RICHARD MEIER ON PROSPECT PARK
The Gallery at One Grand Army plaza Brooklyn
For five years (2013-2018) the residents of One Grand Army Plaza collaborated with Suzy Spence in a continuation of their in-house curated art program, The Gallery at 1GAP. Spence mounted three large exhibitions a year and developed a social space organized around art events created especially for the residents. During Spence’s tenure this unusual gallery model supported the work of some of New York City’s leading contemporary artists, while allowing residents to live with new works on a rotating basis, as paintings, sculptures, videos, and photography filled the building’s four thousand square foot common area located on the ground floor.
Meier’s glass facade means that art is visible at street level from the outside, creating a dynamic conversation between architectural design, contemporary art on view, and the vibrant city and park life just beyond the glass.
Spence Projects scheduled lectures, openings, and monthly receptions as a super deluxe amenity to residents and their guests.
THE REVIEW PANEL AT THE BROOKLYN LIBRARY
art news & media
The Review Panel is a monthly debate among leading art critics, held at the Brooklyn Library and moderated by David Cohen, Editor and Publisher of Artcritical Magazine.
When in the eleventh year of its existence The Review Panel left its home at the National Academy, it found a new, state of the art facility at the Dweck Auditorium located at 10 Grand Army Plaza, the Brooklyn Library.
Each panel is open to the public and averages 1 hour 45 minutes run time, with a short Q&A from the audience afterwards. The audience is invited to join the critics for drinks and to extend the conversation further, in an intimate gathering next door at The Gallery at 1GAP.
Panelists have included Roberta Smith, Robert Storr, Barry Schwabsky, Walter Robinson, Jessica Belle Brown, Eva Diaz, Irving Sandler, Dore Ashton, Katy Siegal, Siri Hustvedt, David Salle, John Yau, Vincent Katz, Anthony Haden-Guest, Blake Gopnik, among others.
These live debates are recorded and archived on Artcritical and on Soundcloud, as free downloads.
The Womanhouse Online Archive
( los angeles 1972 )
The Womanhouse Online Archive is a website, home, and resource for the historically significant Womanhouse, a 1972 site specific work, conceived of by Paula Harper and led by co-founders of the Cal Arts Feminist Art Program, Judy Chicago and Miriam Schapiro.
In 2009 curators Suzy Spence and Leslie Brack researched and built a website on the occasion of their tribute exhibition, The Mood Back Home, an exhibition inspired by Womanhouse, at Momenta Art, Brooklyn.
In 2015 Spence Projects rebuilt the website and added to the multi-media content in order to present archival material as yet unseen. This project has 501c3 status through New York Foundation for the Arts (NYFA) who granted it fiscal sponsorship in 2009.