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Alanna Heiss

Alanna Heiss: “Most people like me are not attracted to museums”

Alanna Heiss is a NYC-based artist and self-described events “organizer,” pioneer of the “alternative space movement” of the 1970s, and founder and former Director of MoMA PS1. She is also the founder and Director of Clocktower Productions, a nonprofit arts organization and online radio station. Heiss was recently interviewed for the December 2014 issue of […]

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Cultivators of Culture: Alanna Heiss

  Recently we’ve written about some of the most innovative and “alternative” art spaces in New York City, without paying proper homage to the visionary behind them. Alanna Heiss is one of the most prolific figures in the global art scene, and her presence in the 1970s alternative art scene changed the face of contemporary […]

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Art On the Clocktower’s Airwaves

High above New York City exists a gallery unlike any other. The Clocktower Gallery, founded in 1972 by Alanna Heiss, is unique not only because of its location, but because of the alternative, experimental works and artists it is dedicated to showcasing. Located on the top floor of a 19th century McKim, Mead, and White […]

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MoMA PS1

Cultivators of Culture: MoMA PS1

What we know today as MoMA PS1 is not the same institution as it was when it first began as an entity of the Institute for Art and Urban Resources, Inc.–over forty years ago. Founded by Alanna Heiss in 1971, PS1’s first major exhibition at its Queens location opened in 1976. For two decades after […]

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