White Flag Projects[uds-billboard name=”whiteflag”]White Flag Projects is a non-profit alternative gallery space established in St. Louis in 2006. White Flag gives artists the freedom and the space to realize ideas and projects that may not be possible in a conventional gallery setting. The following interview is courtesy of Director Matthew Strauss.
White Flag Projects
Address: 4568 Manchester Avenue, St. Louis, MO 63110
Open Hours: Tue-Sat 12-5pm
How is the project operated? For-profit, nonprofit, artist-run, etc.
How long has it been in existence?
White Flag Projects was founded in 2006.
What was your motivation?
To improve the level of local contemporary art discourse.
Number of organizers/responsible persons of the project.
White Flag Projects is comprised of Matthew Strauss, its Founder and Director, Assistant Director Jessica Baran, Installations Manager B.J. Vogt, and a team of interns.
How are programs funded? (membership fees, public funding, sponsors, etc.)
Private Donors, grants, memberships
Who is responsible for the programming?
Responsibility for White Flag’s programming rests with the Founder/Director.
Number and average duration of exhibitions/events per year.
Six exhibitions per season, with additional short term projects. Exhibitions are typically on view for 4-6 weeks each.
What kind of events are usually organized?
Concerts, screenings, artist talks, pop-up shops, other exhibition related events
How is your programming determined?
Programming is determined at the discretion of the Founder/Director
Do you accept proposals/submissions?
What is your curatorial approach?
White Flag Projects attempts to assert the primacy of the artist, proposing a reduced curatorial role in mediating the interaction between art and its audience.