Alternative Histories : New York Art Spaces, 1960 to 2010

Rosati, Lauren; Staniszewski, Mary Anne; Ingberman, Jeanette; Colo, Papo; Apple, Jacki; Rachleff, Melissa. Alternative Histories : New York Art Spaces, 1960 to 2010. New York, NY: Exit Art; Cambridge, MA: MIT Press, 2012.

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Abstract (English)

"This groundbreaking book - part exhibition catalogue, part cultural history - chronicles alternative art spaces in New York City since the 1960s. Developed from an exhibition of the same name at Exit Art, Alternative Histories documents more than 140 alternative spaces, groups, and projects, and the significant contributions these organizations have made to the aesthetic and social fabric of New York City. Alternative art spaces offer sites for experimentation for artists to innovate, perform, and exhibit outside the commercial gallery-and-museum circuit. In New York City, the development of alternative spaces was almost synonymous with the rise of the contemporary art scene. Beginning in the 1960s and early 1970s, it was within a network of alternative sites - including 112 Greene Street, The Kitchen, P.S.1, FOOD, and many others - that the work of young artists like Yvonne Rainer, Vito Acconci, Gordon Matta-Clark, Ana Mendieta, David Wojnarowicz, David Hammons, Adrian Piper, Martin Wong, Jimmie Durham, and dozens of other now familiar names first circulated. Through interviews, photographs, essays, and archival material, Alternative Histories tells the story of such famous venues as Judson Memorial Church, Anthology Film Archives, A.I.R. Gallery, El Museo del Barrio, Franklin Furnace, and Eyebeam, as well as many less well-known sites and organizations" -- p. [4] of cover.

Types: Anthologies, essays, collections ; Interviews
All Contributors: Rosati, Lauren (Editor); Staniszewki, Mary Anne (Editor); Rosati, Lauren (Author); Staniszewski, Mary Anne (Author); Ingberman, Jeanette (Author); Colo, Papo (Author); Apple, Jacki (Author); Rachleff, Melissa (Author); Tam, Herb (Interviewer); Cannon, Steve (Interviewee); Chatham, Rhys (Interviewee); Cramer, Peter (Interviewee); Waters, Jack (Interviewee); Goodden, Carol (Interviewee); Heiss, Alanna (Interviewee); Lee, Bob (Interviewee); Lewis, Joe (Interviewee); Lockpez, Inverna (Interviewee); Philbin, Ann (Interviewee); Sherwood Pundyk, Anne (Interviewee); Yama, Karen (Interviewee); Sandler, Irving (Interviewee); Simon, Adam (Interviewee); Wilson, Martha (Interviewee)
Dossier: 360 - EXIT ART GALLERY (New York, NY)
Collation: 404 p. : ill. ; 26 cm
ISBN: 9780262017961
Language of Publication: English
Publishers: New York, NY: Exit Art; Cambridge, MA: MIT Press
Art Organizations: Exhibition Centres > United States > Exit Art Gallery (New York, NY)
Event Title: Alternative Histories
Type: Exhibition
Location: Exit Art (New York, NY)
Dates: 24 Sept. - 24 Nov. 2010
Copyright Statement: Exit Art and The MIT Press
Deposited by: Artexte Catalogueur
Date Deposited: 28 Nov 2013 16:27
Last Modified: 01 Apr 2021 20:19
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