What is Space36
Space36 is an occasional experimental art venue based in an inhabited house in a residential street in North London.
Space36 is set up in the belief that the spaces in which art is created, shown and discussed set the conditions for the sort of art that is to be practiced. The rules of such spaces both constrain and liberate artists, the hosts and the audience in particular ways.
The inhabitants of Space 36 periodically invite a group of artists to engage with the space over a period of many months to research, experiment and produce art works that respond to the space, its history and environment
Space36 is an experiment in opening up a private domestic space to artists and visitors for thinking and art making in a collaborative and convivial setting to see what sort of art and what sort of conversations emerge.
The founders of Space36 are Ahmed Farooqui and Alan Swann. Ahmed is an artist , instigator of the Degrees of Freedom collective and Alan is an artificer, fixer and collaborator on many projects.
Where is Space36
Space36 is in Stroud Green in North London between the fast developing art hub of Finsbury Park and Crouch End which has a more established art presence.
More about Space36
Participation in Space36 projects is normally by invitation and free of charge.
All mediums appropriate to the space are welcome.
The space is shared in a spirit of goodwill and the expectation that participating artists and the public will respect that it is also people's home.
Artists are asked to think in terms of a "leave no trace" approach with free standing works, non-invasive fixings and interventions that do not damage the fabric of the building. All participating artists are expected to be present during public opening hours and actively engage with visitors. All artists must take equal part in promoting and publicising the project.
2016: The Secret Life of no:36
The first Space36 project ran between February and June 2016, with six artists working over the course of that period to develop their responses, culminating in an exhibition the Secret Life of no:36 in June 2016 as part of the Crouch End Festival.
2017: Waiting to Exhale
The second Space 36 project ran between Febraury and June 2017. Seven artists originating from EU countries who have made their home in the UK, were invited to explore how their idea of home and belonging has been affected by Brexit.
The resulting exhibition, titled Waiting to Exhale opened over the weekends of 10/11 and 17/18 June, 12-6pm.