An artist-run space is a gallery space run by artists, thus circumventing the structures of public and private galleries. Artist-run spaces have become realised as an important factor in urban regeneration. This effect was particularly strong in Glasgow, where the city won the accolade 'European Capital of Culture' in 1990, largely due to the large number of artist-run exhibition spaces and galleries.[1] Curator Hans Ulrich Obrist coined the term "The Glasgow Miracle" to describe this. Examples of artist-run spaces include City Racing, BANK, studio1.1, [2] Studio Voltaire, Cubitt and Auto Italia South East in London, Milwaukee's BATHAS Internationale...


Somewhere, Somehow, Everywhere

26 July- 01 August @ SIFF Syros Island

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21 years after, 21 years before....

Somewhere near the shore, far from the city, there is a small concrete structure, a few columns, and a gable roof. One can reach it easily even though it is somewhat remote. A group of friends find themselves there, a celebration without cause takes place...

It’s hot and for as long as we have the good fortune to be on the island we’ll enjoy the sea and eat something light while the sun sets.

After, we’ll bid each other goodbye and maybe meet again in the same place, some people the same and some new, next year.

These summer meetings and absences perhaps dictating the rhythm of passing time and as the island changes, we might not remember exactly who we were and what exactly we did.

Now after a while when we’ll meet again it will be like meeting you from the beginning but not exactly.

In 1993 Martin Kippenberger created momas (Museum of Modern Art at Syros), inviting friends to exhibit at an empty unbuilt building near the port of Ermoupolis. 

*In certain countries 21 years of age constitute adulthood.