Artist-Run Europe: Practice / Projects / Spaces

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.

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

Included in Archive Selection 2016

Onomatopee — Publisher
Unicum | Gianotten Printed Media — Printer
Gavin Murphy — Editor/Author
Mark Cullen — Editor/Author
Lucy Watts — Copy Editing/Researcher
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 — Author
Róisín Hackett — Researcher
Tadhg Ó Cuirrín — Researcher
Elizabeth Lyne — Researcher
Daniel Birmingham — Researcher
Niamh Reynolds — Researcher

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