Shandaken Project Exhibition Closing Night Salon
With performances by Andrés Laracuente, Terry Hempfling, Ethan Philbrick, and Chloé Rossetti

Thursday, January 15, 7p
59 East 4th Street, 7th floor

The Shandaken Project's Retrospective Exhibition closes this Thursday, and we hope you will join us for a closing night salon, with performances by Andrés Laracuente, Terry Hempfling (with Chris Gartrell and Crystal Kovacs), Ethan Philbrick, and Chloé Rossetti, beginning at 7p, to mark the end of the show.

This short program will highlight the diverse array of strategies and interests pursued by the Shandaken Project's alumni and friends, who are united in their push to explore new forms.

Details





Gavin Kroeber, Storm King North Woods, 2015.

Wanderings and Wonderings: Gavin Kroeber

Saturday, May 2
2p onward
Storm King Art Center


A lecture, a walk, and an open conversation exploring the landscape of Storm King, led by curator and critic Gavin Kroeber. Turning attention from Storm King's renowned collection of monumental artworks to the meadows, forests, and mountains against which they stand in relief, we will explore the ways Storm King frames the natural world and influences our relationship to it. What can be revealed when we experience Storm King not as a series of objects in the natural landscape but as a landscape of objects—both natural and man-made?

In 2013, Storm King Art Center launched a program called Wanderings and Wonderings, inviting scholars, artists, and performers to engage with their collection and grounds in unique new ways. The Shandaken Project is pleased to have made four selections for the 2015 edition of this program, and to invite you to the first of these collaborations with our new partner. 

Gavin Kroeber is a curator and critic whose work focuses on art, urbanism, and landscape. His talks, writings, and projects draw in equal measure upon visual art, urban theory, performance, and cultural studies, using and abusing the tools of each to understand and challenge dynamics of culture and power. Recent and upcoming projects and texts include "Experience Economies: Landscape Experience," a two-week session at the Mildred's Lane art complex, "The Event Landscape," an essay in the journal PAJ's special section on "urban dramaturgies," and "At Home He's a Tourist," a series of unorthodox dialogues orchestrated for One Architecture Week in Plovidv, Bulgaria. He lives in New York City's over-hyped inner periphery and is half of the curatorial collaborative Experience Economies (with Rebecca Uchill).

Directions to Storm King





Jonathan VanDyke, Study for Movements for Monoliths (detail), 2015, courtesy the artist.

Wanderings and Wonderings: Jonathan VanDyke

Saturday, May 9
Saturday, June 27
2p onward
Storm King Art Center


In a new durational work created for Storm King Art Center, Jonathan VanDyke uses the expansive and multi-faceted terrain of the sculpture park to explore the intersection of painting and performance, color and movement. The land of Storm King is re-imagined as setting and stage while the sculptures become "characters." The two performers carry paint-stained tarps and signs, folding, manipulating, and interacting with these painterly objects. At times their movements suggest the rhythmic marching of a street protest, while in other segments they playfully suggest a high school color guard troop inventing a new political language, or a pair of street performers who have wandered off path. The canvases might serve as ground covering, tent, backdrop, dance floor, uniform, flag. As they move erratically across the Storm King grounds, they ask the viewer to contemplate, whether from at close hand or afar, how the thin membrane of a "painting" might also appear like a sign or a gesture of resistance, how an art object might be mobile rather than stationary, and how monumental sculptural works stand in contrast to their painterly cousins. Here, the painting engenders a theatrical dialogue, and the sculpture figures as both foil and audience. Jonathan VanDyke will perform this work with Bethany Ides

Viewers are welcome to view the piece at any time during its three hour duration, and as long as they wish. The audience may move as close to the performers as they like, but the performers will remain silent over the course of the piece. The performers are improvising from a score created by VanDyke. Viewers may photograph this piece; if you post the work to social media please tag it with @jonathanvandykestudio and @stormkingartcenter.

In 2013, Storm King Art Center launched a program called Wanderings and Wonderings, inviting scholars, artists, and performers to engage with their collection and grounds in unique new ways. The Shandaken Project is pleased to have made four selections for the 2015 edition of this program, and to invite you to the first of these collaborations with our new partner. 

Jonathan VanDyke makes object-based works and performance that addresses how painting comes into contact with bodies, architecture, and the world at large. He develops his work through a close relationship with a team of performers. Recent performance works have been presented by Knockdown Center, NY; Power Plant, Toronto; Vox Populi, PA; and more. His work has been reviewed in Art Forum, Art Review, Modern Painters, and Art Papers, among other publications.

Directions to Storm King






The Shandaken Project at NADA NY
Booth #1.23

Thursday, May 14, 6–8p
Friday, May 15, 11a–7p
Saturday, May 16, 11a–7p
Sunday, May 17, 11a–5p
Pier 36, Basketball City
299 South Street


Find us in booth #1.23 for the debut of our new, exclusive limited edition risograph by JPW3. Fair entry is free.






Professionalism and Its Discontents:
With Mary Walling Blackburn, Ethan Philbrick, Laurel Ptak, Lise Soskolne, and Jack Waters; organized and moderated by the Shandaken Project

Saturday, May 16
2–3:30p
NADA NY (on the NADA Stage)


This panel talk, organized by the Shandaken Project, will explore how increasing professionalization in the visual arts has affected artists, organizations, and cultural production generally. The panel will ask: What assumptions are collectively made about the market, education, museological practice, and the other aspects of a professionalized milieu; and how might those assumptions affect culture workers? If institutionalized systems of knowledge and understanding are dismantled or ignored, how might art be valuated, and to what end will it be produced? How does class-position impact artists and their output? 

The panel will include Mary Walling Blackburn, artist; Ethan Philbrick, doctoral candidate, performance studies, NYU; Laurel Ptak, curator and director of Triangle Arts Association; Lise Soskolne, artist and core organizer of W.A.G.E.; Jack Waters, artist and former director of ABC No Rio; and will be moderated by Nicholas Weist, director, the Shandaken Project.


Learn more
Other programs at NADA NY







Wanderings and Wonderings: Amy Beecher

Ongoing throughout August
Workshop for adults and kids, Sunday, August 2, and Saturday, August 29, both at 2p

Beecher's A Storm King Companion acts as an alternative audio guide to the North Woods section of Storm King Art Center. Collected as a series of downloadable podcasts, each episode of A Storm King Companion corresponds to a different sculpture on the grounds. Subverting our expectations of a typical audio guide, (didactic, authoritative), Beecher's Companion offers a web of entangled narratives and observations, a mixture of fictitious storytelling and improvisation exploring themes of abjection, Woman vs. Nature, domestic spaces, and memory. The podcasts are narrated by Beecher, her mother, artist Mary Reid Kelly, and three of Beecher's middle school art students from the South Bronx.

On August 2 and 29 Beecher will hold creative writing workshops for teens and adults using the sculptures as inspiration. Writers will have the opportunity to record their story onsite with her.

Amy Beecher, a 2014 resident, is a multi-discilplinary artist whose work combines digital imaging, installation, and recorded texts and interviews. Her work will be featured in an upcoming solo exhibition at PC Galleries at Providence College at the end of 2015. She has exhibited her work and completed projects in collaboration with 7 Dunham Place, Independent Curators International, Garden Party Arts, Primetime, The Philadelphia Photo Art Center, Tiger Strikes Asteroid, and Marlborough Gallery. She received her MFA from Yale in 2010 and has participated in residencies at the Vermont Studio Center and the Shandaken Project. Her book The Sublime Is Now Folks, is in the collection of the Museum of Modern Art's library. You can here her podcast here.

The Shandaken Project and Storm King Art Center collaborate on Wanderings and Wonderings programs presented in 2015. This public program invites poets, artists, scholars, and performers to engage Storm King's visitors, collection, and grounds through creative exploration. Wanderings and Wonderings is made possible by the New York State Council on the Arts with the support of Governor Andrew Cuomo and the New York State Legislature.

Directions to Storm King





Martine Syms, still from Notes on Gesture, 2015

The Center for Experimental Lectures presents:
Chelsea Knight and Martine Syms
Adult Contemporary presents:
Amelia Bande and Jeannine Tang
Hosted by the Shandaken Project

Beginning Sunday, Sept 6
At the Storm King Visitor Center
RSVP by Sept 1 is necessary to attend this program

The Shandaken Project invites you to join us sixty minutes north of New York City for our fourth annual Labor Day weekend collaboration with The Center for Experimental Lectures, this year also including a collaboration with Adult Contemporary, featuring new work by Chelsea Knight, Martine Syms, Amelia Bande, and Jeannine Tang.

Limited passes for free entry to Storm King are available on a first-come, first-served basis. Please RSVP for more information. Those without a car can travel by bus to and from Storm King, or visit the program's event page to solicit a ride share.

10am:
Storm King opens with free admission (with RSVP only) for guests of this program

3pm at the Storm King Visitor Center:
Chelsea Knight's What Is a Document? will reconfigure the sculpture park's objects and surroundings, slipping them away from their official histories and engaging alternative approaches to their origins. Produced from research undertaken during Knight's time at the Shandaken Project at Storm King, What Is a Document? will commingle improvised fictions with recorded histories. She asks: what are fixed things, words, memories, and desires? How does a new idea, proposition or belief become a tautology? What happens when we establish legitimacy for a thing, then allow that legitimacy to collapse? The piece forms a one-thing-leads-to-the-next narrative that will inevitably wind away from the objects in the park as the audience walks among them. This portion of the program is presented by Center for Experimental Lectures.

6pm at The Shandaken Project at Storm King:
Amelia Bande will read and perform fragments of "Make The Bed," a close-up on the experience of looking for a home through internet groups for the queer community. How do we describe ourselves in order to belong? What are the contradictions implicit in that language? These groups promise a filter, rooms offered for people just like us, while at the same time becoming virtual platforms for frustration and isolation. This portion of the program is presented by Adult Contemporary.

7pm:
The Shandaken Project at Storm King will offer a simple BBQ dinner to guests.

After sunset:
Jeannine Tang has been writing a letter to a friend as part of their ongoing conversation on everyday life, intimacy, and capitalism. Occasioned by the affective atmospheres surrounding the Supreme Court gay marriage ruling, and with reference to queer histories of kinship and care, their conversations have explored how systemic and affective vocabularies of love generate libidinal critiques devoted to socio-sexual and economic flourishing. This current draft details some reflections on love's infrastructures and conditions, its jelly of contact and communication. This portion of the program is presented by Adult Contemporary.

Martine Syms describes her Misdirected Kiss as follows: “I’ve been researching a set of gestures first studied by John Bulwer in 1644. I came across Bulwer’s texts Chirologia and Chironomia while looking for information about acting techniques. I was thinking about the similarities and differences between real movements and movements made for camera. I started comparing Bulwer’s index to YouTube videos and animated GIFs featuring black women. How did I learn to move? I modeled myself after the women in my family, celebrities, and public figures. I had learned by looking, by being a witness. These images had accumulated in my body.” This portion of the program is presented by Center for Experimental Lectures.


The Center for Experimental Lectures is an artist's project by Gordon Hall that provides a platform for artists, theorists, and other cultural producers to engage with the public lecture as a format. Since 2011 the Center for Experimental Lectures has commissioned 24 new lecture-performances at a variety of venues including Alderman Exhibitions (Chicago), Recess (NYC), MoMA PS1, and at the Whitney Museum of American Art presenting Seminars with Artists in conjunction with the 2014 Whitney Biennial. An archive including video and written transcripts can be found on the archive page of the website at experimentallectures.org.

Adult Contemporary is an experimental non/fiction salon series featuring readings, lectures, performances and interviews with and by established and emerging writers and artists. Adult Contemporary asks participants from a variety of disciplines to "read" in whatever way they see fit, to use the platform to experiment in form, to give us words, movements, sounds, or textures.


Limited opportunities for camping Sunday night are available at The Shandaken Project at Storm King. RSVP is required to reserve a camping spot.


Directions to Storm King







A Tour of the Monuments of Storm King Art Center by Allyson Vieira
Available Sunday, October 11 and Columbus Day Monday, October 12
At Storm King's Visitor Center and Pop-up Shop
With an introduction by the artist at 2p each day

Allyson Vieira invites visitors to see Storm King Art Center in new ways with her limited edition map: A Tour of the Monuments of Storm King Art Center. This project, inspired by Robert Smithson's A Tour of the Monuments of Passaic, New Jersey, highlights previously unmapped infrastructure and support objects that silently co-exist with monumentally-scaled sculptures. Based on meticulous field notations, Vieira's exhaustive and detailed map elevates objects of infrastructure, industry, and manufacture; meanwhile, the artworks recede into the background.

A Tour of the Monuments of Storm King Art Center offers four self-guided tours: Water, Accommodations, Boundaries, and Utilities. Copies of this limited edition will be available for free to all visitors, and can be obtained on October 11 and 12 during Storm King's public hours, from Storm King's Visitor Center as well as their Pop-up Shop. On each of these days, Vieira will give short introductions to the project at 2pm at the Visitor Center.

Allyson Vieira lives and works in New York. She received a BFA in studio art from The Cooper Union and an MFA in sculpture from Bard College. Vieira's work has been presented in international institutions, including a recent museum solo show, The Plural Present, at the Kunsthalle Basel, Basel, Switzerland, which traveled to the Swiss Institute, New York. Other international institutional presentations include the exhibition of finalists for the Future Generation Art Prize, PinchukCentre, Kiev, UA, and Build On, Build Against, with Stephen Ellis at Non Objectif Sud, Tulette, France. In the US, her work has been featured in the Philbrook Museum of Art, Tulsa, OK; Santa Barbara Contemporary Arts Forum; and by Frieze, Public Art Fund, The Highline, and Sculpture Center, NY. Recently, she has had major gallery presentations at Mendes Wood DM, São Paulo, BR, The Breeder, Athens, GR, Daniel Faria Gallery, Toronto, CA, Laurel Gitlen, New York, and Monica de Cardenas, Milan, IT. Her work has been covered by major publications, including The New York Times, The New Yorker, Artforum, Frieze, Modern Painters, Architectural Record, Du, and Art in America. Vieira's writing has recently been featured on Conceptual Fine Art, in Du magazine, and Artforum.com.

The Shandaken Project and Storm King Art Center collaborate on Wanderings and Wonderings programs presented in 2015. This public program invites poets, artists, scholars, and performers to engage Storm King's visitors, collection, and grounds through creative exploration. Wanderings and Wonderings is made possible by the New York State Council on the Arts with the support of Governor Andrew Cuomo and the New York State Legislature.

Directions to Storm King





The Art Tag Sale, 2014 Edition. Photograph courtesy Julia Sherman.

The Art Tag Sale by Julia Sherman
Co-hosted by Brie Ruais and Sophy Naess,
With the Shandaken Project and Creative Time

Saturday December 12, 12 to 5 PM
59 East 4th Street, 7th floor (buzzer 14)
Art for $50 or less, hot cider, friends


Couldn't possibly afford art in Miami? Need some holiday gifts for friends? Shandaken Project has got you covered!

You are invited to the 2015 edition of Julia Sherman's Art Tag Sale, open to the public from noon to 5 pm on December 12. Over 45 artists (including 9 Shandaken alumni!) will offer treasures from their archive in this one-day-only, East Village sale.

"As artists and art-workers, we all experience some anxiety around our old work and the questions surrounding a personal archive, on both an emotional and a practical level." says Sherman. "We'd rather sell the artwork ourselves, disperse it into the world to have one last stab at some kind of 'value' beyond our own personal histories."

To prevent important work from moldering in storage, Sherman proposes this tag sale as a means by which artists can cathartically release unseen projects, sell studies or other works not usually seen on the market, or distribute artwork independently from the gallery system. With the caveat that no object can be priced above $50, Sherman and her co-hosts, Shandaken Project alumni Brie Ruais and Sophy Naess, have invited a wide range of artists to contribute whatever artwork they would like to this unique event. All proceeds are returned to the artists. This sale is perfectly timed to purchase gifts for one's friends (and for artists to make some quick cash)for the holidays!

Participating artists include Karen Azoulay, Guy Ben-Ari, Noah Breuer, Becky Brown, Christine Case, Esteban Cabeza de Baca, TM Davy, Jared Deery, Sonya Derman, Jonathan Durham, Ryan Foerster, Elise Gardella, Dylan Gauthier, Jesse Greenberg, Groupshow, MacGregor Harp, Terry Hempfling, Heidi Howard, Kristen Jensen, Jenni Knight, Ellie Krakow, Jennie Jieun Lee, Kristina Lee, Molly Lowe, So Yoon Lym, Abby Manock, Reuben Lorch-Miller, Rudy Loewe, R. Lyon, Laura Miller, Britt Mosely, Sophy Naess, Sophia Peer, Virginia Poundstone, Xiaoshi Vivian Vivian Qin, Marcie Revens, Brie Ruais, Gabriela Salazar, Bill Santen, Julia Sherman, Talia Shulze, Laura Splan, Will Stewart, Jennifer Sullivan, Kendra Sullivan, Molly Surno, Tarwuk, Katie Vida, Leah Wolff, and more.


2017
2016
2015
2014
2013
2012