About the Black Holes residency and workshops in Riga and other places in Latvia
This article gives an overview of the current Swedish political landscape, its potential consequences on the cultural policy and funding system, and how they could affect small artist-run initiatives.
The Artist-Run Space of the Future is a compendium of resources and ephemera on artist-run culture, gathered by the Institute for Applied Aesthetics. Inside is a collection of resources, essays and ideas concerning the future of artist-run spaces and their evolving models of operation and connectivity.
Curator Niamh Brown reflects on the history of Ormston House as an artist-led organisation in Limerick City, and the process of securing long-term tenancy at 9-10 Patrick Street. The discussion explored the importance of relationships with programme participants, local creative communities, and wider audiences, as well as the highs and lows of securing a 30-year lease.
PHONEBOOK is an ongoing Threewalls publication, which is a directory of independent and noncommercial art spaces, programming, and projects throughout the United States and
collections of critical essays and practical information written by the people who run them.
An article on independent Baltic art initiatives as part of project carried out in the year 2022
Survey on self-reflection and conclusions of the self-reflection survey that was taken on the 2nd of July in The Hague during the project Back to Normal.
MAA – Museum for the Administration of Aesthetics is a nomadic entity, a research-based nomadic project concerned with issues surrounding the city and the social interactions involving architecture and the urban environment. As its current Director, Paul de Guzman founded MAA in Vancouver in 2010 and collaborates with individuals and organizations on sitespecific projects and curatorial presentations.
KOLEKTIF is a platform for contemporary art and design founded in 2009 by Teodora Kotseva (art manager), Rossi Sotirova (artist) and Nikoleta Tashkova (designer). KOLEKTIF dedicates its program to showcasing artists internationally. Main goal is to broaden the exhibition opportunities for talented artists and contribute to the promotion and presentation of their work.
Article from Supermarket Art Magazine 2021 about the artist-run initiatives in Malmö, Sweden
Link to the full magazine: https://issuu.com/supermarketartfair/docs/supermarket_mag_2021_144
A publication about AIM Network (Artists’ Initiatives Meetings), a diverse network of European artists’ initiatives and their exchange of knowledge and experiences over a period of six years.
Sofia’s artistic scene is flourishing, with a wave of creativity bringing positivity and ambition to a once-stagnant scene. It has been noted a series of independent spaces open to all and part of an increasingly active subculture.
Linking Tania Bruguera’s Arte Útil (Useful Art), the function of art institutions and cognitive-science, Stéphanie Bertrand proposes a new model of curating in this essay. Exploring curatorial practice in relation to usership and the mediation of art; Bertrand considers epistemic action that pushes the practice beyond traditional forms of passive participation in art.
Zeta’s goal is to cultivate and promote public, contemporary art. We consider our goal as an inherent characteristic of emancipated societies.
Scanned article from the catalogue of the first edition of the art fair Supermarket, listing Swedish artists-initiatives 1899–2007
In this essay, Haizea Barcenilla reflects on time, artist residencies, and the precarity and sustainability of artistic labour. In an art world that demands more of the artist, Barcenilla uses the Ormston House Artist-in-Residence scheme as a case study that explores a feminist approach to working with and ultimately supporting artists.
The text is an edited lecture experiences from working within the artist-run sector as artist and curator from 2012.
Article in Lithuanian on art fairs for independent and artist-run scene. Supermarket art fair is analysed as an example.
Interview SUPERMARKET June 2021, Juxtapose Art Fair, Aarhus, Denmark
A review on the Exhibition Research Lab (ERL) in Liverpool in 2020, which addressed the unspoken issues impacting the artist-led.
In Search for the Artist-Run-Baltic. Artist run spaces in three Baltic Countries – Lithuania, Latvia, Estonia.
A landscape of artist-run spaces active in Europe today, testimonies from the interstice between institutions and market.
“This paper focuses on the contemporary phenomenon of artists who, because of institutional changes in the social organization of the visual arts, become their own gatekeepers by running their own galleries, managing their own exposure and re-establishing direct contact with their audiences and communities (…).”