ALT ESC Is a Brooklyn-based, artist-run curatorial team and publication started by Alison Sirico and Irina V Makarova in May 2016. We release a monthly digital publication along with a bi-annual print. Sparked by the realization that disparity exists between the institutionalized art world and the new wave of rising artists, Alt Esc was founded to vocalize the leading ideas and trends in young contemporary studio practice. We are interested in individuals and collectives who are players in the art world’s subcultural framework and those who are community oriented. Equal parts publication and event production team, we seek to communicate dialogues that manifest into praxis. Through publication and curating exhibitions, we strive to connect rising artists with new opportunities, while honoring and sharing their current achievements with a broader audience. Using the studio visit as a model for a narrative, we hope to communicate, foster and archive today’s young cultural landscape.

Alison Sirico is an artist and curator. She was an organizing member of the Silent Barn collective and was active in establishing the Bushwick location. She was the founder and director of Big Law Country Club Gallery, an artist run gallery, located within the Silent Barn. The gallery offered emerging installation artists, working in a variety of mediums, a platform to showcase their work in a high-traffic, non-commercial environment. She contributed to ‘Death by Art’, Death by Audio’s eviction art show, and organized ‘Thaw’ with Ruffeo Hearts Lil Snotty in an 3 story, abandoned furniture factory. She was a resident and cofounder of the Ho_se, nominated for Paper Magazine’s 9th Annual Nightlife Awards, ‘Best DIY Space.’ She was involved in similar minded projects Babycastles and Showpaper Gallery. 

Alison Sirico is an artist and curator. She was an organizing member of the Silent Barn collective and was active in establishing the Bushwick location. She was the founder and director of Big Law Country Club Gallery, an artist run gallery, located within the Silent Barn. The gallery offered emerging installation artists, working in a variety of mediums, a platform to showcase their work in a high-traffic, non-commercial environment. She contributed to ‘Death by Art’, Death by Audio’s eviction art show, and organized ‘Thaw’ with Ruffeo Hearts Lil Snotty in an 3 story, abandoned furniture factory. She was a resident and cofounder of the Ho_se, nominated for Paper Magazine’s 9th Annual Nightlife Awards, ‘Best DIY Space.’ She was involved in similar minded projects Babycastles and Showpaper Gallery. 

 

Regular Contributors

LOS ANGELES Inga Schunn is a German artist, writer, curator, and director based in Los Angeles. Her recent projects include filming music videos, completing a book of sarcastic, concrete poetry, and holding her first solo exhibition at VALET gallery in Richmond.

LOS ANGELES

Inga Schunn is a German artist, writer, curator, and director based in Los Angeles. Her recent projects include filming music videos, completing a book of sarcastic, concrete poetry, and holding her first solo exhibition at VALET gallery in Richmond.

 
Irina V Makarova is a Kazakhstan-born and Brooklyn-bred fine art journalist and curator. She has organized exhibitions with Big Law Country Club at Silent Barn, Live with Animals, and has exhibited at the Ho_Se. She has contributed to ArtAsiaPacific Magazine, Garage, Bullett, Electronic Beats, Dazed Digital, Wonderland, Metal Mag and more. She loves vanilla coke and still believes in witch house.

Irina V Makarova is a Kazakhstan-born and Brooklyn-bred fine art journalist and curator. She has organized exhibitions with Big Law Country Club at Silent Barn, Live with Animals, and has exhibited at the Ho_Se. She has contributed to ArtAsiaPacific Magazine, Garage, Bullett, Electronic Beats, Dazed Digital, Wonderland, Metal Mag and more. She loves vanilla coke and still believes in witch house.