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SiteWorks: San Francisco performance 1969-85

Community Crossroads (the farm), 1499 Potrero Avenue, now redeveloped

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Paul Kagawa, Floating Seminar #2/A Survey of Alternative Art Spaces in San Francisco (2nd October 1975)

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This is Floating seminar #2, A Survey of Alternative Art Spaces. First of all I think I’d better define what we mean by “alternative art space,” because we don’t want any confusion (about that). We had a group discussion about the subject of this before it was proposed, and we decided that the term “alterative art spaces” would include exhibition spaces or publications which were accessible to local artists. The term “alternative,” very loosely defined, would be “non-commercial,” with varying degrees of institutionalization. They don’t necessarily have to be “anti-establishment,” although some of them might be. (Kagawa in Loeffler and Tong 1980: 124)