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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
MinEastry of Postcollapse Art and Culture is an art and research space dedicated to exploring our global contemporary from the vantage of postcollapse art and theory. Our frames of reference begin with the human experiences from Eastern Europe and Western and Central Asia since the fall of the Berlin Wall but permeate to every corner of our diasporic world-presence. Whereas the terms postwar, postcolonial, and even postmodern mark the contours of new social realities shaped in the aftermath of certain historical ruptures, the term postcollapse offers a new mode of thinking collectively “from eastward out.” Essentially, postcollapse captures who we are, what we make, and how we think as artists and scholars producing work today. MPAC is interested in bold and daring ideas that lead to thoughtful art and research-based projects. Our programming includes art exhibitions, artist talks, roundtables, published manuscripts, and other projects. We invite artists, scholars, and art professionals whose work resonates with postcollapse to make use of our space and resources. In this space, we create, curate, and collaborate.
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
StoneZone: A meeting point for art professionals working with granite, or stone in general. StoneZone is located at the Westcoast of Sweden, in the centre of the Bohusgranite area. In the spring of 2010 two close friends and collegues in sculpture, Lukas Arons and Tom Flick, were able to purchase an old stone industry in the forrests of Bohuslän at the Swedish westcoast. Since than this neglected and abandoned place has been transformed into a living artspace with temporary exhibitions, artiststudio, stoneworkshop and blacksmithy. StoneZone’s dream to be able to open ‘artist in residence places’ for sculptors and possibly other disciplines will soon become a reality.
Hällevadsholm 16, 457 61, Hällevadsholm, Sweden.
EGEU is an independent cultural space in Lisbon first opened in September 2019. Born out of the urge to claim a space of fruitful freedom, one of its key intentions is to facilitate artistic, cultural and editorial initiatives without market-related concerns. Thus, since its foundation, EGEU has kept a multidisciplinary and active program, having organized exhibitions, performances, discussions, literary projects, residencies and screenings alongside emerging artists, writers and cultural agents. One of our major aims is to make sure that no one at EGEU is constrained by the outcome of their work. Rather than a product, we believe that artistic experiment and critique should be taken as parts of a process. If art and culture ought to be free, then they must not be limited to any pre-determined worthiness. So as artists. In an era when everything is labeled, categorized and reproducible, as if born mature, we look forward to securing that there is always space to start again. Instead of attempting to introduce artists to the market and institutional spaces, EGEU intends to oppose that logic by being a space available for those who seek one (and are frequently unable to find it). Challenging, criticizing, tracing new paths, EGEU […]
R. do Funchal 1A, 1000-163 Lisboa, Portugal
The Lacuna Festivals are an annual International Contemporary Art Festival delivered in the Canary Islands, Spain. Over the last three years our festival has grown in popularity and now runs for a whole month during the summer. In 2020 the festivals exhibited 653 artworks, from 210 artists, coming from 53 countries around the world and held 45 live events. There was no fee for artists to partake or exhibit and all of our exhibitions and events were completely free to view or participate in, encouraging the public to engage in Contemporary Art from around the world. We aim to continue to grow our reach around the world and continue to bring international artists together. The Lacuna Festivals aim to: Promote quality, contemporary (and sometimes challenging) art to communities isolated from mainland Europe which, therefore have limited access to Arts & Culture. Offer something local/translocal for both resident and visiting artists through stimulating local creatives and the local culture. To enlarge creative networks and provide a point of contact for the exchange of knowledge, the sharing of ideas and the blossoming of creativity. Develop new ways to exhibit, curate and organise large scale arts events through the use of crowdsourcing for […]
Calle Alegranza, 1, Piso+1, 35542 Punta Mujeres, Las Palmas, Spain
Ort Gallery is on a social mission to redefine contemporary visual arts by rejecting the sector’s exclusivity, centring access and equity, and by providing inclusive high quality art experiences. We support this mission with a care-centred approach and give artists, team members, and participants autonomy over their projects. We believe everyone should have access to high quality art experiences and aim to provide that standard by providing exhibition and professional development opportunities to artists, creatives, and community members. We are particularly focused on investing in and engaging with community members of the Balsall Heath area that are often overlooked. We use our space to provide our community with art focused events, activities and volunteering opportunities. We believe that art holds transformative power for mental wellbeing, bridging gaps between communities. We believe that you are never too young, too old or too different to learn a new skill or engage with art. We place Warmth at the heart of all our work. We recognise that galleries are sites of oppression which centre and reproduce white normative and elitist ways of ‘being’ under the supposed guise of neutrality. We are interested in challenging this head on; whilst also committing to creating space for local artists and marginalised community […]
496 Moseley Rd, Balsall Heath, Birmingham B12 9AH, UK
Carnation Contemporary was founded in 2018 to empower contemporary, emerging, and mid-career artists from Portland and the surrounding region. We are a member-run cooperative project space with monthly exhibitions and programming. Nearly one-third of Carnation’s artists live outside of the Portland metropolitan area, representing rural western Oregon, eastern Washington, and eastern Oregon. Witnessing the gap between commercial galleries (which exist strictly within a capitalist structure) and regularly dissolving artist spaces, the members of Carnation work together to create consistent opportunities to exhibit experimental work in the Portland art scene and foster creative community in our region. As a member-run and -funded gallery, Carnation Contemporary supports artists both within and beyond our member base who contribute to the cultural landscape of the Pacific Northwest. We do not keep any proceeds from the sale of works and deliberately use our platform to help uplift those we work with. In addition hosting regular exhibitions, Carnation artists use the gallery space to host artist talks, workshops, participate in First Saturdays (a monthly neighborhood event)—all of which are open to the public and almost always free. We have facilitated exhibition exchanges with similarly-minded collectives like Tropical Contemporary (Eugene, OR), Wavelength Space (Chattanooga, TN), and Outback […]
8371 N Interstate Ave #3, Portland, OR 97217, USA
History: FORUM BOX is a non-profit artist-run gallery and a co-operative society, which was initiated in 1996 by sculptor Kain Tapper (1930–2004). Its main purpose is to maintain an art space in Helsinki and thus enrich and support the Finnish cultural life. Currently Forum Box co-op has more than 90 artist members, all of whom are prominent Finnish artists and actors in the field of contemporary art. The Forum Box building is owned by the city of Helsinki. Formerly a cold storage room, the space was renovated by the artists themselves in the years 1998–99. The renovation was designed by the architect and professor Juhani Pallasmaa. Forum Box was opened in June 1999 with an exhibition by Anthony Caro and Richard Serra organised together with Kiasma Museum of Contemporary Art. Mission: Forum Box aims to be a space open for all forms of art. We present contemporary artists, both Finnish and international, established and emerging ones. Our open call is every spring. Each month an art exhibition is organized, plus several art and cultural events – meetings with the exhibiting artists, performances, live-art happenings and concerts along with theatre and dance performances. The gallery space can be hired for private […]
Ruoholahdenranta 3 a 00180 Helsinki, Finland
Tangent Projects is a curatorial initiative set up to work with national and international emerging and mid-career artists on site responsive exhibitions and projects. With a desire to add multiplicity to the current art archetype, Tangent Projects endeavors to showcase exemplary works in a variety of different media and platforms – including books, exhibitions, performance and online commissions. Our intent is to invite artists to explore “tangents” or diversions within their practice. In offering the opportunity for digressions to be pursued, ideas and processes that might normally have been discarded in favor of the main discourse will have the potential to reach a conclusion. Without a commercial bias and with experimentation encouraged, Tangent Projects proposes the prospect for artists to develop the deviations within their artistic dialogue. In simple terms, to give artists the leeway to “go off on a tangent”. In early 2019 there were some big changes, Tangent Projects became a cultural association and rented an old garage in the Santa Eulalia area of L’Hospitalet del Llobregat, We then spent the following few months setting up a small artist driven space with the remit of not only offering an exhibition space for artists to experiment with their practice […]
Tangent Projects, Carrer Marti Codolar 41-43, local 2, L'Hospitalet de Llobregat, 08902, Barcelona, Spain
…ism is a project space for artists with ideas for future work. It does not show existing work but specifically invites artists to use the space for site-specific projects. …ism project space is located in a former billiards shop and combines a 19th-century retail space with a 17th-century front and rear house, a cellar from 1600 and two courtyards. Halfway through the renovation of the building, the first exhibition started in 2018. Each exhibitor therefore encounters a new situation. Approximately 4/5 projectpresentations are shown every year. The invited artists themselves determine which part of the building they want to use for a presentation. The interaction with the location, and the conquest of the space from its inhabitants is part of the process. In principle, anything is possible as long as the artist can convince the owners / residents to adapt their living conditions during the project. The dialogue between the artist and the public is also addressed in the project space. In addition to public presentations, private meetings or other forms of side-programming can also be organized. The intention of …ism project space is to redefine “exhibiting” as a practice, both for the artist, the project space and for the […]
Westeinde 31a, The Hague, The Netherlands
SCOTTY was founded in 2006. Today, the artist-run project space is located in Kreuzberg, Oranienstrasse and organized by 13 artists. In the house with the smallest floor space in Kreuzberg Scotty provides an open platform for its member artists and curators as well as for guests, offering the greatest possible freedom while exploiting group potential to a maximum. Intermedia and interdisciplinary solo and group exhibitions are shown at regular intervals, and performances and film evenings are organized. The focus is on contemporary social and cultural-political issues. SCOTTY operates independent of the market – it is selfautonomy determined and non-hierarchical. Above and beyond the work in this space in Berlin-Kreuzberg , the members of SCOTTY initiate and organize supra-regional and international cooperation with other similar project spaces, strengthening the position of artists working autonomously through nationwide visibility and networking. Despite the members‘ pronounced individuality, they share a desire to create new opportunities for artistic actions and ideas. The vitality of SCOTTY arises from the consistent, self-determined implementation of democratic agreement among members during the planning and realization of projects.
Oranienstrasse 46, 10969 Berlin, Germany
Artistania is a non-profit organization which provides space and opportunities to encourage individuals with different cultural and social backgrounds to work together on artistic and socio-cultural projects. The association’s goal is to promote the idea that cultural differences can stimulate inspiration, creativity and mutual learning. Therefore Artistania creates possibilities to implement and present this idea through its projects.
Neckarstrasse 19, 12053 Berlin, Germany
The Pushkinskaya-10 is Russia’s oldest independent art centre founded in Leningrad in 1989. A former squat, created by nonconformist artists representing the alternative culture in the Soviet period, today it’s an exhibition space, a studio complex and a museum.
Laundromat Art Space is an artist-run studio and exhibition complex which focuses on the development of local artists and provides innovative curatorial opportunities and artistic programming for the community.
185 NE 59th Street Miami, FL 33137
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
Moscow-based non-commercial experimental artist-run space Elektrozavod gallery – is a non-commercial experimental exhibition space that initialy was located at one of the historical buildings of Moscow Electro-Lamp Factory and now based at NIIDAR. Since the foundation, main mission of Elektrozavod gallery (formerly known as “Perimeter”) has been to accomplish different pilot projects in the field of contemporary art and supporting Russian independent art-scene through exhibitions, meetings with artists, festivals and discovering young artists for the wide audience.
1-st bukhvostova st., 12/11, Moscow, Russia, 107061
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
First Coat Studios is a not-for-profit creative-led outfit supporting new and engaging arts practices. We are guided by ethical principles, people and place and exist to make arts and culture more accessible and inclusive. FCS is a vital training ground for emerging and established practitioners that is focused on the production and exploration of new arts practices. Our core activities are exhibitions, workshops, residencies and events aim to generate discussion in contemporary art.
6 Laurel St, Toowoomba Australia