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"You don't go to the Alternative Museum to check on the modernist mainstream. You go there to see how the mainstream has spilled into a delta... like all deltas is constantly reshaping itself, and rechanneling the mixed currents that flow through it. In times like these mapping such shifting terrain is more important than ever, since nobody knows where art its headed, but everybody knows that its moving in a lot of directions at once - and fast."

--Robert Storr, Curator Museum of Modern Art, 1992

 

 
TAM in the News
ART REVIEW, APR/2001
"The ethos of The Alternative Museum is particularly amenable to electronic space, with the web’s lack of geographical boundaries allowing TAM to keep alive the notion of the “global groove” which Paik espoused back in the 1970s..."
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ARTTHROB, SEP/2000 (www.artthrob.co.za)
"The Alternative Museum provides a global forum where all nations celebrate and embrace their artistic and cultural differences. This site gives artists opportunities to sharpen their creative imagination while transforming art into new and preciously unimaginable forms. Curators from around the world decide what will be exhibited in the e-museum, which consists of artists working in all types of media, commenting on a variety of social issues..."
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NEW YORK TIMES, JUN/2000 (www.nytimes.com)
"Art Museum Abandons Its Real-World Space The Alternative Museum had no alternative. After 25 years of showing art in its downtown-Manhattan galleries, the museum has relocated to cyberspace..."
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TEMACELESTE, JUN/2000
"TAM, or rather, The Alternative Museum, is a no-profit artistic institution founded in 1975 and located on Broadway, New York. The main aim of The Alternative Museum is to explore new ways of presenting contemporary art and culture..."
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