TSA_PDF is a series of printable exhibitions curated by Tiger Strikes Asteroid, a non-profit network of independently programmed, artist-run exhibition spaces with locations in Philadelphia, New York, Los Angeles, Chicago, and Greenville, SC.
People are invited to download and print these works on their home printers and share their “install shots,” with TSA_PDF to share on social media. Tiger Strikes Asteroid views these exhibitions as a fun, experimental way to bring something physical and meaningful into people’s homes as they socially distance.
“Let us try to articulate what we feel makes TSA_PDF so uniquely successful. There is a consistent air of elitism that pervasively invades art spaces. While we don’t inherently dislike this identity, it can be immensely off-putting to those uninitiated to it. Not surprisingly, as the institutionalized art world transitioned to a virtual presentation, the result sometimes teetered on a maladaptive attempt at personable relatability— something that highly exclusive galleries are not known for. From within the comfort of our homes, the exclusivity and elitism felt out of place, if not inappropriate. TSA_PDF took a much more authentic, and, in our opinion, a hugely successful, approach.” – Tiger Strikes Asteroid on Arcansia
Below are the TSA_PDF selections made by SPACE staff for our window gallery. Download your own below and create an installation at home!
Photo credit: Kelsey Johnson