This symposium, comprised of two panels, celebrates and contextualizes the launch of the Art Spaces Directory, published in conjunction with the 2012 New Museum Triennial: “The Ungovernables.” The Art Spaces Directory is an international guide to the sites where contemporary art and artists are nurtured, interrogated, and sustained. With detailed profiles of over 400 art spaces from ninety-six countries, this volume is a useful tool for artists, curators, students, and the general public. In addition, it includes a series of essays and discussions contributed by Víctor Albarracín, Reem Fadda and Christine Tohme, Stefan Kalmár, Naiza H. Khan, Catalina Lozano, Elaine W. Ng, and

Panel 1
What can happen in these spaces that cannot happen elsewhere? What unique challenges do these spaces face? Is failure inevitable? Panelists include: Lia Gangitano, founder/director of PARTICIPANT INC, New York; Heejin Kim, director of Art Space Pool, Seoul, Korea. Moderated by Eungie Joo and Ethan Swan.

Panel 2
This panel considers current attempts at working without a physical space, through online platforms and nomadic initiatives. Participants include: Lauren Cornell, Executive Director, Rhizome, and Adjunct Curator, New Museum; Deana Lawson, co-founder/co-director, 68 Months Discussion Group. Moderated by Eungie Joo and Ethan Swan.

Saturday, March 31, 2012 | 12:00 PM

Events at the New Museum

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