Posts Tagged “OPEN SPACE”

A Seventh Birthday for Open Space

04.15.2015  |  By
Filed under: 151 3rd

Today, Open Space turns seven. For most kids, it’s a transitional phase marked by new responsibilities, new interests, and (naturally) one’s first cell phone.


A Spring Awakening for Open Space: New Columnists

03.02.2015  |  By
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The last few months of winter have found Open Space in something of a state of hibernation, woken only at random intervals by a welcome or surprising contribution from one of our brilliant columnists (to say nothing of the crashing, buzzing, and humming sounds coming from the museum construction work next door). Finally, an alarm clock…


Reconciling the Local/National/International, part 1

08.08.2009  |  By
Filed under: Field Notes

Julian Myers’ post on the recent turmoil at New Langton Arts gave rise to a robust and very necessary discussion about the state of contemporary art in the Bay Area. Looking beyond the immediate issues at Langton, I’d like to address the perceived conflict between the local and international art worlds. In the Bay Area, we have many world-class museums, universities and art colleges. We have the benefit of some of the world’s foremost artists, curators and critics, having chosen to work here. We have a wonderfully tight-knit and innovative arts community, full of experimentation and creative risk-taking. The smallness of our region allows for incubation of new ideas in an interdisciplinary context. Our location at the nexus of the East and the West gives us an unusually international perspective for such a small community. In theory, this should be the ideal place to be an arts worker. Yet there is an underlying tension here, too often expressed in buzzwords like R... More