Interstate Projects Becomes a Non-Profit

by Corinna Kirsch on January 15, 2015 · 2 comments Newswire

Daniel Leyva, Blood Tastes Like Iron installation view. Courtesy the gallery.

Daniel Leyva, Blood Tastes Like Iron. Installation view. Courtesy the gallery.

Bushwick has lost one commercial gallery and gained a non-profit. Interstate Projects, a four-year old gallery that started out in a studio space at the 56 Bogart building before moving into a two-story location at 66 Knickerbocker, has announced its transition to a non-profit business model.

Tom Weinrich and Jamie Sterns of Interstate Projects explained the rationale for their transition in their press release, sent out today:

As the art market expands and the commercialization and commodification of trends speeds up, there is less room for experimentation, weirdness, and fortuitous failures. Interstate Projects has been and will continue to be a place where things are valid, sought, and nourished for their outsider, outlandish, and experimental states.

These sentiments should not come as a surprise. The gallery has always focused on curatorial decisions over financial ones, unsalable performances over easy-to-package paintings. Recent exhibitions have included Daniel Leyva’s silent disco and Jamel Shabazz’s photographs as a Rikers Island correctional officer. Interstate has offered a consistent record of unconventional, genre-defying work, and we’re glad to see that it can now be supported by the public—which is as it should be.


Talia January 15, 2015 at 4:42 pm

This doesn’t mean they won’t make sales, it does mean they can apply for grants and stuff though. Congrats to the whole team 🙂

Corinna Kirsch January 15, 2015 at 5:21 pm

That was slightly misleading. Updated.

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