Friday, April 10, 2009

Socialist Galleries?

Interesting that when my partner and I brainstormed who to contact for additional support and exposure for Expiration Notice, he immediately responded that he'd contact the galleries- institutions I'd not even consider as a viable option on this side of the pond. Fact is, many galleries in Europe are more community minded and government funded. The relationship between government-gallery-art-community (ie- people) is one that is real and proactive. Sure, that can come with it's own list of (political) issues, but my experience has been that as a whole, they are, at the very least, more welcoming there.

I think galleries here in the good ol' USA and I immediately think money and snobs, with the occasional charity fund raising (ie- opportunity for the latter to party).

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