Sunday, April 15, 2007

New Space

If the all the planets line up accordingly, this could be the new home of "Pocket Utopia." There are many details to work out, but essentially it would be an off-center, away from center, artist-run, alternative gallery and salon space with studios for other artists. To begin with, the next "Excuse me, you have art in your teeth" salon will be held in the space (a former barber shop) with Klaus Schafler presenting on his projects which have a resonance with my projects, current and future.

Klaus is currently doing a residency with the Lower Manhattan Cultural Council on a grant from the Austrian government. In Vienna (his hometown) he works for Kunsthalle Exnergasse on media and exhibition projects. He has exhibited his own works througout Europe at Neue Galerie in Graz, FIT in Berlin, MAK in Vienna, in St. Petersburg, and Slovenia. He works on many collaborative projects with other artists and curators.