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Lease Agreement is an artist-run and sometimes nomadic curatorial project by Adam Farcus. The gallery programing continues in the tradition of alternative art spaces by organizing conceptually rigorous, engaging work for exhibitions, screenings, performances, and art events. Lease Agreement partners with galleries, organizations, and utilizes public spaces to bring contemporary art to viewers. Currently based in Milwaukee, Wisconsin, Lease Agreement’s programing is a continuation of the previous iteration of the space which spanned from October 2013 to August 2015 in Baltimore, Maryland. Co-founded by Adam Farcus and Allison Yasukawa, Lease Agreement Baltimore was a residential art space and curatorial project set in the front rooms of a row house.
PLUG PROJECTS (established in 2011) is a curatorial collaboration by four Kansas City artists who share the mission of bringing fresh perspectives and conversation to the local art community. Our goal is to energize artists and the public at large by exhibiting challenging new work, initiating critical dialogue, and expanding connections of artists in Kansas City as part of a wider, national network of artists. (Photo from 2016 show Stay Asleep by Christina West) Current PLUG partners are: Logan Acton, Molly Garrett, Caitlin Horsmon, and Andrew Lyles.
1613 GENESSEE ST. KANSAS CITY, MO 64102
The Luminary is a nonprofit independent space founded in St. Louis, MO in 2007 as a forum for artistic research, production and presentation, conceived in response to both our immediate and international community, alongside our audiences, and in dialogue with artists. The Luminary is a constellation of ideas and activities: a physical site that opens onto a larger cultural and conceptual space; exhibitions that move through multiple timelines, spaces and forms; residencies with artists, curators and critics meant to test boundaries and continually push forward their individual and collective practice; and wide-ranging projects that critically engage emerging ideas and stretch the definition of the institution itself. The basis of the organization is experimentation and engagement. Emerging art and ideas are at the forefront of this experimentation, but only as they interact with people: art as an individual and communal experience; call and response; exchange and change; form and reform. We propose, support and present exceptional art embedded in social and cultural contexts, viewing contemporary art as an essential expression of our time. Beyond promoting various modes of artistic exploration, The Luminary investigates its own infrastructure as an artist-run organization in order to advance the understanding of our potentialities within broader […]
2701 CHEROKEE ST. ST. LOUIS, MO 63118
EULENGASSE is an artist-run space in Frankfurt am Main, that provides a platform for artists and those interested in contemporary art and culture, and is dedicated to representing contemporary art. Founded in 2003, EULENGASSE is open for discussion, independent of the art market and open to a wide variety of different and even controversial perspectives. For several years, EULENGASSE has chosen an annual theme and then organizes exhibitions and events based on this theme for the entire year. Artists are invited and the demands of contemporary art and cultural education are discussed and freshly interpreted. The artist-run space EULENGASSE is an important venue in the Frankfurt art community and shows different artistic approaches and positions in an informal, yet professional, environment. A special feature of EULENGASSE is the »project meeting«: a meeting of all interested members, which takes place once a month in two different formats. The members are mainly artists: painters, sculptors, graphic artists, musicians, actors, architects and designers, and they exchange artistic positions, determine the collective politics, conceive projects and prepare future exhibitions and events. In addition to exhibitions, EULENGASSE organizes discussions and lectures, film programmes, performances, music events and excursions. This way the the artist-run space offers […]
Seckbacher Landstrasse 16, 60389 Frankfurt am Main, Germany
Founded in 2007, Little Berlin is a cooperative exhibition space run by 11 artist members who curate the space using a collaborative, do-it-yourself ethic. Located in Kensington, Philadelphia, Little Berlin is known for its emphasis on month long curated exhibitions and unique, experimental programming. Members support one another to promote artists and ideas beyond our individual art practices. We are open to project proposals and collaborations with local and international community and arts organizations. Founded in May 2014 by members of Little Berlin, the Annex is a raw, intimate space for performance, film, music, readings, lectures, and workshops. Like Little Berlin’s adjacent gallery, The Annex holds exhibitions and installations, but they are usually shorter than one month and based around programming events like Poems Night, live performances, and occasionally artists-in-residence. The Annex is also home to Little Berlin’s Zine Library, which is the largest in Philadelphia and houses hundreds of zines, exhibition catalogs, chapbooks, and artist books. Email us to coordinate mail submissions of your zine! Above: Scenes from Lógos, curated by Ethan Patrick Sherman in July 2017. Lógos considers the Postructuralist premise that the distinctions we make are not necessarily given by the world around us, but are instead produced by the […]
2430 CORAL ST. PHILADELPHIA, PA 19125
Artexte is a library, research centre and exhibition space for contemporary art. Our unique print and digital document collection holds over 27 000 documents covering the visual arts from 1965 to the present, with an emphasis on the art of Canada and Québec. Our online database can be found at e-artexte.ca
2 Sainte-Catherine East, room 301
The independent artist-run initiative kunsthallekleinbasel Switzerland was founded in an apartment inhabited by the artist, curator and art educator Jasmin Glaab in June 2014 in the center of Basel. The non-profit initiative functions independently from public funding and regularly participates in independent art fairs and festivals throughout Europe. Since 2014 the initiative has realized over 50 exhibitions in collaboration with more than 100 artists, historians, educators, photographers and other cultural professionals, accompanied by concerts, performative actions, educational and networking programs.
Galleria Huuto is an artist run organization in Helsinki, Finland, active since 2002. It has more than 100 members and runs four gallery spaces in Jätkäsaari near the Western Harbour. Annually over 50 contemporary exhibitions are organized in Huuto´s premises. Huuto functions as a platform for solo and group exhibitions covering the broad range of styles and media of contemporary art, as well as space for international collaboration, non-commercial art, screenings, performance events as well as other artistic statements. Huuto is managed by a board and an executive director. Selection committee for exhibitions suggested for the gallery spaces is chosen from Huuto member artists and is changed every half a year.
Tyynenmerenkatu 6, Helsinki
Candyland is a non-profit exhibition space run by nine people of whom most are artists. Candyland’s dynamic programme is the result of each of the founding members being free to invite any artist without the consent of the group. United by their common interest in promoting a wide variety of contemporary art they have produced more than 180 exhibitions since 2004. Candyland is located in Södermalm, the south east part of Stockholm, where most of the artists’ initiatives in Stockholm are located.
Gotlandsgatan 76, 11638 Stockholm, Sweden
Established in June 2000, Enjoy Public Art Gallery is a non-commercial artist-run initiative based in Te Whanganui-a-Tara Wellington, Aotearoa New Zealand. Mission Enjoy generates and facilitates contemporary art projects to promote the discourse of contemporary art practice in all its forms. Vision Enjoy is liberated from commercial constraints in order to provide both emerging and established practitioners with opportunities to develop innovative work. Enjoy works to provide the necessary critical support, resources, and audience development to realise quality projects in dialogue with contemporary practice both nationally and internationally.
Level 1/147 Cuba St. Wellington 6011 Aotearoa New Zealand
107 Projects’ philosophy and mission is to improve communities by encouraging people to live creatively. We are committed to the advancement of culture. With a social enterprise ethos, we aim to transform how the arts, business and education engage across industries and with the wider community to create positive social change and connect emerging communities. 107 Projects is an Incorporated Association and a registered charity (DGR-1). We support creativity through four main pillars: 107 Redfern Street: A repurposed car garage, now a multipurpose creative hub. Focused on providing affordable and flexible facilities, 107 Redfern Street supports exhibition and performance spaces, artist studios, workshop, event and co-working spaces, offices, a rooftop garden and public social areas. 3A Joynton Avenue: Launched in 2018, Joynton Avenue Creative Centre houses over 25 artists, creative practitioners, organisations and start-ups; as well as supporting creative education programs, jewellery making, exhibitions and cultural events. 107 Presents: A curated multi-arts program that is innovative, experimental, enticing and accessible. It celebrates artistic excellence, the power of creativity to connect community and showcases Sydney as a creative city to live, work and play. Creative Services: With years of experience under our collective belts, we are able to offer a diverse mix of creative […]
107 Redfern St, Redfern NSW 2016
BLINDSIDE is where you can expect the unexpected. We create dynamic and transformative experiences that activate and expand the possibilities of contemporary art. BLINDSIDE provides unique experiences for artists and their development, always striving to expand the sphere of artistic practice and empowering artists to see into fruition bold and spectacular ideas. We provide the opportunity for audiences to see the breadth of contemporary art practice from sculpture, drawing, painting and performance art, through to new media, video, sound, installation and craft. If you are heading to our space, expect the unexpected. We take pride in supporting arts writers as well as artists. All of our exhibitions are supported with critical texts to contextualise the work. We are also committed to the role of education in the future of contemporary art practice and so we offer an extensive program of talks, workshops and forums for artists, the general public and visiting school groups. With an expanding program and strong organisational rigour, and after a decade of developing and presenting contemporary art practice within the city of Melbourne, we are committed to becoming more responsive and engaged with our audiences and community than ever before. BLINDSIDE’s strategic direction is managed by […]
Room 14, Level 7, 37 Swanston Street, Melbourne, VIC, 3000
Centrum is a contemporary art space in the Flughafenkiez district of Neukölln, Berlin. Formerly used as a retail store and brothel, Centrum’s exhibition space is not a white cube, but owes its specific character to its tiled floor composed of red ceramic and grey stone tiles, and from the large shop window looking out into the street. Centrum offers a platform for the discourses in and around contemporary art as well as the opportunity to meet artists through artist talks, lectures, and film screenings. We work with international and locally based artists, offering space and support for experimentation and for the development of new work. Centrum was founded in 2009 by Kate Squires and David Moynihan and since September 2014 is currently run by Mareike Spendel; since March 2015 supported by Natalie Weiland. In September 2016 the team was joined by Aurica Kastner.
Reuterstr. 7, 12053 Berlin
Mission LACE both champions and challenges the art of our time by fostering artists who innovate, explore, and risk. We move within and beyond our four walls to provide opportunities for diverse publics to engage deeply with contemporary art. In doing so, we further dialogue and participation between and among artists and those audiences.
6522 Hollywood Blvd., Los Angeles, CA 90028
STUDIO BAUSTELLE is an artist-run space for art, events and experiments in Neukölln, Berlin highlighting analogue and accessible media. We are a group of 5 artists Monika Berstis, Annsofie Jonsson, Janin Walter, Marija Brasnic, Felicia Scheuerecker
Berthelsdorfer Str. 11, 12043 Berlin, Germany
frontviews is a group of international artists and art theorists. Based in Berlin, we develop formats of contemporary culture in collaboration with various organisations and initiatives in Germany and abroad. Four principles shape our agenda: 1. to support the development of a society in substantial accordance with the local and global ecology 2. to provide the public with access to current trends and discourses in contemporary culture 3. to continue the effort to practice new formats of cultural – collective activity 4. to cultivate international exchange with other active art practitioners
Kluckstrasse 23, 10785 Berlin, Germany