Alternative Histories: Book Launch & Reception

Alternative Histories: New York Art Spaces, 1960 to 2010
—edited by Lauren Rosati and Mary Anne Staniszewski
Hours: 6–8PM, Introductory remarks and collective welcome: 7 PM
Cost: Free

Eyebeam will host the launch and reception for this groundbreaking book—part exhibition catalogue, part cultural history—which documents more than 140 alternative spaces, magazines, and projects, and the significant contributions these organizations have made to the aesthetic and social fabric of New York City. Alternative Histories was developed from an exhibition of the same name at Exit Art (which closed in June 2012) and includes essays by curators and historians, and excerpts of interviews with artists and alternative space founders and staff.
This event will be the first in a series of programs at Eyebeam on alternative art spaces past, present and future. Come celebrate Alternative Histories and New York City’s Alternative Spaces!
Co-published by Exit Art and The MIT Press, 2012