The Untenability Of Alternative Art Galleries

 

“End times: Slogans from a 2008 FLUXspace exhibit seemed to promise an open-ended future, but the gallery closed its doors in September.” | Philly Weekly

  • Philly Weekly wonders why so many art galleries are finding it difficult to stay open in Philadelphia. While some, like the Fleisher Ollman Gallery have remained viable for decades, most upstart spaces struggle to get past the three year mark, burdened by what they see as unrealistic demands of the Philadelphia Exhibitions Initiative (PEI) and a lack of support by institutions such as the Art Museum.
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Stephen Currall recently received his BA in history from Arcadia University. Before beginning doctoral studies, he is pursuing his interest in local history, specifically just how Philadelphians engage their vibrant past. Besides skimming through 18th century letters, Steve is also interested in music and travel.

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