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Art Spaces Directory

August 09, 2012

External activity | press to exit project space (MK)| Art Spaces Directory (publication) | published by New Museum (NYC) | The Art Spaces Directory is an international guide to the sites where contemporary art and artists are nurtured, interrogated, and sustained. Building on the Museum as Hub model, the 2012 New Museum Triennial, “The Ungovernables,” incorporated lengthy consultation with a network of curators, organizations, and artists from around the world, including Museum as Hub partners. Their contributions have inspired the Art Spaces Directory, a resource guide to over 400 independent art spaces from ninety-six countries around the world.

External activity: August, 2012
press to exit project space (MK), Art Spaces Directory (publication),
published by New Museum (NYC)

Independent art spaces are crucial venues to foster communities as well as platforms for younger artists. It is often artists themselves who tenaciously build these spaces to show new art, frequently in a non-commercial setting. As a result, many art spaces are short-term ventures that respond to a need at a particular time and place. In recognition of the spirit and determination of these spaces, which have given crucial exposure to many of the artists included in “The Ungovernables”, this directory highlights over 400 art spaces located in 96 countries around the world. “The Ungovernables” exhibition marks the second iteration of the New Museum’s Triennial and features 34 artists, artist groups and temporary collectives, many of whom have never before exhibited in the US. The Art Spaces Directory also advances the New Museum’s mission to support innovative and entrepreneurial endeavors in contemporary art and will serve as an extraordinary resource for artists, curators, patrons, students and the broader public interested in emerging art practices.

Art Space Directory Book0029

The book was produced in partnership with ArtAsiaPacific magazine, whose publisher and editor-in-chief, Elaine W. Ng, actively participated in this directory and whose enthusiasm for the project was instrumental. Additional support for the publication is made possible by the J. McSweeney and G. Mills Publications Fund at the New Museum and a grant from the Elizabeth Firestone Graham Foundation, with the support of the Burger Collection, Hong Kong, The Shelley & Donald Rubin Foundation, Anna-Maria Rossi and Fabio Rossi, and The Mathur Family.

By Lisa Phillips
Lisa Phillips is the Toby Devan Lewis Director of the New Museum.

Founded in 1977, the New Museum is a leading destination for new art and new ideas. It is Manhattan’s only dedicated contemporary art museum and is respected internationally for the adventurousness and global scope of its curatorial program.



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