In celebration of SPACE’s 50th anniversary, a display in the project space presents previously unseen material from SPACE’s archive covering the years 1968-75 as well as photographs of early events and studio sites, capturing the founding years of SPACE and AIR, the Art Information Register which was the sister organization to SPACE.
The display features extensive press cuttings about SPACE at St Katharine Docks, SPACE’s first studio site, and information about some of the early activities, early SPACE documents setting out its vision and intentions and print relating to early studio sites and Open Studio events.
A new print of The SPACE Film (1970) will be on view, the Catalyst directory produced by AIR, listing visual artists and resources of that time and the 1975 Open Studios directory featuring 171 artists and details about their work.
This material forms the basis of the book Artists in the City: SPACE in 1968 and beyond to be published in March.
The book launch event is set for Saturday 17 March, followed by a panel discussion with selected contributors at Whitechapel Art Gallery on Thursday 22 March.
Further events to be announced soon.
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