Bid online March 7 to 21, 2016

You can help Shandaken offer its free residency program to important but under-served artists and collect some fantastic work in the process, by visiting our silent auction and placing a bid today! Proceeds from this auction will directly support a safe and independent space for process and a portion is offered back to participating artists.

With work by: With work by: Michele Abeles, Polly Apfelbaum, Davide Balula, Yevgeniya Baras, Carol Bove, Julia Chiang, Keltie Ferris, Marcela Florido, Jim Gaylord, Heidi Hahn, MacGregor Harp, Timothy Hull, Miles Huston, Pamela Jorden, Cary Leibowitz, Sara Magenheimer, Nikki Maloof, Chris Mottalini, Ryan Mrozowski, Melanie Nakaue, Evan Robarts, Harriet Salmon, Maximilian Schubert, Emily Mae Smith, Nat Ward, Ana Wolovick

Hosted by: Jeff Bailey, Franklin Boyd, Vivian Brodie, Kimberly Brown, Kate Bryan, Brandy Carstens, Julia Chiang, Bridget Donahue, Julia Fowler, Alex Glauber, Trina Gordon, Colleen Grennan, Dave Harper, Kibum Kim, Lauren Marinaro, Risa Needleman, Oliver Newton, Cynthia Pringle, Alexis Rose, Katia Rosenthal, Michael Rudokas, Nicole Russo, Michael Stamm, Lumi Tan, Benjamin Tischer, Julia Trotta, Marichris Ty, Julia Weist, and Sam Wilson

The Shandaken Project is grateful for the generous support of: 247365, 47 Canal, Chapter NY, Clifton Benevento, David Zwirner, Eli Ping Frances Perkins, Invisible-Exports, Jack Hanley, Klaus von Nichtssagend, Maccarone, Mitchell-Innes and Nash, and Nicelle Beauchene

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The New Neurotic
A performance by Childless

Thursday, May 5, 6:30pm
At NADA NY, on the outdoor stage
Free with admission to the fair

Shandaken Project is pleased to invite you to the NADA opening night performance of The New Neurotic by Childless. On Thursday, May 5 at 6:30 on the fair's outdoor stage, Childless will offer selections from her debut album, "Art Terrorist." In this performance, Childless will initiate a song and dance meditation which will attempt to cleanse NADA of evil spirits.

Jokes for the Campfire release party
Thursday, May 19, 6:30 to 9:30pm
Friends and Lovers
641 Classon Avenue, Brooklyn

Jokes for the Campfire
5.5 x 8.5 inches, 64 pp, perfect-bound
By residents and friends including: Amelia Bande, Robert Beatty, Phillip Birch, Michael Buhler-Rose, Andrianna Campbell, Sean J Patrick Carney, Ariel Dill, Chris Domenick, Dan Fox, Laura Frantz, Chris G, Elise Gardella, Gabrielle Giattino, Solomon Goldbas, Gordon, Colleen Grennan, Brendan Griffiths, Stefan Gunn, Frank Haines, MacGregor Harp, Nate Heiges, Terry Hempfling, Mary Hill and Tryn Collins, Christopher Ho, Gloria Holen, Heather Hubbs, Jac and Nora, JPW3, Kathryn Kerr, Lila, Reuben Lorch-Miller and Laura Splan, Weston Lowe, Ryan James MacFarland, Gerard McCarthy, Robbie McDonald, Andrea Merkx, Virginia Lee Montgomery, Ceci Moss, Elizabeth Orr, Whitney Platt, Shellyne Rodriguez, Em Rooney, Brie Ruais, Michael Rudokas, Sven Sachsalber, Carmelle Safdie, Jorge Sanchez, Nolan Simon, Joshua Smith and Liz Hirsch, Michael Stamm, Maureen Sullivan, Lumi Tan, Joey Teeling, Jeff Tranchell, Jonathan VanDyke, Siebren Versteeg, Jacques Louis Vidal, Zola Ray Warsh, Emily Weiner, J. Weist, Ana Wolovick, C. Spencer Yeh, and more; published by Shandaken

Wanderings and Wonderings with Marisa Williamson
July 2 and 3, both at 2pm
Beginning at the tram stop near south parking
Storm King Art Center
Free with admission to Storm King

On Saturday July 2nd and Sunday 3rd, in celebration of and reflecting upon Independence Day, Shandaken Project at Storm King alumna Marisa Williamson, performing as Sally Hemings, will lead guided tours from the back of a Storm King tram bus.

Thomas Jefferson's slave and mistress will share observations and insights about the collection, inviting visitors to examine the concept of legacy as it is built through time, space, creative labor, and struggle.

This Wanderings and Wonderings program continues Williamson's ongoing engagement with Hemings, and practice of performing live as this fascinating individual. Williamson has inhabited Hemings' persona while posing questions about identity, history, power, gender, work, self-making, and self-regard at Jefferson's estate Monticello; outside his former home in Paris; and in galleries and public spaces in Los Angeles, Boston, Chicago, Philadelphia, and New York.

Marisa Williamson is an NY-based artist, originally from Philadelphia. She received her B.A. in visual art from Harvard University and earned her M.F.A. from California Institute of the Arts in 2013. Her project as an artist is to explore and describe through performance, video, objects, and images the ways that soft technologies—"problem solving tools" like narrative, language, and myth, along with hard technologies like the camera, the digital moving image, and the web—facilitate the rendering and surrendering of the physical and psychological body.

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.

#1 Hit
By Denniston Mikalson
Performed by the Lesbian and Gay Big Apple Corps
With arrangements by Chris Parrello

Saturday, July 23rd at 2pm
Beginning at Maya Lin's Wavefield (at the southernmost tip of Storm King's South Fields)
Free with admission to Storm King

#1 Hit is a musical tour of four sculptures at Storm King Art Center. The Lesbian and Gay Big Apple Corps marching band will parade through the park, performing the Billboard Top 100 song for the corresponding year of each of these artworks.

The tour begins at Maya Lin's 2007 landwork Storm King Wavefield with Alicia Keys' "No One."  The band heads next to Forrest Myers' 1969 sculpture Four Corners where they perform Three Dog Night's "Joy to the World."  Continuing on to Mark DiSuvero's 1989 sculpture Mozart's Birthday, the band plays Madonna's "Like A Prayer."  The last stop is Tony Smith's 1969 sculpture Source, with the Beatles' "Hello, Goodbye."  To conclude, the band returns to the Storm King's museum building. 

Collaboration and participation are essential modes of Denniston Mikalson's practice. Challenging the predominance of the singular author in contemporary art, in #1 Hit they shift the focus to collective creativity. By surrounding and confronting monolithic sculptures with popular music from the years in which they were made, they insist on framing the artworks both within the specific cultural context of their time and reclaim them as part of a diverse and affirming present. The music will be performed by the Lesbian and Gay Big Apple Corp, a nonprofit marching band based in New York City. 

This program is supported by a Foundation for Contemporary Arts Emergency grant.

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.

Photograph of Storm King (above) by Jerry L. Thompson.


The Center for Experimental Lectures presents Andrianna Campbell, Taraneh Fazeli, Sb Fuller, Sara Magenheimer, and Em Rooney; Adult Contemporary presents Dia Felix and Jord/ana Rosenberg; Hosted by The Shandaken Project at Storm King

Sunday, September 4, 2016, 3pm to evening
Beginning at the Visitor Center of Storm King

Tickets and camping free, but limited

Please join the Center for Experimental Lectures and Adult Contemporary at The Shandaken Project at Storm King this Labor Day weekend for new lecture-performances by Shandaken Project alumni Andrianna Campbell, Taraneh Fazeli, Sb Fuller, Sara Magenheimer, and Em Rooney; as well as readings by Jord/ana Rosenberg and Dia Felix; with a free barbecue offered by The Shandaken Project at Storm King.

The day's program will convene at the Visitor Center of Storm King at 3pm and continue in the evening at the campus of The Shandaken Project, a private area of Storm King contiguous to the Art Center. Limited passes for free entry are available on a first-come, first-served basis. Guests are invited to camp overnight, however only limited space is available.

RSVP to is essential.

Andrianna Campbellbegins the day at 3pm at Storm King Art Center. Campbell, who was a resident of The Shandaken Project at Storm King earlier this summer, will offer a guided tour of speculative artworks by over 20 contemporary artists. In her many years of making inquiries about contemporary cultural production, Campbell has formed significant relationships with the artists invited to participate in this experimental narrative. Campbell will present the speculative artworks, a collection that in sum offers a personal history and an imagined future, as stops on a walking tour. She addresses the aesthetics and histories that constitute a sculpture garden, as explored through the potential of this invisible work. Participating artists include Lucas Blalock, Antoine Catala, Ian Cooper, David Kennedy Cutler, Danielle Dean, Shannon Ebner, Andrea Geyer, Ethan Greenbaum, Steffani Jemison, Butt Johnson, Barbara Kasten, Thomas Lawson, Simone Leigh, Eva Lewitt, Glenn Ligon, Shana Lutker, Krm Mooney, Ken Okiishi, Rachel Rose, Hanna Sandin, Laurie Simmons, and Nari Ward.

Audience members are then invited to enjoy the sculpture park, and reconvene at The Shandaken Project at Storm King, adjacent to the sculpture park, at 5:30pm.

Beginning at 5:30 on the campus of The Shandaken Project at Storm King, Adult Contemporary will present Dia Felix and Jord/ana Rosenberg. Dia Felix will be sharing poetry in progress. Themes may include heartbreak, nature, the road, the marvelous, New York mythology, gayness, the workplace, schizo culture, schizo couture, calories, and money. Jord/ana Rosenberg will read from The House of Waste, a speculative-fiction, outlaw history of the sex hormones.

After the Adult Contemporary program, the Shandaken Project at Storm King will offer a free BBQ dinner. Guests are encouraged to bring their own beverages. Beginning at 7:30, the Center for Experimental Lectures will present a series of newly commissioned lecture-performances in the round by Taraneh Fazeli, Sb Fuller, Sara Magenheimer, and Em Rooney. In a departure from previous formats, these shorter presentations will unfold in succession with the audience surrounding the performer. Employing sculptural components, live and recorded voice, and movement, these lecture performances mine the possibilities produced by the absence of a fixed front and audience orientation.

Em Rooney will offer an audio-essay on the libido and American politics through the lens of personal relationships with popular media. This series of fictional and non-fictional vignettes will be embodied with props and prompts by the choreographer Mariana Valencia.

Sara Magenheimer will give a talk entitled "Hearing voices = you're crazy / Not hearing voices = you're crazy" that catalogues the variety of modes of voice she uses in her work and observes in the world, interweaving her relationship to her own voice with cinematic uses of the voice in disembodied voiceover.

Sb Fuller, in a lecture on cinematographic masochism and curatorial transparency, will introduce H/S, a new, mobile, collaborative exhibition space.

In relation to her current curatorial project "Sick Time, Sleepy Time, Crip Time: Against Capitalism's Temporal Bullying" Taraneh Fazeli considers temporalities of debility, disability, aging, and rest as resistive to capitalism and other forces of oppression. She invites those in attendance to consider our functional unity with other organism's umwelts (environment worlds), gesturing towards acts of care for other beings—both human and non-human.

Travel directions to Storm King can be found at the Storm King website. Limited opportunities for free admission and camping are available with RSVP to Please contact us with any other inquiries at

Andrianna Campbell is a doctoral candidate in the Department of Art History at the CUNY Graduate Center, where she specializes in American art. Her doctoral research focuses on Norman Lewis and Abstract Expressionism in the post-World War II period. Alongside her scholarly research, she is the author of essays and reviews on contemporary art for Artforum, Art in America, Even, and Frieze. Campbell was the coeditor of Shift: A Graduate Journal of Visual and Material Culture, a special 2016 edition of the International Review of African American Art dedicated to Norman Lewis; and is currently a co-founder of the Apricota journal. She was a resident at the Shandaken Project at Storm King in 2016.

Taraneh Fazeli is a curator, educator, editor, and researcher with a practice that emerges from legacies of institutional critique and radical pedagogy. She is a critic in residence at the Museum of Fine Art Houston's Core Program (2015-17). She studied at the Cooper Union and previously worked within the New Museum's Education Department (2012-15), was a Contributing Editor to Triple Canopy (2011-12), and was the Managing Director of e-flux (2008-11), where she oversaw publications such as art-agenda and organized exhibitions with artists including Raqs Media Collective, Martha Rosler, Allan Sekula, and Mladen Stilinovi?. Recent curatorial projects include "Temporary Center for Translation" (2014, New Museum) and "Occupied Territory: A New Museum Trilogy" (2014). Fazeli was a resident at the Shandaken Project at Storm King in 2016.

Dia Felix is a writer and filmmaker. She is author of the Lambda-nominated experimental novel Nochita, published on City Lights/Sister Spit in 2014. Areas of interest include romance, celebrity, obsession, decadence, modernity, and rock-n-roll. She's screened films and read at very many places including Segue, Radar Reading Series, Albertine Books, and The Poetry Project at St. Marks. She's published recently with Ping Pong, journal of the Henry Miller Library, The Feminist Wire, and Asterix. She curates a pan-genre literary performance series, GUTS, at Dixon Place, and founded and heads the maybe-fictional enterprise Personality Press. She's from California and lives in East Harlem, New York.

Sb Fuller is an artist and curator living and working primarily in sculpture and photography. He holds an MFA in Sculpture from Virginia Commonwealth University, a BA in Art Criticism from Florida State University, and attended the Skowhegan School for Painting and Sculpture. The recipient of a Virginia Museum of Fine Arts Fellowship, he has exhibited and published work internationally and his work is held in numerous private collections, including the Museum of Modern Art Library Collection. Fuller is the director of H/S, a mobile collaborative exhibition space and is a 2016 a resident at The Shandaken Project at Storm King.

Sara Magenheimer has widely exhibited, performed, and screened her work. Recent exhibitions include White Columns, Foxy Production, Document, Chapter NY, Interstate Projects, 247365, and Cleopatra's. She was the recipient of a 2014 Rema Hort Mann Foundation Grant, 2015 Artadia Grant, and winner of the Prix De Varti at the 2015 Ann Arbor Film Festival. Her time-based work is distributed by Video Data Bank. Upcoming exhibitions include Art In General's New Commissions in Riga, Latvia and a solo exhibition at The Kitchen in New York. She participated in a summer intensive at the Shandaken Project in 2014.

Jord/ana Rosenberg is an Associate Professor of Literature at the University of Massachusetts-Amherst. They are the recipient of fellowships and awards from the Marion and Jasper Whiting Foundation, The Ahmanson Foundation/J. Paul Getty Trust, The Society for the Humanities at Cornell University, and the Clarion Foundation/Clarion Science Fiction and Fantasy Writers Workshop. They are the author of Critical Enthusiasm: Capital Accumulation and the Transformation of Religious Passion (Oxford University Press, 2011). Rosenberg's fiction, experimental prose, and scholarly work have recently appeared in Fence, The Common, Salvage Quarterly, PMLA, GLQ, and Theory & Event. Their current project, The House of Waste, is a theory/fiction hybrid. Based on original research, The House of Waste draws from Enlightenment-era dictionaries of thieves' slang to counterfeit a gothic history of testosterone synthesis as narrated by the 18th-century's most notorious prison-break artist.

Em Rooney received a BA from Hampshire College in 2005 and an MFA from Tyler School of Art in 2011. In 2012 she attended the Skowhegan School for Painting and Sculpture. Recent and upcoming exhibitions include The Vanity East (Los Angeles), Raising Cattle (Montreal), Bodega (New York), Columbus College of Art and Design (Columbus), Andrew Edlin Gallery (New York), Bannerette (Brooklyn), The Good Press Gallery (Glasgow), Vox Populi (Philadelphia). Her writing has appeared in Art Papers, Performa Magazine, and The St. Claire. Rooney was a resident at The Shandaken Project at Storm King in 2015.

The Shandaken Project at Storm King offers free, process-focused residencies to cultural practitioners who work in an interdisciplinary capacity or affect change in their respective disciplines. This program is administrated by the Shandaken Project and held on the grounds of Storm King Art Center.

The Center for Experimental Lectures is an artist's project initiated by Gordon Hall that provides a platform to engage with the public lecture as a format. Since 2011 the Center for Experimental Lectures has commissioned 26 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. This is the fifth annual Labor Day collaboration with the Shandaken Project, also hosted last year at Storm King Art Center. Starting in 2016 Joseph Lubitz joins Gordon Hall as an organizing collaborator at the CEL. An archive including video and written transcripts can be found on the archive page of the website at

Adult Contemporary is a mobile reading and performance series where artists, academics, performers, poets, and oral historians come together in conversation. Organized by Katherine Brewer Ball and Svetlana Kitto since 2013, Adult Contemporary has hosted over fifty artists and writers at a variety of spaces including Hullabaloo Books, Abrons Art Center, Creative Time, Molasses Books, and The Shandaken Project at Storm King Art Center. Adult Contemporary asks participants to "read" in whatever way they see fit, to use the platform to experiment in form, to give us words, movements, sounds or textures.

At the Café
By Dayna Tortorici and Stephen Squibb

August 20 and September 10, both at 2pm
At Storm King Art Center (meet at the café)
Free with admission to Storm King

Inspired by Siah Armajani's Gazebo for Two Anarchists, a prominent sculpture in Storm King's collection, writers and editors Dayna Tortorici and Stephen Squibb will present their adaptation of Errico Malatesta's At the Cafe: Conversations on Anarchism, altered and updated for the present. Originally published in Italy in 1922 after his imprisonment, Malatesta's seventeen fictional dialogues were short, entertaining texts on the practical applications of anarchism that doubled as a running commentary on the times. Set in a cafe, the author's stand-in, Giorgio, an anarchist, discusses private property, common ownership, the causes of poverty, government and the state, police, patriotism, and gender equality with Cesare (a shopkeeper), Prospero (a wealthy bourgeois), and Ambrogio (a magistrate). Tortorici and Squibb's adaptation sets corollary conversations—about the New Right and populism, police and the prison system, gender expression and civil rights, and the service economy—among a new cast of characters.

Dayna Tortorici is a writer and coeditor-in-chief of n+1, a magazine of literature, culture, and politics based in Brooklyn. She is the editor of No Regrets and two other small books.

Stephen Squibb is a writer and the editor of e-flux journal, and coeditor of City by City: Dispatches from the American Metropolis (FSG, 2015).

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.

False Flags
By Adrienne Garbini

Sunday October 9 and Monday October 10, 2016
10am to 5:30pm both days
At Storm King Art Center (meet at the Visitor Center)

Free with admission to Storm King

a trail
ground up
Murderer's Creek
out of
the woods

the recognition
a first
real estate
will be
the last?

Adrienne Garbini will disentangle False Flags during individual tours over Columbus Day weekend at Storm King Art Center. Sturdy walking shoes and pants are recommended. Appointments are limited – please contact Storm King at to arrange a tour with the artist.

Adrienne Garbini is an artist and writer working through the expansive no. Her aim is true. Garbini lives in the San Luis Valley of Colorado.

Poster from the May '68 Paris Uprising, artist unkown. Translation: "BEAUTY IS IN THE STREET"


Saturday, November 19
Noon to 3 PM
59 East 4th Street, 7th floor, buzzer 14
Please RSVP here

Join us this Saturday for group POSTER-MAKING and community discussion about STRATEGIES OF CREATIVE NONVIOLENT RESISTANCE, and DIRECT ACTION PLANNING. We will have art supplies for all to make posters and other ephemera, and will lead a conversation about how we as cultural practitioners might organize to respond to urgent issues on national and local fronts with complex, critical, aesthetic action. Through this conversation we hope to form some concrete next steps to organize future creative interventions in the public arena.

You may keep what you make at this event, or we will collect ephemera to hand out to the public in the future.

Shandaken stands in unwavering solidarity with people of color, Muslims, LGTBQIA folks, immigrants, the poor, people with disabilites, and other marginalized groups. This meeting is for artists and art workers of all political stances who believe that racism, misogyny, and other forms of hatred are despicable; that State violence is unacceptable; and that the first amendment is a critical tool in the fight for social justice.

A note on access: our bathrooms are gender-neutral. Please contact us at so we can identify and address any specific access needs.