How long has it been in existence?
Started in 2002.
What was your motivation?
To give emerging artists a venue in which to explore ideas and concepts that are often deemed unsellable
Number of organizers/responsible persons of the project.
Numbers vary and are always looking for more volunteers, the curators/coordinators often rotate between academic years.
How are programs funded?
Who is responsible for the programming?
This past year it was Matthew Batty, Rose Schlemmer, and Autumn Wright. The upcoming year it will be Matthew Falvey, Heather Nuber, and Holly Thompson.
Number and average duration of exhibitions/events per year.
Around 24-26 shows a year, each are one night only events.
What kind of events are usually organized?
Installations, performances, interactive activities, film screenings and artist talks.
How is your programming determined?
We accept artist(s) exhibition proposals and submissions twice a year once in late August and another in mid June. The Fuller Projects chooses the most original, professional, and thought-out proposals. The projects seeks to host thought-provoking and engaging projects from emerging artists.
Do you accept proposals/submissions?
What is your artistic/curatorial approach?
Trying to provide a well rounded experience of shows, providing a space not only meant for students but for the community of Bloomington as a whole, a place where cultures of the students and local community can meet. Allowing submissions from people outside of Indiana University, from the community and from a larger regional spectrum to provide a quality experience.
What’s working? What’s not working?
Needing more people from outside of campus life to engage with the space.
What kind of role do you hope to play in your local art scene or community?
Even though I will not be continuing on as a coordinator, I wish to continue to engage the community and encourage more interactions between students and locals for the growth of the vibrant art community.
What idea are you most excited about for the future?
Continue to curate and provide people with more opportunities to get their voices/creativity out.
Over the next several months we are engaging the legacy of institutional critique, ongoing institutional and organizational experiments, and Gerald Raunig’s notion of ‘instituent practices’ understood as artistic and curatorial practices that “invent new forms of instituting.” Question include: How do artists and independent projects challenge, comply with, and sometimes imitate traditional institutional forms? Further, how should (self-initiated) organizations consider their own operational mechanisms in order to responsibly address the social, political and cultural fabric in which they operate?
Kimia Maleki reviews Nazafarin Lotfi's solo exhibition "Negative Capability" at Regards, Chicago. https://t.co/hWTkbaa9hH