Alternative Space

March 17, 2015
Doors: 6 pm
Talk: 7–8 pm

The discussions are kicked off with a talk about the history of artists’ relationships to alternative spaces and magazines beginning in the 1960s. Gwen Allen, Andrew McClintock, Constance Lewallan, and Tom Marioni will open up the program by giving context to SFAQ [Project] Space by looking at the history of alternative methods of artist-generated exposure.

Gwen Allen is an art historian who specializes in modern and contemporary art, criticism, and visual culture. Her research focuses on the relationship between art and media and on artists’ publications.

Constance M. Lewallen is adjunct curator at the University of California, Berkeley Art Museum and Pacific Film Archive where she has curated many major exhibitions, including The Dream of the Audience: Theresa Hak Kyung Cha (1951-1982) (2001);Everything Matters: Paul Kos, a Retrospective (2003); Ant Farm, 1968-1978 (2004); A Rose Has No Teeth: Bruce Nauman in the 1960s (2007), all of which toured nationally and internationally and were accompanied by catalogues. In 2009 she curated Allen Ruppersberg: You and Me or the Art of Give and Take for the Santa Monica Museum of Art.

Tom Marioni
1969: ”One Second Sculpture”
1970: “The Act of Drinking Beer with Friends is the “Highest form of Art”
1970: Founded the Museum of Conceptual Art (MOCA), closed in 1984
1975: Editor/Designer Vision Magazine
2000: Founded The Society of Independent Artists

Andrew McClintock is the founder, publisher, and editor-in-chief of SFAQ, and director of SFAQ[Projects]. He is also the founder and owner of Ever Gold Gallery. From 2012-13, he was the Interim Director of Exhibitions of the San Francisco Art Institute.

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