Open space is an itinerant organisation that supports emerging creative practice, promoting dialogue in the arts through an annually recurring programme of dynamic projects in unexpected spaces. Explore our 2020 year line-up here.
Building on its work over the last five years as a platform for experimental initiatives and creative commissions, Open Space Contemporary relaunched as Open Space in 2019, now featuring its second year of ambitious multidisciplinary projects.
Each annually recurring project responds to current critical issues, with the aim of highlighting and supporting the work of practitioners from various creative backgrounds – from emerging artists to curators and writers.
Writing Space An experimental digital platform where four writers with multidisciplinary backgrounds – from artists to curators and poets, are commissioned to contribute texts, published quarterly on Open Space’s website.
Forum An emerging guest curator is invited to develop a series of discursive events in London.
Edible Goods Founding Director Huma Kabakcı invites an artist to co-curate an exhibition, exploring food as a medium in contemporary art.
Curatorial Residency Open Space’s two month residency in Istanbul gives young curators the opportunity to engage with the Huma Kabakcı Collection, whilst facilitating encounters with a network of institutions and practitioners. The curator in residence then has the opportunity to present an outcome in London.
Huma Kabakcı Founding Director
Riet Timmerman Project Manager & Production Assistant
Zoë Wilkinson Public Relations & Development Manager
Toby Wagner Strategic Consultant
SELECTED PARTNERS AND COLLABORATORS
Selected Partners & Collaborators
AMP Gallery Block Universe Performance Festival Delfina Foundation Fishers Gin German Kraft Brewery IKSV (Istanbul Foundation for Culture and Arts) Old Spike Roastery Platform Southwark Rare Tea Co. Royal College of Art SAHA Foundation The Ned Ugly Duck
BOARD OF ADVISORS
Ergin Çavuşoğlu Contemporary artist and academic based in London
İrem Günay Founder of Good Life Consulting and art patron
Cliff Lauson Senior Curator at Hayward Gallery
Julie Lomax Chief Executive Officer at The Artists Information Company