Traditional venues associated with exhibiting art often limit artists and visitors thanks to physical and intellectual barriers that stem from long-established norms of the art world. While some traditional art institutions, like museums, claim to serve the public, in practice they’re far from establishing meaningful, enduring relationships with diverse populations. Claire Aichholzer argues in this introduction to a new strand that alternative art spaces, like the Internet, can provide an antidote, helping art reach a broader audience.
Claire Aichholzer is a recent graduate of Beloit College (Wisconsin, USA), with a degree in Art History and Museum studies. Claire now calls Paris her home and plans on pursuing a Master’s in Art History and new media in 2016.