Founded in 1972, Artists Space was one of the first "alternative" art spaces in New York City. Current director and curator Stefan Kalmár and curator Richard Birkett will give a talk on the organization's historical background, and how the space currently positions itself in a vastly altered cultural landscape.
Stefan Kalmár (*1970) has been Executive Director and Curator of Artists Space since 2009. Previously he has held positions as Director of Kunstverein München (2005-2009), Director of Institute of Visual Culture, Cambridge UK (2000-2005), and Curator of Cubitt Gallery, London (1996-1999).
Richard Birkett (*1976) has been Curator at Artists Space since 2010. Before moving to New York, he was curator at the ICA in London (2007-2010), and co-ran Whitechapel Project Space, London between 2002 and 2008.