MADA Talks: Artist Run Spaces
Join us for a free panel discussion as MADA artists and writers discuss specific histories and possible futures for artist run spaces in Australia and internationally. The panel will be followed by an invitation to the audience to share questions and perspectives.
Panelists: Kathy Temin (Store 5), Jan Bryant (Westspace), Madé Spencer-Castle (Bus), Leslie Eastman (Light projects), Spiros Panigirakis (Clubs)
Convenor: Spiros Panigirakis
What models can sustain different communities of artists, writers and curators? How is the Artist Run model effected by urban gentrification? Can digital or nomadic platforms provide an alternative to the rising cost of rent? Why have artist run spaces become increasingly professionalized?
"The current economic situation and society’s low confidence in its institutions has suddenly demanded that artists become more imaginative in the way that they organise themselves. If labels such as ‘alternative’, ‘non-profit’ and ‘artist-run’ dominated the self-organised art scene that emerged in the late 1990s, the separatist position implied by the use of these terms has been moderated during the intervening years." From Self-Organized, Ed. Stine Hebert and Anne Szefer, Published Open Editions.