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 (…).”