Pioneer Works Announces First Alternative Art School Fair


The fair’s logo.


Today, Pioneer Works announced the first Alternative Art School Fair, set to take place between November 19-20 at the organization’s Red Hook headquarters. The fair is a fairly comprehensive survey of over 50 experimental schools from 11 countries, and it’s completely free. In a release, Pioneer Works noted that participating schools “operate with a wide range of methodologies, missions, and theoretical approaches, that see the artist as a defining figure in the development of new methodologies for hybridized disciplines.”

There will be interactive booths designed by each school and a keynote panel featuring Carol Becker, Luis Camnitzer, Dorothea Rockburne, Casey Gollan, Victoria Sobel and more to be announced. What’s more, keynotes, workshops and exclusive interviews with participants will be livestreamed and archived by Clocktower Productions. “Even when relatively small in scale, these exploratory schools provide vital models of cultural critique and broaden the prevailing expectations of classroom environments and means of dissemination,” the release continued.

Tickets are $15 for a day pass or $20 for a weekend pass, and can be purchased here.

Check out a full list of participants below.

AAPG – Alternative Art Program Guatemala (GuatemalaCity, Guatemala)
AltMFA (London, UK)
Unhook School(New York, USA)
Archeworks (Chicago, USA)
Arthur Fournier Fine and Rare (New York, USA)
Arts Letters & Numbers(NewYork,USA)
ASCII Project (MohanseinGiza, Egypt)
Beta-Local (San Juan, Puerto Rico)
Black Mountain School (Black Mountain, NC, USA)
Booklyn (New York, USA)
Brooklyn Art Library (New York, USA)
Brooklyn Institute for Social Research (New York, USA)
Center for Art Analysis (Bucharest, Romania)
COLABORA (SãoPaolo, Brasil)
Common Field (Online)
Enroll Yourself (London, UK)
Inventory Press (New York, USA)
Islington Mill Art Academy (Salford, UK)
Grizedale Arts (Coniston, Lake District, UK)
OSSAI -Open Source and Space Administration Institute for Alternative Research (New York, USA)
Ox-Bow School of Art and Artists’Residency (Naugatuck, MI, USA)
NERTM – New Earth Resiliency Training Module (New York, USA)
New York Arts Practicum (New York, USA)
Provisions Library (Washington DC, USA)
Shift/Work (Edinburgh, Scotland)
School of Apocalypse (New York, USA)
School of Critical Engagement -SoCE (Los Angeles, USA / Oslo, Norway / Accra, Ghana / International)
School of the Future (New York, USA)
School for Poetic Computation (New York, USA)
SOMA (Mexico City, Mexico)
Sommerskolen (Stavanger, Norway)
Spring Sessions (Amman, Jordan)
Subview Luncheonette (New York, USA)
The Art & Law Program (New York, USA)
The Black School (New York, USA)
The OtherMA-TOMA (Westcliff-on-Sea, UK)
The Public School (Los Angeles, USA / Brussels, Belgium / International)
The School of Making Thinking (New York, USA)
The Southland Institute (Los Angeles, USA)
The Zz School of Print Media (Kansas City, USA)
Thinker Space (Philadelphia, USA)
Transart Institute (New York, USA)
Uncertainty School (Seoul, South Korea / New York, USA)
UNIDEE-University of Ideas (Bella, Itlay)
Utopia School (New York, USA / Denmark / & possibly other locations / International)
Zone Books (New York, USA)

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