Issue

1.9 / Birds Flying By

February 25 2010

Introduction

February 25, 2010. We seem to be in a particularly introspective moment, if this issue is any indication. The confluence of SF anniversary exhibitions—the Arts Commission Gallery, MOMA, and Camerawork—are certainly one impetus, and multiple perspectives on the last two are offered here.  Another catalyst was Renny Pritikin's recent Open Space blog entry, from which this issue's title derives. It generated a barrage of comments about the concerns artists face living and working here, as well as their motivations and survival strategies. Those are front and center in both Christian L Frock's and Michelle Blade's observations about why they do what they do. It is an ongoing conversation; we are proud to be part of it. Enjoy! – PM  Next AP Issue: March 11, 2010

Features

Interview with Michelle Blade

Interview with Michelle Blade

By Bad at Sports

In starting this space, I can see it coming alive on its own, just through the people who are taking part in it. I’m not completely passive, because I want to be involved, but I see it as something that can come together naturally. I like seeing how that happens in my work, and think it could happen here, too.

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Visible Alternatives, Part 2

Visible Alternatives, Part 2

By Christian L. Frock

The emergence of alternative exhibition spaces in the 1970s subverted traditional exhibition formats and notions of public space. This shifting dynamic also resulted in an expanded conceptual framework for the definition of public art through the advent of site-specific interventions, performance, and new media, among other genres.

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