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.
At Home, I’m A Tourist
LAUNCH F18 is delighted to feature Brooklyn-based artist, Tommy Kha on its online Viewing Room. We are excited to present a selection of photographs from several ongoing bodies of work, for, At Home, I’m A Tourist. This special presentation will be available for viewing from June 23 – August 8, 2020.
At Home, I’m A Tourist captures the intimate and sophisticated perspective of Tommy Kha’s photography, building from a selection of works spanning nearly ten years. Drawing from personal themes of queerness, likeness, otherness, family and post-immigration experiences, Kha reaches deep within these experiences to find a higher plane. Comparing to a cultural journey, At Home, I’m A Tourist constructs a thematic crossroad, bringing the many complex ideas of Kha’s work all to the same intersection, and investigating these ideas through restaging his own curiosity or documented experiences.
In his own words, Kha describes his work as being about “…the self in self-portrait, the portrait in self-portrait, and the hyphen in self-portrait.” Together, these works reflect a remarkable juxtaposition between the vision of democratic ideas, and what we see and feel right in front of the artist’s lens. Amongst these photographs include self-portraits, family members, friends and even still lives and landscapes. All of which capture a deep-rooted mysticism, and tale of two strikingly different stories. Combining on sight locations and imagery taken in both Memphis, TN, the American South, as well as New York City, the diversity portrayed within these photographs captures a fragmented and complex reality.
At Home, I’m A Tourist includes over 20 works, displayed all together for the first time in this unique online presentation.
Tommy Kha received his BFA in Photograph from Memphis Collage of Art in 2011 and his MFA in Photography from Yale School of Art in 2013. Kha has recently held solo exhibitions at Blue Sky Gallery, Portland, Oregon (2018) and Baxter Street at Camera Club of New York, New York (2019). Kha has participated in group exhibitions in the United States and abroad including Kunstverein Wolfsburg, Wolfburg (2014); Deli Gallery, Queens (2016); White Box, New York (2017); Ogden Museum of Southern Art, New Orleans (2018) and the Halsey Institute of Contemporary Art, Charleston (2018). Kha lives and works in Brooklyn, NY.
The Body Electric
In May, the National Gallery of Australia launched our Know My Name project which is a major ongoing initiative to recognise and celebrate Australian women artists. The project will include exhibitions focused on women artists, social media and digital activations as well as creative collaborations. As part of the National Gallery of Australia’s Know My Name project, we have developed an exhibition of work by women identifying artists on the theme of desire, pleasure and intimacy. The Body Electric will be on display at the Gallery from 28 March to 20 September 2020.
The Body Electric is curated by our Photography curators, Shaune Lakin and Anne O’Hehir. The exhibition spans from the pioneers of feminist photography through to prominent contemporary artists working today. The show will include works by leading Australian and international artists working with photography and video: Polly Borland (USA/AUS), Pat Brassington (AUS), Jo Ann Callis (USA), Charis (AUS), Cheryl Donegan (USA), Petrina Hicks (AUS), Mayumi Hosokura (JAP), Nan Goldin (USA), Pat Larter (AUS), Pixy Liao (CHI), Anne McDonald (AUS), Annette Messager (FRA), Marilyn Minter (USA), Tracey Moffatt (AUS), Momo Okabe (JAP), Lillian O’Neill (AUS), Fiona Pardington (NZ), Carolee Schneemann (USA), Collier Schorr (USA), Cindy Sherman (USA), Lyndal Walker (AUS/Ger), and Francesca Woodman (USA).
The Body Electric is a Know My Name project and is supported by the Medich Foundation.
COVID-19 Artist Resources and Opportunities
We are continuing to put together an extensive list of resources and opportunities specifically for artists in need of assistance during this time.
Baxter St at CCNY is committed to staying connected and providing resources for our community during this time. If you know of or would like to share any additional artist resources, please email us at firstname.lastname@example.org. Stay safe!
2020 Aperture Portfolio Prize Winner: Dannielle Bowman
New York–based artist Dannielle Bowman has been selected as the winner of Aperture’s 2020 Portfolio Prize, the annual award that aims to “identify trends in contemporary photography and highlight artists whose work deserves greater recognition.”
Chosen for her ongoing series “What Had Happened,” which captures notions of displacement, family history, and home in the Los Angeles neighborhoods where she grew up, Bowman will receive a $3,000 cash prize and have her work featured in an upcoming issue of Aperture magazine. An exhibition of her work will also be staged at Baxter St at the Camera Club of New York in Manhattan.
The Moon Belongs to Everyone
Baxter St at CCNY community member Stacy Mehrfar’s new photobook was written about in the British Journal of Photography.
‘Stacy Mehrfar’s new photobook captures the emotional effects of migration and the loss of stability, self, and belonging that can be felt during this transitory experience. Through repetition and the sense of movement, Mehrfar creates a world within her book that mimics the oscillating feelings of this state of limbo. “I want the book to feel like its own universe — once you enter this space, you cannot leave.”’ – Marigold Warner
As a result of our programming at Baxter St former Workspace Resident Tommy Kha was invited to participate in The Creative Billboard Project in Los Angeles, California. This is the non-profit organization’s sixth exhibition bringing large format art from emerging and established artists to 34 billboards across Los Angeles.
On view at the corner of Gardner Street and Beverly Blvd for the month of February.