Romancing Sustainability: Figuring Change
Romancing Sustainability: Figuring Change is a selected group exhibition, featuring the diverse work of alumni of our ChaNorth residency program.
ChaNorth, Chashama’s upstate artist residency, has been located in the Hudson Valley since 2006 and offers an opportunity for 5-7 artists to work and live in the Hudson Valley for four week-long sessions. ChaNorth accepts applications in all creative fields, including but not limited to visual arts, choreography, writing, music composition, and performance. National and international artists, emerging and mid-career artists are welcome to apply. With the ChaNorth residency, artists have multiple opportunities to introduce, share their work, and network with others including 2-3 studio visits per session from critics, curators, gallerists, and residency directors. Previous studio visitors have included, Junho Lee founding director of the NARS Foundation, Yasmeen Siddiqui, an independent curator, essayist, lecturer, and founding director of Minerva Project, and Will Hutnick, artist, curator and residency director at the Wassaic Project. Each year, ChaNorth invites a new cohort of jurors to review applications and make recommendations for their finalists. ChaNorth offers a fellowship award for young artists under 30 and a solo exhibition award. ChaNorth provides the opportunity for artists to submit to their yearly selected group show. Both the solo show and yearly group show are presented at Chashama exhibition spaces in New York City.
***Opening Night Performance: 5 pm & 7 pm
Season of Self (Love) by Poet Asia Russell aka Peace
Peace is the author of Inside a Whore’s Mind and has performed at universities and venues across the country. Her work can be seen on Write About Now Poetry as well as published in Thorntree Press’ A Whore’s Manifesto. Peace uses her personal experiences as a black queer woman, artist, and mother to tackle societal issues of social pressure such as racism, sexism, capitalism, institutionalization and abolition.
About the Artists
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Asia Russell aka Peace
Curator: Peter Fulop, a multidisciplinary artist, curator, and educator. Peter’s work has been shown in museums and major galleries across the world. He has recently completed a collaborative public art commission with the artist, Brigitta Varadi for Sligo County Council, Ireland, and undertook several other public art projects. Peter work is part of many public collections including the Archie Bray Foundation, MT, USA Freeborn & Peter’s LLP, Chicago, USA The Ganjin Celadon Museum, Korea Mungyeong Ceramic Museum, Korea Fule International Ceramic Art Museum, China The Shigaraki Ceramic Cultural Park, Japan INAX Corporation, Tokoname, Japan IWCAT Collection, Japan, Ulster Museum, Belfast, N.Ireland The National Museum of Ireland Office of Public Works, Farmleigh House, Ireland.
Assistant Curator Brigitta Váradi, is an artist, educator, curator, and residency director of Chashama North Residency Program ( ChaNorth). During her recent residency at the MAD Museum of Arts and Design in NYC, Varadi focused on a community-based research project commissioned by Burlington City Arts (BCA), an arts education and studio center in Burlington, Vermont. Her residency at MAD and Shelburne Farms culminated with a solo exhibit at the BCA Centre in February 2020. In addition to developing her own practice, Brigitta works on commissions and exhibitions, developing projects with people of all ages and abilities within the community sector, schools, prisons, and art centers. She has co-designed and facilitated the Creative Lab for the United Nations Framework Convention on Climate Change in Bonn, Germany (2013).
Image credit: On, of, Jocelyn Beausire, still image from single-channel video, duration 3 hours, 2018.