When artists seize whatever space they can for art-making, frequently the stories behind those transient activities are lost. “What’s now the nanny’s room in Brownstone Brooklyn might’ve been a tiny gallery in a riotous punk house,” said Art F City, who’s organizing a series of print and online publications that will record the innovation and creativity that once lived in such places. They’ll be appropriately titled We Are SO Not Getting the Security Deposit Back: a Guide to Defunct Artist-Run Spaces.
Art F City is calling for anyone with a story of such a place to submit to firstname.lastname@example.org, providing details about the “now-defunct artist-run space” (where it is located, what it once housed and now is, etc).
A Tulsa artist’s studio (Courtesy Madilworth / Flickr)