Ever notice how all of those alternative spaces don’t look all that different from the establishment? Flux Factory’s residency is different. Creativity seems to drip from the walls: there’s a doorbell that rings in the bathroom, a disco ball and a chicken hang from kitchen ceiling, and the studios are often coated in art. No other space in New York looks like this.
So, when I heard that Nat Roe (formerly of Silent Barn) would be taking over the role of executive director from Christina Vassallo, I wanted to see what kinds of plans he had in store.
I’ve been covering the art industry for nine years, and I still don’t feel like I have a clear grasp on what an art consultant does. What’s the difference between a dealer and an art consultant? Who are they? What’s their day to day like? So I asked a few private dealers, consultants and curators to talk about what they do. Everyone told me a different story.
Today’s conversation with independent curator and writer Kevin Moore is the most recent interview in the series we call, “What’s an Art Consultant?” Moore has been advising collectors for over ten years and more recently curating gallery shows. He has a Ph.D in art history from Princeton University and is currently the Artistic Director and Curator of FOTOFOCUS, Cincinnati.
Photographer Theo Westenberger had a massively successful career before she died in 2008 of lung cancer. Now the estate works full time to make her generosity known. An Interview with Estate Executor Colleen Keegan and staff artists Molly Butcher and Dominic Jones.
How do you preserve a piece which was made for a defunct social media network? How do you restore a broken twenty-year-old artwork that you’ve never seen before? I ask Rhizome’s new digital archivist Dragan Espenschied how he does his job, and he tells me why he loves it.
After fifty years of fighting, the Cooper Square Committee has finally enabled people to buy their New York apartments for as little as $250 per unit. I speak with the Committee’s last surviving co-founder Frances Goldin, about community land trusts, the East Village, and not quitting.