Artist News | July Part I

Artist News | July Part I

‘Tis the season for being outside and indulging in art! 

Whether you are attending a performance or enjoying a movie night or gallery opening, let NYFA guide your journey. Let us know you are enjoying our artists’ work by using the hashtags #NYSCANYFAFellow and #NYFAFiscalSponsorship!

Things to do & see in NYC:

luciana achugar (Fellow in Choreography ‘08, ’16)
luciana achugar will participate in the conversation Intersectional Feminism: Histories, Strategies, and Imagined Futures.
When: July 7, 2017, 7:00 PM
Where: A.I.R. Gallery, 155 Plymouth Street, Brooklyn, NY 11201 

Jennifer Wen Ma (Sponsored Project)
Jennifer Wen Ma’s Eight Views of Paradise Interrupted fuses aspects of traditional Chinese art with a distinctly contemporary approach with delicate, ephemeral installations.
When: Now through July 28, 2017
Where: Sandra Gering Inc., 14 East 63rd Street, New York, NY 10065

Svea Schneider (Sponsored Project)
INSITU Site-Specific Dance Festival takes over the streets of Long Island City, transforming the Queens waterfront into one big stage for movement artists.
When: July 8 & 9, 2017, 12:00 PM – 7:00 PM daily
Where: Various locations along the Long Island City waterfront. Plan your visit here. According to The New York Times, this is one of the “24 Outdoor Performances to See This Summer.”

Audrey Logan (Sponsored Project)
Catch a free screening of The New Regular’s “Locality,” a hyperlocal web series spotlighting Crown Heights, Brooklyn.
When: July 11, 2017, 8:00 PM – 9:00 PM
Where: Two Saints, 753 Nostrand Avenue, Brooklyn, NY 11216

Glendalys Medina (Fellow in Interdisciplinary Work ’12)
Odetta Gallery is pleased to present Linda Cunningham: Whose Land, Whose God? The show will feature two artists from the gallery’s flat files, including Medina.
When: Opening Reception: July 13, 2017, 6:00 PM – 8:00 PM; now through August 20, 2017 
Where: Odetta Gallery, 229 Cook Street, Brooklyn, NY 11206

Debi Cornwall (Sponsored Project)
Debi Cornwall’s photographs from Welcome to Camp America will be a part of this year’s Aperture Summer Open, On Freedom.
When: Opening: July 13, 2017, 7:00 PM; July 14, 2017 – August 17, 2017
Where: Aperture Foundation, 547 West 27th Street, 4th Floor New York, NY 10001

Caribbeing (Sponsored Organization)
I AM CARIBBEING’S Pop-Up Experience gathers a handful of Caribbean-made and Caribbean-inspired products so attendants can shop a curated selection of ART + CULTURE + WELLNESS goods.
When: July 14, 2017 – July 28, 2017; Thursday: 4:00 PM – 8:00 PM, Friday: 4:00 PM – 8:00 PM, Saturday: 12:00 PM – 8:00 PM, Sunday: 1:00 PM – 5:00 PM
Where: CARIBBEING HOUSE, 794 Flatbush Avenue, Brooklyn, NY 11226

Dawoud Bey (Fellow in Photography ’86, ’90), Phyllis Galembo (Fellow in Photography ’96, ’10, ’16), and Glendalys Medina (Fellow in Interdisciplinary Work ’12)
Bey, Galembo, and Medina will be a part of the show Harlem Postcards, which is an ongoing project that invites contemporary artists of diverse backgrounds to reflect and represent the intimate and dynamic perspectives of Harlem.
When: July 19 – September 10, 2017
Where: Harlem Studio Museum, 144 West 125th Street, New York, NY 10027

Nari Ward (Fellow in Poetry ’86,  Sculpture ’07)
Till, Lit is Ward’s fourth solo exhibition at Lehmann Maupin, debuting a series of new work comprised of mixed media paintings, sculptures, and installations.
When: Now through August 25, 2017
Where: Lehmann Maupin, 536 West 22nd Street, New York, NY 10011

Simone Leigh (Fellow in Sculpture ’09)
The Studio Museum’s inHarlem is a public sculpture project within Harlem’s quartet of historic parks. Leigh’s sculptural work can be found at Marcus Garvey Park.
When: Now through July 25, 2017
Where: Marcus Garvey Park, 18 Mount Morris Park West, New York, NY 10027

Judith Barry (Fellow in Conceptual/Performance Art ’86, ’90, ’97)
Imagination, Dead Imagine is an exhibition of work installation with sound and video projection curated by Piper Marshall.
When: Now through July 28, 2017
Where: Mary Boone Gallery, 541 West 24th Street, New York, NY 10151

Artmakers, Inc. (Sponsored Organization)
The exhibition La Lucha Continua: The Struggle Continues shares political murals from 1985 and 2017 addressing gentrification, police brutality, immigration, feminism, and opposition of U.S. intervention in Central America and apartheid in South Africa.
When: Now through July 31, 2017 (Thursday, Friday, & Saturday)
Where: The Loisaida Center, 710 East 9th Street, New York, NY 10009

Sanford Biggers (Fellow in Performance ’05) and LoVid (Fellow in Interdisciplinary Work ’09)
The Children’s Museum of the Arts presents Maker, Maker, a group exhibition that explores the recent explosion of D.I.Y. Maker culture and the expanding relationship between fine art and craft.
When: Now through September 10, 2017
Where: Children’s Museum of the Arts, 103 Charlton Street, New York, NY 10014

14 Sculptors Gallery (Sponsored Organization)
14 Sculptors Gallery joins the Rockaway art scene with their new exhibition, 14 Sculptures on the Rock.
When: Now through October 9, 2017
Where: Rockaway Beach, 94th Street, Far Rockaway, NY 11693


Get out of town to see:

Aida Šehović (Sponsored Project)
ŠTO TE NEMA Nomadic Monument investigates universal issues by commemorating one specific genocide: the systematic killing of 8,372 Bosnian Muslims in the UN-protected safe area of Srebrenica in July of 1995. Serving as an alternative to traditional monuments and memorials, ŠTO TE NEMA generates public memory through an annual nomadic monument. Permanent materials like stone and bronze are replaced with collected porcelain cups filled with coffee and passive viewers and bystanders are transformed into allies. Be sure to hashtag your visit with: #StoTeNema #monument #Srebrenica #NeverAgain #stotenemachicago2017
When: July 11, 9:00 AM – 9:00 PM
Where: Daley Plaza, 50 West Washington Street, Chicago, IL 60602

John Van Alstine (Sponsored Project)
John Van Alstine’s sculptures are now on view at The Laffer Gallery as part of the show Cartography & Choreography.
When: Now through July 30, 2017
Where: The Laffer Gallery, 96 Broad Street, Schuylerville, NY 12871

Dolce Pinzón (Fellow in Photography ’06)
Dioramas is a cross-disciplinary exhibition exploring the diorama as a source of inspiration. It includes Pinzón’s Historias del Paraíso Series.
When: Now through September 10, 2017
Where: Palais de Tokyo, 12 Avenue du Président Wilson, 75116 Paris, France

Glendalys Medina (Fellow in Interdisciplinary Work ’12)
Spots, Dots, Pips, Tiles, a group exhibition around the game of dominoes, has traveled from Hunter East Harlem Gallery to Miami, and will be on view at PAMM. 
When: Now through October 29, 2017
Where: Pérez Art Museum Miami, 1103 Biscayne Boulevard, Miami, FL 33132

Yukiyo Kawano (Sponsored Project)
Kawano’s Suspended Moment, a sculptural installation that captures the nuclear war, magnified by a Butoh performance, soundscape, and poetry, will be performed in Los Alamos, New Mexico.
When: July 16, 2017, 4:00 PM – 5:30 PM
Where: Fuller Lodge, 2132 Central Avenue, Los Alamos, NM 87544

New releases to enjoy at home:

Sheila Callaghan (Fellow in Playwriting/Screenwriting ’04)
“(Not) Water: Sheila Callaghan, Daniella Topol, and the Slow-Building Wave of Collaboration” is an article discussing Callaghan’s most recent collaborative performance at 3LD Art & Technology Center.
Where: The Brooklyn Rail, online

Chiori Miyagawa (Fellow in Playwriting/Screenwriting ’84)
“Parity, Politics, and Survival: WiTFESTNYC 2017” is an article discussing Miyagawa’s recent participation in the WiTFESTNYC, which showcased her play In The Line.
Where: The Brooklyn Rail, online

The NYSCA/NYFA Artist Fellowship Program awards $7,000 grants to individual artists living and working in New York State, and NYFA’s Fiscal Sponsorship program enhances the fundraising capabilities of individual artists and emerging arts organizations.

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Image Credits, from top: Photograph by Prin Rodriguez, image courtesy of INSITU Site-Specific Dance Festival; image courtesy of Aida Šehović

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