New research highlights the contribution of artists outside of the gallery system

New research commissioned by Axisweb highlights the contribution made by artists whose practices exist outside of the traditional gallery system by exploring the structures that enable and impede their visibility and success.

'Validation beyond the gallery' highlights the practices of artists who either eschew the gallery network or feel excluded from it, by asking: ‘How do artists working outside of the gallery system receive validation of their practice?’

The researchers sought views on current routes to validation and asked opinions on whether existing structures enable or impede artists’ visibility and success.

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