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Artist-Run Spaces: A Conversation Across The Atlantic, curated by Angel Bel...
Sat 20 August 2016, 10:30 – 17:00 IST
Artist-Run Spaces: Conversations Across The Atlantic
A day of panel talks on artist-run culture, curated by Angel Bellaran
Hosted by Pallas Projects/Studios, presented in association with Sirius Arts Centre
10.30am–5pm, Saturday 20th August, booking essential for talks*
This event is free. Lunch will be provided for a small fee on the day
*The event will be followed by the DIY Artist-Run Social with music, food and refreshments to celebrate Pallas Projects/Studios 20 year anniversary. No booking required
Participants: Jessamyn Fiore (former director Thisisnotashop, Dublin), Liz Nielsen & Carolina Wheat (Swimming Pool Project Space, Chicago, and Elijah Wheat Showroom, New York), Max Warsh (Regina Rex, New York), Mark Cullen & Gavin Murphy (Pallas Projects/Studios and Artist-Run Europe), Miranda Driscoll (former director The Joinery, Dublin/Sirius Arts Centre), Lee Welch (Basic Space/former director FOUR, Dublin), Clive Murphy (former co-director Catalyst Arts, Belfast), Maud Cotter (Founder member, National Sculpture Factory, Cork).
The panel offers an international and interdisciplinary forum in which colleagues in the contemporary art world, specifically in the field of artist-run or ‘DIY’ spaces, can talk openly about the changes and challenges of working today: this includes the topics of funding, social media, and location-specific contexts.
Morning session: participants briefly review their own history of working within independent spaces in both the United States & Europe. Afterwards, in a roundtable discussion, panel members assess these and other stories in relation to experiences from other members. Afternoon session: focuses more closely on the current state of affairs surrounding artist-run programs today – with an emphasis on comparing and contrasting the international models and the programs functioning from emergent contexts or scenes.
This gathering is sparked by increasingly urgent conversations about the difficulty of the practice of choosing to work outside the institutional context. Our hope is to make stronger connections between artist-run culture, and inspire more communication and collectivism amongst our peers, so that we can continue to thrive as an integral part of visual arts culture on both sides of the Atlantic, and in light of the publication by PP/S of the book ‘Artist-Run Europe’, which will be showcased for the first time ahead of an official launch in September.
The panel will be broadcast live on the event page via Facebook Livestream at 1030 GMT/ 530 EST
This event is presented at Pallas Projects/Studios as part of our 20 year anniversary programme which looks to celebrate artist-run culture, and is part of the exhibition Liz Nielsen & Max Warsh — Curated by Jessamyn Fiore, first shown at Sirius Arts Centre, Cobh in July/August 2016, and with thanks to Jessamyn Fiore, Sirius Arts Centre, Liz Nielsen & Max Warsh, and talks curator Angel Bellaran.
More info can be found here
10.30 am – Coffee
11.00 – Introductory Remarks
11.30 – A Relative History of Artist-run Spaces • Panelists present
12.30 – Roundtable discussion involving all panelists
1.30 pm – Lunch
2.30 pm – On the Present & Future of Artist-run Spaces • Roundtable discussion involving all panelists
3.30 – short break
3.40 – Open floor discussion with audience participation
4.40 – Closing Remarks
5-7 pm – Drinks & casual discussion
7–9 – Potluck dinner
9–12 – PP/S DJs
Liz Nielsen (American b. 1975) is a Brooklyn based photographic artist. She has exhibited extensively; most recently her work was shown as part of the Material Art Fair (Mexico City), London Photo (UK), and in New York at Denny Gallery, Laurence Miller Gallery, and Danziger Gallery. She received her MFA from the University of Illinois, Chicago and her BFA from the School of the Art Institute of Chicago. Nielsen's works have been reviewed in The New Yorker, The New York Times, Wall Street Journal and ArtSlant.
Max Warsh (American b. 1980) lives and works in New York City. Most recent exhibitions include Approximately Spring at Longhouse Projects (New York, NY), The Shared Patio at Greenpoint Terminal Gallery (Brooklyn, NY), Hot and Cold, Laurence Miller Gallery, NY and Nothing Ever Happened, Chapter 61, New York, NY. He received his MFA from the University of Illinois, Chicago and his BA from Sarah Lawrence College, New York. He is a co-founder and director of the artist-run gallery Regina Rex based in New York City.
Jessamyn Fiore (American b. 1980) is a New York based curator and writer as well the co-director of the Estate of Gordon Matta-Clark. She is the curator of the Jean-Paul Najar Foundation in Dubai, UAE, opened in March, 2015. She was the Director of Thisisnotashop, a not for profit gallery space in Dublin, from 2007-2010. She received a Masters in contemporary art theory, practice, and philosophy from The National College of Art and Design, Dublin, in 2009.
Exhibitions curated include 112 Greene Street: The Early Years (1970–1974) at David Zwirner in New York (2011), which led to her editing the critically acclaimed, eponymous catalogue, published by David Zwirner and Radius Books (2012); and a second exhibition for David Zwirner New York titled Gordon Matta-Clark: Above and Below (2013). Recently, she curated II Machines: Clive Murphy & Trevor Tweeton at the Knockdown Center in Mespeth, Queens (May 2015) and was a partner at Rawson Projects gallery on the Lower East Side (Sep 2014 - May 2015), organizing exhibitions by Nathaniel Mary Quinn and Lilja Birgisdottir among others.
Angel Bellaran is an independent curator currently based Brooklyn but previously based in San Francisco & Dublin, Ireland. Bellaran has spent over the last decade divided between The United States & Western Europe pursuing a love of contemporary art and the study of international curatorial and artistic practices. Most recent projects and collaborations include Up Against the Wall at Spring Break Art Show: New York City's curator-driven art fair during Armory Arts Week, and GREY Book II, photographed by Nan Goldin and styled by Valentina Ilardi Martin. Bellaran is an alumni of the Institute of Art, Design & Technology's MAVis programme in Dublin Ireland.
Max Warsh, Untitled (bridge), 2015, cut photographs on panel, 30"x40"
Liz Nielson, Light Totem, 2015, analog chromogenic photogram, 55"x30"