We are the artists, and the artists are many things.
The Artist Run Multiverse Summit brings together artist led spaces and projects from the UK and Europe to think together and consider what artist run space is today, what it might have once been, but no longer is, and what it might be in the future.
Rather than setting the parameters for the summit, we have invited five artist-run spaces, platforms or projects who, for different reasons, we feel are particularly relevant to the politics of now to frame this collective, public conversation and pose a question which seems most pertinent to them.
Who is contributing:
Kunsthal Gent (Ghent)
Kunsthal Gent will be a new exhibition and meeting place for visual artists in Ghent, initiated by NUCLEO and Smoke & Dust (019) the Provinciaal Cultuurcentrum Caermersklooster will be transformed into a new site for artistic and architectural interventions that will gradually change the monumental structure of the building, leading to the official (re)opening in January 2019. The Kunstal programme will be informed by an ongoing investigation into reflexive display, installation, and archival methods, that question responsibilities in rethinking exhibition models and institutional formats the framework for the building can be seen as a continuous rehearsal.
Pallas Projects (Dublin)
Pallas Projects/Studios (founded 1996) is a not-for-profit artist-run organisation dedicated to the facilitation of artistic production and discourse, via the provision of affordable artists studios in Dublin’s city centre, and curated projects. PP/S addresses the necessity of providing space for artistic production and exhibition, and foregrounds the role of the project as a constant agent of discourse and transformation. Indeed, Pallas Projects is an umbrella label for a variety of spaces, exchanges, off-site projects, exhibitions, talks, resource programmes, research and publications conceived of and put into practice over a 20-year period. PP/S is dedicated to providing a constant space for artistic production and exhibition in Dublin, via an alternative art methodology and DIY work ethic.
Rabbits Road Press (London)
Rabbits Road Press is a community Risograph print studio and publishing press run by OOMK. The small-scale publishing press provides printing and book binding services for artists and community groups in Newham and beyond. A responsive programme of workshops and events explore a contemporary model for community publishing, bringing together artists, designers, writers and local people. The project builds on Rabbits Road Institute’s initiative to establish an accessible and diverse community art space to support the development of new skills, knowledge sharing and social exchange for people living in Newham.
Transmission Gallery (Glasgow)
Transmission (b.1983) is an artist-run organisation that supports and is supported by its membership and surrounding communities in Glasgow and beyond. Operating in multiple capacities, Transmission works with artists in the production of exhibitions, events, exchanges, residencies and publications. It also shares various resources with its membership in order to facilitate activities outside of its own programming. As the longest standing artist-run space in Glasgow, it houses an archive of materials connected to the activities of the gallery and its membership, whilst remaining active a present-day social hub.
The White Pube (Liverpool, London, online)
The White Pube is the collaborative identity of Gabrielle de la Puente and Zarina Muhammad under which they write criticism and (sometimes) curate. They are based at thewhitepube.com and also on Instagram and Twitter as @thewhitepube. The White Pube publish a new text every Sunday, mostly exhibition reviews but sometimes baby essays or podcasts. Their writing began as reaction to other texts that were often boring/overly academic/white nonsense////and male. Each review is a personal reaction, and a record of an encounter with an aesthetic experience.
Save the date, full programme to be announced.