Gallery as Community
March 2012

How should we define Community? What are the politics of working beyond the Gallery? Spacex have recently taken part in a new publication, which brings together curators, directors and programmers from ten UK galleries to debate community and art. It explores notions of pedagogy, site, the social and political role of the gallery and considers reasons for the proliferation of programming relating to social context in the last decade. The texts in the book reveal the ideas, histories, institutions and individuals shaping the terrain and provide a candid insight into how contemporary galleries operate.

Gallery as Community: Art, Education, Politics (Whitechapel Gallery) is edited by Marijke Steedman, with an introduction from Grant Kester. It is available to purchase in gallery, for more information contact