Inspired by Ad Reinhardt’s “How to Look at Art” series, “How to…Make an (Alternative) Institution” was created for Make Things (Happen), a participatory project organized by Christine Wong Yap.
The public space of the site is an expression of underlying ideals and we are intent on continuing to experiment with our own form in order to push forward the discussion on artist-led action and the latent potential it carries to transform our art worlds, our institutions, our means of expression and ourselves.
Reflecting on the recent Hand in Glove conference, James McAnally addresses the past and future of artist-centered practice: How are we to build on our own legacies? Why do we falter when we talk about sustainability? How do we understand our capacities?
Over two days in the heart of Chelsea, non-profit awareness group Arts & Labor hosted a series of roundtable discussions, community activities and workshops to initiate a dialogue between dozens of alternative resources within the New York City creative community.
Chicago Artist Writers is a platform that asks artists and art workers to write traditional and experimental criticism that serves under-represented arts programming in Chicago. In this essay, founders Sofia Leiby and Jason Lazarus reflect back on the first year of the project.
New critical voices should be emerging as we understand that there are no gatekeepers and no gate to keep. In a time where so much art criticism is provisional, under- or unpaid, how can we best cultivate new critical voices and new platforms?