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First Alternative Art School Fair Announced by Pioneer Works

Pioneer Works in Brooklyn’s Red Hook neighborhood announced that it will host the inaugural edition of the Alternative Art School Fair, which will feature more than fifty alternative art schools located across the United States and around the globe. The fair is scheduled to open on November 19, 2016, and run through November 20.

Pioneer Works’ website states, “The impetus to create an alternative art school is rooted not only in a desire to create ‘better’ art, but to create the conditions for greater freedom of expression. Often run as free, artist-run initiatives, the values and visions of alternative art schools vary widely in methodology, mission, and governance. But even when they are relatively small in scale they provide vital models of cultural critique and experimentation.”

A keynote panel featuring artists Luis Camnitzer, Dorothea Rockburne, and Carol Becker, dean of faculty and professor of the arts at Columbia University School of the Arts, among others, will be announced. The majority of the events at the fair will also be livestreamed and archived by Clocktower Productions on

This year’s participants in the fair are:

AAPG – Alternative Art Program Guatemala: Guatemala City, Guatemala

AltMFA: London

Unhook School: New York

Archeworks: Chicago

Arthur Fournier Fine and Rare: New York

Arts Letters & Numbers: New York

ASCII Project: Mohansein, Giza, Egypt

Beta-Local: San Juan, Puerto Rico

Black Mountain School: Black Mountain, North Carolina

Booklyn: New York

Brooklyn Art Library: New York

Brooklyn Institute for Social Research: New York

Center for Art Analysis: Bucharest, Romania


Common Field: Online

Enroll Yourself: London

Inventory Press: New York

Islington Mill Art Academy: Salford, UK

Grizedale Arts: Coniston, Lake District, UK

OSSAI-Open Source and Space Administration Institute for Alternative Research: New York

Ox-Bow School of Art and Artists’ Residency: Saugatuck, Michigan

NERTM – New Earth Resiliency Training Module: New York

New York Arts Practicum: New York

Provisions Library: Washington, DC

Shift/Work: Edinburgh

School of Apocalypse: New York

School of Critical Engagement - SoCE: Los Angeles / Oslo / Accra, Ghana / International

School of the Future: New York

School for Poetic Computation: New York

SOMA: Mexico City

Sommerskolen: Stavanger, Norway

Spring Sessions: Amman, Jordan

Subview Luncheonette: New York

The Art & Law Program: New York

The Black School: New York

The Other MA-TOMA: Westcliff-on-Sea, UK

The Public School: Los Angeles / Brussels / International

The School of Making Thinking: New York

The Southland Institute: Los Angeles

The Zz School of Print Media: Kansas City

Thinker Space: Philadelphia

Transart Institute: New York

Uncertainty School: Seoul / New York

UNIDEE-University of Ideas: Bella, Italy

Utopia School: New York / Denmark / International

Zone Books: New York

For more information about the fair, go to Pioneer Works’ website here.