Offspaces and art projects (Kunstprojekte) are a prominent feature of the Frankfurt art scene dating back to the beginning of the 1990s.
Often artist-run they are perceived as a "shadow economy" occupying the niches and corners between the official art institutions like Portikus, Städel, Schirn, or Museum of Modern Art (MMK).
In Frankfurt we call them Offspaces, a term not recognized elsewhere.
What is an "alternative" artspace?
Read article on Thing Frankfurt Blog "Artspace, offspace, anyspace".