a temporary platform for social exchange
For five months shift will occupy the ground floor storefront at 1910 3rd Ave. N in Birmingham’s Theatre and Arts District. A Birmingham Museum of Art initiative, shift is a satellite space in downtown Birmingham that will function as a platform for conversations around contemporary art. The project aims to push our contemporary programming beyond the walls of the Museum– to engage new people and expand our community and to work with Birmingham artists in more non-traditional ways.
shift will invite two people from the Birmingham community each month, for the course of five months, as hosts to occupy and activate the space. Hosts will include Birmingham-based artists and creatives who will work together to present a project to the public on the last Friday of each month. shift’s collaborative nature will encourage hosts to push outside their creative comfort zone, creating opportunities to consider new ideas and concepts that we hope will resound with the larger Birmingham community. shift also invites the community to come work, read, meet friends, hold meetings, write and hang out.
shift will also include a zine makerspace. A zine is a noncommercial often homemade or online publication usually devoted to specialized and often unconventional subject matter. The makerspace will be stocked with supplies for visitors to create their own zines as well as a small display of zines belonging to the Birmingham Zine Library.
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