2020 Workspace Resident Spandita Malik Awarded Feminist Incubator Residency
Project For Empty Space is excited to announce our 2020 Feminists in Residence (FIR) Jillian M Rock, Mimi Bai, Sarah K. Khan, Spandita Malik, and Priscilla Dobler Dzul.
From September to January, the selected artists will develop work at Project for Empty Space that speaks to the incubator’s mission; addressing issues of female safety, gender roles, ownership, and agency. This year we have expanded the program to artists that work in art and tech. This expansion is made possible through a collaboration with The Honk Tweet, and supported by a generous grant from Newark Arts. The Feminist in Residence program will culminate in a group exhibition, accompanied by public programs and happenings in 2021.
Joiri Minaya & Tommy Kha Awarded Jerome Foundation Fellowships
The Jerome Foundation is pleased to announce the 2021 grant recipients in the second round of the Jerome Hill Artist Fellowships program. 60 Fellowships are being awarded (10 each in the disciplines of dance, film/new media, literature, music, theater/performance/spoken word, and visual arts) to early-career artists based in Minnesota and New York City, with 84 additional awards to finalists and alternates.
Two-year Fellowship awards total $3 million. Each award is $50,000 over two years ($25,000 per year) in direct support to artists to create new work, advance artistic goals and/or promote professional development.
ST. PAUL, MN, January 27, 2021
Gagosian Names a New Director and Curator
Antwaun Sargent, a critic and author, plans to work with artists who are thinking about contemporary issues around identity, desire and representation.
Gagosian, the global gallery known for ambitious exhibitions, has added a 32-year-old director and curator, Antwaun Sargent, whose first show will examine what he calls “notions of Black space.”
Sargent, who will be based in New York City, is joining the gallery after a decade as a writer and a critic whose work has been published by The New Yorker, The New York Times and other outlets.
Artists In Focus Fund
Created as a call-to-action to mitigate some of the pandemic’s impact, The Artists In Focus Fund will generate immediate funds for Baxter St artists who have an urgent need for direct and additional support. The fund’s launch comes on the heels of the 10th anniversary of Baxter St’s prestigious artist-in-residence program. The curated selection of prints will highlight a decade of artists. Providing support to artists at pivotal junctures in their practice has been the cornerstone of Baxter St’s mission throughout its 136-year history. Artists in Focus Fund is an example of its mission in action. The fund will allow its community to have agency in empowering artists with a unique lens of the world and pay it forward to the next generation in an equitable way.
Through the end of the sale, dollar for dollar every print purchase will be matched up to $25,000.
Sale Open: December 2, 2020 – January 17, 2021
Lifelike: Hannah Whitaker
Marinaro is pleased to present Lifelike, Baxter St Art Advisory Board Member Hannah Whitaker’s second solo exhibition with the gallery. The show presents several intersecting bodies of work, two groups of photographs and a collection of sculptural lamps. After several years of honing an exacting multiple-exposure photographic process, Whitaker presents a suite of new, conventionally made photographs (single-exposures shot with a digital camera). Using lighting techniques acquired through moonlighting as a commercial photographer, Whitaker depicts the same woman in various states of visibility. Surrounded by techno-futuristic design tropes, the woman presents the embodied form of the collectively imagined female figure at the center of personified technology. While she conjures an idealized being, she is, at the same time, unretouched—her wrinkles, hair tangles, and freckles are all visible in their full human splendor. The photographs are UV-printed onto MDF, with hand-painted edges, allowing them to occupy the wall without the constraint of frames, and creating a an experience of the work that is dependent on one’s vantage point.
Exhibition Dates: December 10, 2020 – January 24, 2021
Dannielle Bowman: 2020 Aperture Portfolio Prize Winner
On view at Baxter St from January 6 – February 3, 2021.
Aperture Foundation is pleased to present the exhibition Dannielle Bowman: 2020 Aperture Portfolio Prize Winner, hosted by Baxter St at the Camera Club of New York. Bowman was awarded the 2020 Aperture Portfolio Prize for her series What Had Happened (2019–ongoing). In this new exhibition, Bowman presents an expanded version of What Had Happened, with new works produced over the course of the last year. Standing outside traditional forms of documentary photography, her work aims at mapping Black American histories that have remained mostly unspoken, blending into them her own family history and perspectives.
100 Years | 100 Women
To mark the centennial of the 19th Amendment granting women the right to vote, Park Avenue Armory, with lead partner National Black Theatre and nine other multi-disciplinary cultural institutions across New York City, created the 100 Years | 100 Women Project, a two-part multi-disciplinary initiative. Collectively, the partners nominated 100 artists, including 2018 Workspace Resident Zalika Azim, activists, scholars, students, and community leaders to respond to the centennial and its complex legacy.
Choose Your Own Adventure
This exhibition by Pixy Liao – Choose Your Own Adventure marks the beginning of the one-year exhibition program of Scope Hannover – Biennale für Fotografie und Medienkunst.
In Choose Your Own Adventure, Pixy Liao has created a site-specific adaptation of her own work that consciously incorporates the use of the Internet. The work reflects the movements on the Internet, the searching and clicking, the back and forth, up to the end of the search. It is a playful review of her own work as a conscious counter-design to a Google image search or a picture gallery.
Exhibition Dates: July 17 – August 26, 2020
At Magazzino, Social Distancing Devices Vibrate. So Does the Art.
A Hudson Valley oasis of Italian art debuts eight up-and-coming artists — and new wearable safety tech — upon its reopening.
Great article in the New York Times on Magazzino Italian Art by Ted Loos. Ted speaks to Alessandro Teoldi at the current exhibition, curated by Vittorio Calabrese. They are now open for appointments, great day trip from NYC!
A Language For Intimacy
“A Language for Intimacy” is an online exhibition presenting new and existing works in performance, sound, photography, sculpture, video, and drawing, from a group of nine artists, alongside written responses from nine fellow art writers. The artworks and corresponding texts investigate concepts of intimacy in light of the Covid-19 pandemic.
Artists in this exhibition include 2018 Baxter St at CCNY Workspace Resident Elliott Jerome Brown Jr., Guest Curated Exhibition artist Jesse Chun, as well as Tomás Díaz Cedeño, Sougwen Chung, Rachel Devorah, Jesse Draxler, DonChristian Jones, Sophie Kahn, and Jeremy Toussaint-Baptiste; and texts by Erica N. Cardwell, Amanda Contrada, Noah Dillon, Ladi’Sasha Jones, Danilo Machado, Shanekia McIntosh, Amelia Rina, Mebrak Tareke, and Claire Voon.