tagged: alternative spaces

Antena & Miguel Cortez

by Joel Kuennen
Antena (the Spanish spelling of “antenna”) is a project space run by Miguel Cortez of the now-defunct Polvo collective and magazine. Located in Pilsen, Antena has a history of presenting new and interesting work that has given it a reputation of excellent curation representative of young artists and emerging work at the intersection of genres most important to the contemporary moment. Mr. Cortez points to his laissez-faire approach to curating as the key to keeping artists and patrons... [more]
Posted by Joel Kuennen on 8/8/11

Closed Satellite

by Jessica Powers
Bellevue, Washington’s only progressive contemporary art space, Open Satellite, closed its doors on March 19. Started initially through the private funding of developer John Su (it was located in the ground floor of a condo building he owns) in 2007, this year it attempted to transition to a non-profit model to continue existence even after Su decided to cease his support. Well, it’s over now. And instead of hashing out all the frustrating bullshit that led to the demise of this brave space,... [more]
Posted by Jessica Powers on 3/28/11