Salticidae Icius: A Research on Independent Art Space and Initiatives
This book consists of a text by editor Dieuwertje Hehewerth, a writer and artist based in Amsterdam, which follows her travels to Berlin, London, Madrid, Paris, and Rome in search of independent art spaces and initiatives. Contributions that spotlight these spaces and projects are also included.
From outlining the context in which the spaces operate to interviews and presentations about what they do, their history, their programming, and their exhibition efforts, the publication covers more than 60 notable art spaces and initiatives in Europe.
Named after jumping spiders, Salticidae Icius considers how the similarly large and pervasive family of independent art spaces and initiatives operates through a variety of angles and approaches.
A useful resource for artists seeking to extend their networks or learn about the operation of European art spaces, as well as for organizers interested in starting their own initiatives or independent galleries. For historians and art critics, this intimate publication captures a first-hand account of indie European art spaces in the 21st century, a snapshot taken shortly before the 2020 pandemic.
Written, edited and published by Dieuwertje Hehewerth
Softcover, 190 pages, color and b&w images, 5 × 7.5 inches