Open Ground is a social space and an open network, constituted by artists, and open to all. Open Ground has emerged from an eight-year experiment with a revolving roster of multidisciplinary artists who support and contextualize each other’s creative work through exhibitions, performances and studio critiques.
The collective was originally housed in a gallery in Williamsburg, Brooklyn, where artists practiced an open-source, consensus-based curatorial process. The space became a breeding ground for community building, a place to support local politics, and a headquarters for radical ideas, experimental work and progressive dialogue. Open Ground has nurtured a wide range of artistic styles, and brought hundreds of visitors into a conversation about art and community. We’ve articulated values of openness, generosity, experimentation and DIY-volunteerism that are essential to the progressive spirit of art.
The participating artists have leveraged the support of Open Ground to develop their voice, creating artwork that is unexpectedly inclusive and beautifully aware of their environment. Our dialog is based on profound respect for each other’s cultural and artistic differences.