Artist-Run Europe: Practice / Projects / Spaces

2018 Selection

Designed at WorkGroup by David Wall, Conor Nolan, and Jake Heavey.

Publisher: Onomatopee

Printer: Unicum | Gianotten Printed Media

Editor/Author: Gavin Murphy

Editor/Author: Mark Cullen

Copy Editing/Researcher: Lucy Watts

Author: Jason E. Bowman

Author: AA Bronson

Author: Noelle Collins

Author: Valerie Connor

Author: Céline Kopp

Author: Alun Williams

Author: Joanna Laws

Author: Freek Lomme

Author: Megs Morley

Author: Gavin Wade

Author: Katherine Waugh

Researcher: Róisín Hackett

Researcher: Tadhg Ó Cuirrín

Researcher: Elizabeth Lyne

Researcher: Daniel Birmingham

Researcher: Niamh Reynolds

In answering the question ‘What makes artist-run spaces different?’, Artist-Run Europe is part how-to manual, part history, and part socio-political critique of the conditions, organisational models, and role of artist-led practice within contemporary art and society.

The aim is to show how artist-run practice manifests itself, how artist-run spaces are a distinctive and central part of visual art culture, and how they present a complex, heterogeneous, and necessary set of alternatives to the art institution, museum and commercial gallery. It seeks to develop and encourage discourse on the subject within the wider field of contemporary practice, be a source for academics and students, and act as a practical tool for those running or wishing to set up artist-run spaces.

The publication is Swiss bound (allowing it to be opened out completely flat), with an 8-panel gatefold cover, printed 4/4 on 250gsm Cyclus Offset 100 (a fully recycled paper stock) with an open spine, and sewn with yellow thread. The front matter extends to 160pp and is printed 4/4 on 115gsm Cyclus Offset 100, while the index is printed 1/1 on 80gsm Kaskad Grün Leafbird.

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