Fine Arts / Exhibitions
The Changing Dynamics of Artist-Run Spaces
Monday, February 5
Since the 1950s artists have founded galleries with a mission to make visible artwork that does not yet have a commercial audience. Artist-centric spaces are still a vital part of New York City’s cultural ecology, however unprecedented economic pressures pose challenges about the viability of these important incubators. This discussion will look backward and forward with a frank discussion about the influence of artist spaces and their sustainability.
Moderated by Melissa Rachelff, clinical professor in NYU’s Steinhardt School and author of Inventing Downtown: Artist-Run Galleries in New York City, 1952-1965 this discussion includes three individuals who run both commercial and non-profit artist spaces: Jodi Waynberg, Executive Director of Artists Alliance Inc,./Cuchifritos Gallery (in the Essex Street Market), dedicated to supporting the careers of emerging and underrepresented artists and curators; Martha Wilson, pioneering feminist performance artist and founding director of Franklin Furnace Archive, dedicated to championing the exploration, promotion and preservation of artist books, temporary installation, performance art, as well as online works; and Angelina Gualdoni, a founding member of Regina Rex, an artist-run collaborative gallery in New York, and the recipient of many artist awards, including the Pollock-Krasner Fellowship and the Artadia artist in residence program.
All events are free and open to the public.