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Archives: 2013
Art Frankly
3/4/2021
Art Frankly Interview with Anita Durst – Founder of Chashama
Anita Durst, founder of Chashama, has worked tirelessly for over 20 years to secure over one million square feet of space in New York City for artists. She believes programs like Chashama are the vital building blocks to ensuring cultural capital in New York City. More
Art Frankly
3/4/2021
Art Frankly Interview with Hayley Ferber – Deputy Director of Chashama
Hayley Ferber is an independent curator, educator and artist living in Brooklyn, NY. Her professional mission is to initiate and support creative opportunities in the arts. She accomplishes this in her daily role as Deputy Director of Chashama, a non-profit organization that transforms unused real estate into artist studios and exhibition spaces. More
Metropolitan Magazine
3/4/2021
Creating Art from Chaos
In 2020, ChaShaMa (meaning in Farsi, “to have vision”) recognized its 25th year in existence, though focus was not on their annual, over-thetop fundraising gala, and instead on how the nonprofit could not only prevail but excel amidst major city-wide shutdowns and new pandemic protocols. “ChaShaMa is a great catalyst for recovery in the wake of the pandemic”, Durst says, seeing the opportunity to utilize the newly vacant properties left in the wake of the shutdowns. “We can be a bridge between the property owner, the artist, the small businesses, and the non-profits. We can help reignite the economy of New York and bring it back to life.” More
AM New York
11/30/2020
New York City arts organization helps arts and businesses set up shop in vacant storefronts
“Right now, when you look at the city, you see all of these people leaving and the shuttered spaces, but there’s still a huge passion and many people who are here want to help it,” said Durst. “There is so much potential for helping, and Enliven NYC will help artists and businesses in their spaces until they get rented out. We’re still awake and alive, and New York is moving forward through this pandemic.” More
Bangkok Post
11/30/2020
As pandemic closes New York stores, artists move in
With landlords struggling to fill vacated lots, Chashama is upping its efforts amid the pandemic and plans to add 100 spaces within the next year to the 150 studios it already operates. "Sometimes they say tragedy brings an opportunity. So this is an opportunity," says the artist known as Sir Shadow, performing his signature one-stroke drawings in a former furniture store in Manhattan. More
West Side Spirit
7/27/2020
Chashama at 25: a talk with founder Anita Durst about creating platforms for artists
Art as the lifeblood of NYC’s culture: a talk with founder Anita Durst about creating platforms for artists in empty commercial spaces. As an organization, Chashama is simply a platform for artists, performers, and innovators to display their creative output through performances in rented property spaces. But as an institution, Chashama represents the “New York dream,” the artist’s passion to take their ideas and their work to the big city stage and have the opportunity to showcase, communicate, and inspire. More
The Village Sun
7/8/2020
Darrell Thorne takes ‘window dressing’ to new heights
Chashama and the National Endowments for the Arts have partnered to present a unique exhibition, “Under Glass and in Color,” featuring the work of Darrell Thorne, the Out100 designer and performance artist known for his work with Madonna, Jennifer Hudson, Blondie and more. More
The Fordham Ram
4/3/2020
Chashama Art Space Welcomes 25th Year
“(Chashama) awards $9 million worth of real estate to artists, subsidizes 200 artist workspaces, provides over 200 free art classes and gives 170 artists free space to present,” read the website. Chashama partners with owners of unused space and then turns that real estate into “activated” space, as Durst calls it. More
11/11/2013 Theater Pizzazz!
"This Is My Office" - site specific theater
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9/25/2013 Untapped Cities
Inside the chashama Studios at Brooklyn Army Terminal
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9/19/2013 DNAinfo
'Creepy' Comedy Club Lets Stand-Ups Perform for Audience of Dolls
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9/10/2013 DNAinfo
Arts Group Creates 'Power Suits' to Reflect Shoppers' Hopes and Dreams
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9/9/2013 www.dayfordreamers.com
DreamRunner Spotlight: Gregg Emery
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9/4/2013 DNAinfo New York
Fountain Turns Trash-Strewn Jamaica Alley Into Palm-Filled Oasis
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8/12/2013 Musee Magazine
Illusions Opening
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7/30/2013 DNAinfo New York
Boat Transforms into 'Sea of Shavings' in Midtown Storefront
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7/26/2013 CRAIN'S New York Business
2 nonprofits try blending artists and seniors
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7/25/2013 NYC Art Parasites
Musing The Muses On This NYC Weekend!
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6/23/2013 Bertrand Delacroix Gallery
SUMMER COLLECTIVE PART 1, FEATURING ELIZABETH ALLISON : JULY 11- AUG 17, 2013
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6/22/2013 Issuu
Video Focus
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6/21/2013 Art World
McKenzie Fine Arts Summer Exhibit RETICULATE to Open Today
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6/15/2013 Daily News
88-year-old homeless veteran is happy ... and the focus of new exhibit
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6/4/2013 Real Estate Weekly
Art group gets ready to paint town red
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5/29/2013 Sight Unseen
Eye Candy
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5/13/2013 Huffington Post
Uncovering the Artistic Heart of Pakistan
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4/30/2013 ArtCards
Weekly Outlook - Mom Show
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4/2/2013 Wall Street Journal
In This Shop, Talk Is the Merchandise
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3/28/2013 Time Out
Goodbye My Love
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3/27/2013 artdaily.org
Cuban artist Esterio Segura's Goodbye My Love now installed in Times Square
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3/8/2013 Times Square Alliance
Installation by Cuban Artist Estero Segura Reflects on the Pain of Saying Goodbye
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3/4/2013 Artfix Daily
Times Square Arts Presents Cuban Artist Esterio Segura's Installation Goodbye My Love, Opening March 8, 2013
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2/21/2013 New York Times
The Poetry in the Ruins of New York
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2/16/2013 CBS News
Artists Find Their Muse in Hurricane Destruction
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2/15/2013 NY1
Chelsea Exhibit Displays Storm's "After Affects"
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