Artists In The City: SPACE in '68 and beyond

Artists In The City: SPACE in '68 and beyond
Library Shelf Location 12.SPAC
Publication Date 01 Jan 2018

Artists in the City: SPACE in ’68 and beyond explores the early history of an artist-led organisation which broke new ground by taking on large properties for artist studios in London, which it has continued doing for 50 years, finding space for artists in a changing city. The model of artists seizing the initiative and working with city authorities and landlords to provide studios was new and hugely influential. It was copied around the world, for example at PS1 New York and Künstlerhaus Bethanien, Berlin. The book examines the late ‘60s context in London from which SPACE emerged, to understand what has changed and what remains the same for artists in the city. Essays consider concepts such as artist-run initiative, Do it Yourself, and how artists formed unions to tackle their economic exploitation, deconstructing the idea of artist as gentrifier to understand in more detail the creative effect or agency of SPACE and artists in the city. 

ISBN 978-1999927806
Quantity 1
Pages 288p. / 17.3 x 2.4 x 23.5 cm
Editor Anna Harding
Format Softcover
Publisher SPACE
Category Organisations (The Arts)
Keywords Unions, land rights, Urban Development, Artist Studios

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