7th April 2020
Open Space announce their digital programme

An ongoing story developed by a series of creatives, a culinary Instagram takeover and an Instagram open call form the foundation of Open Space’s new digital programme, celebrating the work of emerging artists.

Taking inspiration from Giovanni Boccaccio’s Il Decamerone where ten young Florentines sought refuge from the Black Death of 1349, Open Space invites artists, curators and writers to contribute short stories, poems, thoughts and memories to create a contemporary After Decameron together. Beginning with the first entry on April 8, each contributor will build on the story, taking inspiration from the previous instalment.

Their second project, Kitchen Takeover, offers a platform for creatives who are invited to take over Open Space’s Instagram for the weekend, sharing their kitchen secrets with the community, from recipes to drawings, musings or performances.

#OpenSpaceChallenge an open call to Instagram, gives insight into the daily routine of creatives during these coronavirus times, with a photo and series of questions.

After Decameron
Collective writing project on Open Space website
8 April Riet Timmerman
15 April Louise Ashcroft
22 April Artun Ozguner
29 April Aubree Penney
6 May Inês Neto dos Santos

Kitchen Takeover
Open Space Instagram project
20 – 22 March Huma Kabakci
27 – 29 March Inês Neto dos Santos
03 – 05 April Laura Wilson
10 – 12 April Basim Magdy
17 – 19 April Nora Silva
24 – 26 April Antonio Riello

Further information can be found at openspacecontemporary.com

Image Credit: Nora Silva (2019) Ofelia, Onion River. Photo Tereza Cervenova. Courtesy of the artist and Open Space.