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Archives: 2017
Mann Report
5/14/2021
Filling the Voids With Art
If vacant storefronts and offices suddenly look a lot more avant-garde, you probably have Anita Durst to thank. More
Port Authority of New York and New Jersey
4/21/2021
Coming Out in 'The Wash': The Bus Terminal's Laundromat Look
In recognition of Earth Month, the Port Authority Bus Terminal (PABT) has unveiled an exhibit along its 42nd Street façade that focuses on the collection and clean-up of marine debris from New York City beaches. “The Wash” features 29 photographs of marine debris framed in a portal motif that resembles a line of washing machines. More
New York Post
4/21/2021
State of the Art
Millions of square feet of office and retails space in the city remain empty. But some savvy commercial landlords have found new and creative uses for their buildings. More
W42ST.com
3/16/2021
The Art of Revitalizing the West Side’s Empty Storefronts
Tired of seeing all the empty storefronts? Locals are working on a plan to turn those windows into space that can be used for creativity.   ChaShaMa — a non-profit arts organization dedicated to creating art where you least expect it — is working to rejuvenate empty commercial space in Hell’s Kitchen and around the city. More
centraljersey.com
3/11/2021
Atlantic Highlands Arts Council presents "The ChaShaMa Matawan 11"
The ChaShaMa Matawan artists recently suffered flooding to their studio spaces and the board members of the Atlantic Highlands Arts Council wanted to reach out to offer support and space for these artists to continue showing their work to the public during this time of crisis. The arts community in New Jersey is strong and we are very supportive of each other. More
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
9/28/2017 Cheddar.com
The Company Has Property Owners Donating Space for Art
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7/6/2017
New Space to Present in Midtown Inaugurated With Two Shows
4/1/2017 broadway World
Yang Mai Challenges Traditional Forms in Made in China Installation
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4/1/2017 broadway World
Chashama Presents SUBURBAN FORM
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3/28/2017 Wallpaper.com
Who runs the world? The second Whitney Houston Biennial offers an all-female spectacle
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3/27/2017 Observer
A Whitney Houston-Inspired Art Show Puts Women Center Stage
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3/24/2017 Hyperallergic
The Greatest Biennial of All
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3/23/2017 ArtFCity
Finding Light (And An Ode To The Ass) In The 2017 Whitney Houston Biennial
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3/16/2017 Broadway World
Nadja Verena Marcin To Display Works In THE WHITNEY HOUSTON BIENNIAL
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3/15/2017 artnet news
The All-Woman ‘Whitney Houston Biennial’ Is Back, and It’s No Joke
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3/7/2017 Our Town
Spraying serenity
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3/3/2017 broadway World
Carole Feuerman Presents Art Installation With Chashama Foundation
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3/2/2017 UNTITLED Magazine
SPRING/BREAK ART SHOW HIGHLIGHTS – ARMORY ARTS WEEK 2017
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2/24/2017 artnet news
The SPRING/BREAK Art Show Curator List Is Finally Here
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2/15/2017 ArtSlant
FACING THE BLACK MIRROR: CHASHAMA TRANSFORMS UNUSED PROPERTIES INTO ART VENUES
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2/9/2017 The Cooperator New York
“City of Tomorrow” Event Takes a Look at Real Estate’s Present and Future
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2/8/2017 artnet news
SPRING/BREAK Art Show to Move to Times Square Office Building
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