Taking its cue from recent shifts in Denver’s creative landscape, with new artist-run spaces opening and the closing of a number of well-respected venues, the Artist-Run Spaces symposium lasting from January 17th - January 20th, 2018 in Denver, Colorado addresses the various trajectories of artist-run spaces alongside their evolving communities. Representatives from spaces across the US, including Regina Rex (New York, NY), Tiger Strikes Asteroid (Chicago, IL, New York, NY, Philadelphia, PA, Los Angeles, CA), and Good Weather (North Little Rock, AR), will share insights about the challenges,opportunities, and motivations for running their own DIY exhibition spaces. The symposium will also touch on contemporary artistic practices, sociopolitical contexts, and theoretical legacies that shape and animate how these spaces function within the wider contemporary art scene.
The symposium will begin with a formal panel discussion at Black Cube Headquarters (BCHQ) on Wednesday, January 17th from (6-8pm) and continue with regular “office hours” held at local bar/restaurant Sputnik during happy hour from 4-6pm on Thursday, January 18th, and Friday, January 19th. The discussion and “office hours” will be open to anyone interested in informal and vital dialog. The symposium will close with a participatory roundtable conversation with Denver's artist-run spaces along with our national guests. January 20th from 7-10pm at a Leisure Gallery.
This symposium is co-produced by Black Cube and ArtPlant
*special thanks to Yes Ma'am projects
Wednesday, January 17th
6:30pm - 8:30pm | doors at 6:00pm @BCHQ
(2925 South Umatilla Street, Englewood, CO)
Thursday, January 18th
(3 S Broadway, Denver, CO 80209)
Friday, January 19th
4-6pm @ Sputnik
(3 S Broadway, Denver, CO 80209)
Saturday, January 20th
Artist-Run Space Roundtable
7:00pm-10:00pm | doors at 6:30pm @Collective SML | k
(430 Santa Fe Drive, Denver, CO 80204)
Regina Rex (New York, NY)
Katherine Aungier (b. 1983) was born in Portland, Oregon and currently lives and makes work in Brooklyn, New York. In addition to her art practice, Aungier acts as a director for REGINA REX, which aims to build an exhibition context that is rigorous, cogent, and driven by an engagement with other artists. Additionally, Ms. Aungier has curated shows at Spring Break Art Fair, New York City; Warped tour, Miami; GSL Galerie, Berlin, Orgy Park, Brooklyn. Ms. Aungier writes texts and exhibits her work recently at Black Cat Journal, the PIT, L.A, Unisex Salon, Beverlys, and Crystal Flowers ( LA + NY). She is the recipient of many a letter from abroad and her family will write anyone back for mail.
Good Weather (North Little Rock, AK)
Haynes Riley (b. 1984 North Little Rock, Arkansas) is an artist, curator, and designer with an MFA from Cranbrook Academy of Art. He is founder and director at Good Weather in North Little Rock, Arkansas. Solo exhibitions include An attitude you can wear at TOPS (Memphis) and Always at The Hills Esthetic Center (Chicago). His work has been included in exhibitions at Arturo Bandini (Los Angeles), SEDIMENT (Richmond), Threewalls (Chicago), Cranbrook Art Museum (Bloomfield Hills), The Bedfellow’s Club (Minneapolis), EMBASSY (Los Angeles), and Hap Gallery (Portland), among others. Recent curated exhibitions include Sigh-Fi at University of Arkansas at Little Rock and The Best Is The Least We Can Do at Atlanta Contemporary. Riley lives and works in Helena-West Helena and North Little Rock, Arkansas.
Tiger Strikes Asteroid (New York, NY | Chicago, IL | Los Angeles, CA | Philadelphia, PA)
Alex Paik is a Brooklyn-based artist using cut and folded hand-colored paper to create fugue-like works that explore ephemerality, repetition, and visual counterpoint. His work is influenced by his childhood training as a classical musician and his interest in polyphonic musical structures. Paik’s work has been exhibited in galleries and art fairs nationally and internationally. He is represented by Gallery Joe in Philadelphia and is the director of Tiger Strikes Asteroid, a non-profit network of artist-run spaces with locations in Philadelphia, Brooklyn, Los Angeles, and Chicago. He is the curator of Satellite Art Show, an alternative art fair in Miami.
Regina Rex (New York, NY))
Siebren Versteeg was born about 17,000 days ago in New Haven. He has studied at SVA in New York, School of the Art Institute of Chicago, University of Illinois at Chicago, and Skowhegan School of Painting and Sculpture. In addition to co-running Regina Rex, he maintains a studio practice that attempts to reconcile painterly hermeticism with coding in the social network. His solo exhibitions include bitforms Gallery; The Museum of Art at Rhode Island School of Design; Hallwalls, Buffalo, NY; The Art Institute of Boston; the Wexner Center for the Arts, Ohio; Max Protetch, New York; Rhona Hoffman Gallery and The Museum of Contemporary Art in Chicago. His work has been exhibited in group shows at Smithsonian’s Hirshhorn Museum, Washington, DC; ESSL Museum, Vienna; Contemporary Museum, Baltimore; Henry Art Gallery, Seattle; Krannert Art Museum, Illinois; the Fabric Workshop and Museum, Philadelphia; and the National Museum of Art, Czech Republic. Versteeg’s work can be found in public collections including the Whitney Museum, NY; Guggenheim, NY; Albright-Knox, Buffalo; Yale University Art Gallery, New Haven, CT; Hirshhorn Museum, Washington, D.C.; and MCA, Chicago. He lives and works in New York.