Alternative Currencies: Tactics for Staying Relevant and Radical

3 Oct 2015
12 pm - 4 pm
The Galleries at Moore, 20th Street and The Parkway, Philadelphia


Daniel Guzmán and Luis Felipe Ortega, Remake (still), 1994. Courtesy of the artists.

In conjunction with the exhibition Strange Currencies, this forum gathers independent contemporary art groups and spaces from around the country in a collective exploration of what it means to be (and stay) "alternative." Using the vibrant artist-run spaces that flourished in Mexico City during the 1990s as a backdrop, a diverse group of artists and organizations will present their own tactics for staying relevant and radical in 2015.

See The Galleries at Moore website for the full list of participants.

Funded by The Pew Center for Arts & Heritage, Strange Currencies is the first exhibition to articulate a history for the unorthodox, artist-run spaces that emerged in Mexico City in the 1990s. The exhibition, accompanied by outside performances and a film program, includes artworks that have never before been shown outside of Mexico.