Stefan Beck

Artspace, offspace, any space? It’s still rock’n roll to me.

How to look at independent artspaces. - - - The discussion after my lecture on independent Frankfurt artspaces at FADs artspace, Tokyo Kunitachi, has demonstrated that global exchange on those art practices still suffers from a lack of definition in terms of finding accurate concepts of naming and describing artspaces and their operations.

We in Frankfurt, for example, use the term “offspace”, resembling Off-Broadway, for activities outside “main business” perceived as those of galleries, museums and institutions (like Kunstverein). But this term is not even recognized within Germany as a whole, not to speak of the rest of the world...weiterlesen



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