Tiny Nonprofit Goes Big-Budget (How Avant-Garde Is That?)

Issue Project Room’s new Brooklyn space “will become a home for all kinds of experimental music, theater, dance, literary readings and film. ‘A Carnegie Hall for the avant-garde,’ Suzanne Fiol, the group’s founder and creative director, said. … Whether the idea of a big, official institution like Carnegie Hall is antithetical to the spirit of the avant-garde is an open question.”