler School of Art September 20, 6pm The Icebox Project Space, in partnership with the Clay Studio, is proud to present the work of Julianne Swartz. Building on processes and techniques Julianne has honed over her highly accomplished career, Seven Sines is her continued investigation into tangible and intangible materials, aided by analog and digital technologies. Swartz has specially selected the Icebox for its unique architectural and acoustic properties, which amplify and extend each resonant tone. In the space, discrete objects […]
1400 American st.
Washer / Dryer Projects is a gallery in Mitchell Barton’s laundry room in Salt Lake City, Utah, USA. The gallery functions as an unconventional space where artists can experiment in an abnormal/less-than-ideal art context. We don’t have openings or events ~ the space is committed to being mostly private and inaccessible in a physical sense, but all work can be viewed on this website as well as the end of year catalog. The gallery is sometimes open when the laundry room is being used to do laundry. Shows in the gallery are up for 5 weeks.
salt lake city
FARM STUDIO ( International Artist Residency – India) FARM Studio International Artist Residency’s aim is to provide a rural, community-based open platform where creativity can unfold. Residents stay and create in a unique atmosphere and entirely new environment where they can develop their artwork free from accustomed distractions. Relationships form between the artists coming from different geographical locations and varied social, religious and cultural backgrounds. Here, collaborations and experimentation is encouraged. Many exciting exchanges and dialogues among artists take place. Farm Studio also promotes and celebrates the local community’s artistic and cultural identity while also introducing art and culture of others (Indian and International guests) back to the community. This intercultural exchange broadens everyone’s experiences and fosters art appreciation. Farm Studio International Artist Residency hosts artists from September to March each year, with accommodations available for up to 6-12 residents at one time. 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.
Farm Studio Village-Raniya kheda, Post Andore, Tehsil Sheoganj, Dist Sirohi, Rajasthan
10dence gallery10dence gallery - an alternative international gallery and network platform for contemporary art
10dence gallery presents, creates, explores, nurtures and promotes the art that happens when connections are made and knowledge is shared – across the boundaries of the established art-world institutions and their markets. Artist run 10dence gallery currently represents an international selected group of 15 artists in an alternative manner, organizing exhibition projects within the Netherlands and Belgium. 10dence gallery is coordinated and curated by the Dutch multi-disciplinary artist Ron Weijers. His artistic and organizational involvement with 10dence gallery within international operating art communities, networks and art platforms offer an inspiring asset to the art practices of all involved. His collaboration with GAP – Global Art Project as run by founder and curator Carl Heyward would be a highly inspiring example. GAP is an international network of mixed media artists who collaborate, research, develop, inspire, tease, trigger, communicate and exhibit together. One of the most intriguing aspects he became confronted by within his collaboration with GAP would be his involvement within the frag collaboration process. Mixed-media works derived from the exchange between members of GAP, relinquishing responsibility or ownership going beyond the original intention of an image or idea broken down into fragments (frags) resulting in a deconstruction, a re-ordering of […]
Gravenstraat 333311 BC Dordrecht, Netherlands
und. Athens is an artist-run platform for the documentation and development of emerging and underrepresented contemporary culture in Athens, Greece and the wider region of the Eastern Mediterranean. Its main activities fall within the scope of independent publishing, both online and in print, usually in collaboration with designers, artists, writers and curators from the region. As part of its mission, und. Athens also produces critical texts and exhibition reviews, curates exhibitions, organises pop-up events, participates in contemporary art fairs and offers media sponsorships to independent art events. The platform was founded in Athens in 2017 by Cypriot writer and composer Kiriakos Spirou. und-athens.com