Alanna Heiss at P.S.1 (photo: Peter Stanglmayr) Alanna Heiss is a founding member of the “alternative space” movement in the 1970s. During the early 1970s, she launched the Clocktower Gallery and Idea Warehouse in lower Manhattan under the aegis of the Institute for Art and Urban Resources. She founded P.S.1 Contemporary Art Center in 1976.
The following interview was published on MINUS SPACE in December 2004 in conjunction with Linda Francis’ spotlight exhibition. Matthew Deleget: I would like to begin our interview with a brief discussion of your background. You were born and raised in New York City (The Bronx). What was you first contact with the arts? Was visual art something that was understood and supported? Linda Francis: At the time, one could get a decent education [...]