Month: May 2015



FEATURED ARTIST COLLECTIVE: COLECTIVA 21 (中文)

第69期 Con Edison IAP电子期刊专访 这个月我们非常高兴有机会采访到了Colectiva 21,他们的团队正在准备即将在纽约布鲁克林DUMBO(邓波区)NYFA画廊开幕的展览 —— La Crisalida 蛹。展览开幕酒会将于5月29日晚上6点至9点举行。此次群展共有23位危地马拉艺术家参加,均来自NYFA 首届国际艺术家培训班项目(译者注:该项目举办地在危地马拉)。可以说,正是培训班促成了Colectiva 21的诞生。IAP项目团队对其中一位联合创始人Brenda Kanne进行了专访,以深入探究Colectiva 21的宗旨和项目活动。 NYFA: 我们最早是在2013年NYFA“El Artista Como Emprendedor艺术家创业精神”培训项目上认识你的。Colectiva 21是如何脱胎于当时的艺术家培训班项目的?又是什么促使当时同班的艺术家学员们组成了现在的艺术团体呢? Brenda Kanne : NYFA危地马拉艺术家培训项目结束之后,我们对于艺术的共同热忱和感情促成了Colectiva 21的创立。培训班对我个人而言是难得的机遇,让我认识了许多艺术家同仁,比如Analú Castlejon、Andrea de Leon Fagiani、 Gustavo Chacon和Waseem Syed。从一开始,我们就组成了一支充满激情,并且全力支持培训项目的团队。我发现我们有许多共同点,特别是对于艺术创作的渴望、展示作品的意愿,以及建立艺术家社群的冲动。带着付诸实践的决心,我们组成了Colectiva 21的初创团队,我的女儿Alessandra也加入进来。就这样我们开始一起将Colectiva 21发展壮大起来。2013年11月,在NYFA的大力支持下我们成功举办了Colectiva 21的第一场展览。我们要特别感谢NYFA策展人David D. Terry先生。他在Colectiva 21初创阶段予以的指导让我们受益匪浅。之后,Alessandra在2014年8月参与了第二届NYFA危地马拉艺术家培训项目。 NYFA:Colectiva 21的宗旨是什么呢? Brenda Kanne: 我们的平台不遗余力地推广危地马拉艺术,与艺术家群体建立起紧密联系,并给予艺术家贯穿其艺术生涯始终的支持和帮助。对新兴艺术家,或想要拓展创作领域的艺术家们,我们也提供各种机会。另外,我们在危地马拉儿童和青少年群体中推广艺术,并为艺术爱好者组织展览、安排课程和培训。 NYFA: 能具体谈谈Colectiva 21过去和将来的一些项目吗? Brenda Kanne: 我们组织的头两场展览都围绕“Living from the Heart由心而生”这一主题展开。总共有21位艺术家受邀参加了展览。他们运用从危地马拉传统样式的陈列柜(escaparates)和窗户上得来的木头老料来进行艺术创作。第一场展览在危地马拉伊克切尔博物馆(The Museum Ixchel of…

NYFA ARTISTS – UPCOMING EXHIBITIONS ROUNDUP

Upcoming Exhibitions nationally and internationally by NYFA Artists NYFA is pleased to share news and information about upcoming and current exhibitions and performances by the following NYFA Artists: Jean Shin (Fellow in Sculpture’03; Architecture’08) Jean Shin has two exhibitions coming up at The Crow Collection of Asian Art (TX). The first one called Inclusions presents a selection…

CREATIVE CAREERS: 5 COMMONLY ASKED INTERVIEW QUESTIONS

“There is no such thing as being too prepared for a job interview or too knowledgeable about a prospective employer” Landing a job interview can be an exciting yet nerve-wracking experience. Your first thought may be “What questions will the interviewer ask me?” Don’t fret. An interview is the first indication that the organization considers…

TIJUANA NIGHT ON JUNE 5

Immigrant Artist Program (IAP) presents:Tijuana Night, June 5 at 7:30 PM Featuring Lux Boreal Dance Company, the internationally acclaimed contemporary dance company based in Tijuana Mexico, in collaboration with TJ/NY Dance Artist and IAP participant, Martita Abril.  When: Friday, June 5, 2015 at 7:30 PMWhere: New York Foundation for the Arts, 20 Jay Street, 7th Floor,…

NYFA IN NORTH CAROLINA JUNE 4 & 5

NYFA Fiscal Sponsorship’s Sarah Corpron will be in Greensboro and Raleigh NC in June! Sarah Corpron, Program Officer for NYFA Fiscal Sponsorship, will be visiting North Carolina on June 4 & 5 to speak at two events: At Elsewhere (a living museum inside a former thrift-store) in Greensboro, NC, Sarah will be presenting on NYFA’s fundraising and…