Artistic freedom

Artists are going it alone and taking over the management of galleries.

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October 18, 2012 12:18
artist collective 521

artist collective 521. (photo credit: Bernard Dichek)

The crowd of people gathered on the Tel Aviv sidewalk outside the Alfred Gallery for the opening of an exhibit by Dafna Gazit looked exactly like the throngs of young people, in their twenties and thirties, who attend similar events at galleries across the city.

But scattered among this crowd, sipping sparkling wine or soda on a hot and humid evening in September, were about a dozen people who were more than just ordinary art buffs. They were all artists who collectively own the gallery.

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