Year: 2011



Con Edison Immigrant Artist Program Newsletter, Issue No. 29

Featured Artist: Sutthirat Supaparinya Sutthirat Supaparinya is an artist from Chiang Mai, Thailand who uses video and interactive installation to question, explore and challenge perceptions derived from the mundane world, mass media and institutional sources. Her works have been shown in numerous solo and group shows around the world – among them, the Bangkok Art…

The Business of Art: An Interview with Impractical Labor in the Service of the Speculative Arts

ILSSA discusses its upcoming exhibition featuring innovative applications of obsolete technology At the intersection of research institute, labor union, and social practice art project is the membership organization Impractical Labor in the Service of the Speculative Arts(ILSSA). Founded in 2008, and run by artists, writers, educators, printers, and book makers Bridget Elmer and Emily K. Larned, ILSSA is a…

Interview by Daniel Wentworth; Video by Julian Diaz. The Artist’s Life: Dread Scott Multidisciplinary artist Dread Scott came of age in Chicago in the ‘80s and found relief from Reagan-era conservatism and Cold War hysteria in the city’s punk rock scene, which he engaged as a fan and a budding photographer. In this community defined…

Meet a NYFA Artist: Sidney Grant

Artistic Director Sidney Grant, pictured here with professional partner Gayle Madeira after winning the 2011 USA Tango Championships in July. Sid and Gayle donated their winnings to BALLROOM BASIX. NYFA speaks with Sidney Grant, the Artistic Director of Fiscally Sponsored Organization BALLROOM BASIX. NYFA: Hello Sidney, please tell us about how BALLROOM BASIX began, when and…