(New York, USA) Portuguese artists Gabriela Albergaria and Diogo Pimentão – the latter, a current Residency Unlimited resident – will discuss the impulse to draw and its day-by-day practice in a panel that takes place tomorrow, February 17th, at Sapar Contemporary. Both artists work extensively with drawing, although in very different grounds: while Albergaria focuses on nature, Pimentão explores the boundaries between drawing, performance and sculpture.
(New York, USA) Residency Unlimited (RU), a PIPA Prize partner presents, along Casita Maria Center for Arts and Education, the exhibition “Mapping the Memory”, by the artists-in-residence Ana Peñalba and Jorge Rodriguez Mazzini. On view at Casita Maria starting this Friday, December 16th, the project was developed in collaboration with activists in Hunts Point, South Bronx, and was curated by Rebecca Pauline Jampol.
The New York-based residency programme Residency Unlimited invites photographers Peter Purklus and Thibault Brunet to a talk mediated by Lorenzo Durantini next Tuesday, November 15th. Both artists have very particular approaches to photography: while Purklus invites the spectators to create their own narratives from pictures of trivial, quotidian scenes and objects, Brunet questions the very nature of the photographic medium by taking screenshots of images found online or in video games. Over the course of the event, the public will get to know the works produced by the artists during their RU stay, which ends this month.
Featuring the works of two Taiwanese artists currently in residence at Residency Unlimited, Kai chun Chiang and Sean Wang, the exhibition “Interpreting Brooklyn” presents works that integrate cultural elements stemming from the artists’ native Taiwan to the landscape of South Williamsburg, Brooklyn. For both artists, their underlying motivation is an act of translation where original photographs are decoded, reconfigured and become a foundation for creating new artifacts. This undertaking establishes an open field of dialogue between historic and contemporary photographs, leaving room for surprises and unexpected developments.
Residency Unlimited, a PIPA Prize partner – since 2013, PIPA Prize winners are granted a 3-month residency programme there as part of their award – has joined Visual AIDS as co-sponsor of a one-month curatorial residency to take place in March 2017 in New York City. For the fifth year running, the residency seeks to encourage the development of exhibitions, programs, and scholarship about HIV/AIDS and contemporary art and is open for a curator, art historian, or arts writer interested in the intersection of visual art and HIV/AIDS.
(New York, USA) Through humor and irony, Nina Komel examines the position of an artist and art in Bosnia and Herzegovina as an anomaly in a system that fragments the geopolitical, social, economical, and ethnic sphere.
(New York, USA) RU artist Antoine Turillon proposes a projection based on a large archive of slides that Ad Reinhardt made during various travels depicting “wonders of the world”.
(New York, USA) At this occasion, the Turkish artist Özgür Demirci will engage with the audience about civil and political disobedience in recent years in İstanbul and New York. The discussion will be followed by the workshop “Memory Refresh” during whıch the artist and guests will share their visual memories and experiences captured on social media.
Virginia de Medeiros was the winner of PIPA 2015 and, as part of the award, she attended an artistic residency programme for 3 months at Residency Unlimited, New York. PIPA followed her residency through a series of video interviews in which Medeiros talks about her experiences during her stay at Residency Unlimited and the projects she intends to develop during this period. Watch the last exclusive video interview of the series.
(New York, USA) The workshop will begin with a screening of Letre (2015), a short movie by Benoîte Maire, in which two French thinkers discuss a mysterious complexity of empirical relation with objects. Artist presentations will take place after the screening.