Journal Issue 5: Introduction
February 1, 2017
by Judy Hussie-Taylor
Danspace Project Executive Director & Chief Curator
While designing Danspace Project’s Platform series in 2008, I knew I wanted to work with artists as curators to formally frame relationships between artists of different generations. That’s where, I believe, there is productive tension, and where there’s friction, there’s always a generative spark or two.
From the first Platform in 2010 curated by Ralph Lemon, through the Platform 2016: Lost and Found, curated by Ishmael Houston-Jones and Will Rawls, artists, curators, and writers have activated intergenerational networks to contribute to our re-imagining of how we contextualize and present time-based art today.
To further this research we have created this online publication, The Journal, dedicated to expanding the reach of the Platforms and other Danspace programs and partnerships beyond the walls of our iconic space. The ideas and connections sparked by our curatorial projects continue long after the performances end. The Journal is a place where the conversations continue.
Please also take a look at our fourth issue, which was devoted to Platform 2016: Lost and Found, edited by Jaime Shearn Coan, Lily Cohen, and Michael DiPietro.