Entree/ Encore: Chinese Photography & Contemporary Art
Nov
29
6:00 pm18:00

Entree/ Encore: Chinese Photography & Contemporary Art

 

Entree / Encore
Presents

Chinese Photography & Contemporary Art

Tuesday, November 29th | 6 - 8pm



Join NARS Curators in Residence He Guiyan and Gu Chenlin and invited guest, Deng Yan, for presentations and discussion of Chinese contemporary art, providing an overview its development, key artists and institutions over the past three decades.

He Guiyan | Deputy Director of Department of Art History & Director of the Contemporary School of Arts, Sichuan Fine Arts Institute

Gu Chenlin | Director of Artistic Department & Curator, Shanghai Photographers Association

Deng Yan | Lecturer, Academy of Art and Design, Tsinghua University

Presented in partnership with Academy of Literary and Art, ChinaFederation of Literary and Art Circles (ALAC), the New York Foundation for the Arts (NYFA)

Entrée/Encore is a series of artists’ talks, discussions, and performances, launched in Fall 2016, which presents our artists and curators-in-residence in dialogue with the cultural community in NY and abroad. Whether it is former residency artists who return to NARS to share how their practice has developed since and new work, or current artists presenting ongoing projects, this initiative provides artists a critical environment to experiment with or contextualize multidisciplinary practices and perspectives within the languages of art and critical socio-political concerns.

 
Fall 2016 Open Studios
Sep
24
2:00 pm14:00

Fall 2016 Open Studios

 

NARS invites you to visit the Sunset Park studios of our International Residency Season III artists, who working alongside the Studio Artists, will show their latest work and work-in-progress, granting access into the artistic process. Open studios allows visitors to personally tour the studios of established and emerging international and US artists and communicate with the artists. Artists open their doors to the public in order to expose an otherwise private workspace, whilst gaining feedback and exposure.   
The closing reception for Around Corners, the NARS annual studio artists’ exhibition, will take place during Open Studios.

Saturday, September 24, 12-6pm.  

Participating International Residency Program Artists:
Alex Hamilton (Australia) | Derek Sargent (Australia) | Euyoung Hong (Korea) | Christine Rebhuhn (USA) | Jahyun Seo (Korea) Meagan Streader (Australia) | Samantha McCullochIo Makandal(Australia/ South Africa) | Oscar Lett (France/ UK) | Hua Bai (China) | Elizabeth Smolarz (USA) 

Participating Studio Artists: 
Keren Anavy, Miriam Ancis, Niamul Bari, Emily Berger, Kai-chun Chiang (RU), Will DeNatale, André Eamiello, Noël St John Harnden, Zachary Lefitz, Cristian Mejia, Bundith Phunsombatlert, Suzanne Russell, Nikki Schiro, Mauro Soggiu, Elena Soterakis, Clintel Steed, Brian Stinemetz, Sean Wang (RU), Erich Winzer, and Gus Wheeler 

 
Entree/Encore: Guy Ben-Ari presents Democracy Soup
Sep
19
6:00 pm18:00

Entree/Encore: Guy Ben-Ari presents Democracy Soup

 

Entrée/Encore
presents:

Democracy Soup by Guy Ben-Ari
September 19, 6pm

Guy Ben Ari, (AiR '13) kicks of NARS' new public program Entrée/Encore, a series of artists’ talks, discussions, and performances which presents our artists and curators-in-residence in dialogue with the cultural community in NY and abroad. Whether it is former residency artists, like Ben Ari, who return to NARS to share how their practice has developed since and new work, or current artists presenting ongoing projects, this initiative provides artists a critical environment to experiment with or contextualize multidisciplinary practices and perspectives within the languages of art and critical socio-political concerns.

Guy Ben-Ari's talk will center around his Democracy Soup book, recently published by Meta Meta Meta LLC. This book presents 51 black and white reproductions from a series of ink drawings on vellum that the artist began in 2015. This series of works is based on imagery which originates in the visual world of politics and campaigns, through the lens of news media. Ben-Ari selects images of presidential candidates, hand gestures, televised debate backdrops, U.S. electoral maps, and official White House press material, using them as a starting point for his drawings. Vellum is a surface that inherently resists the act of mark making, repelling the ink in such a way that creates unpredictable textures and patterns. In using this technique, Ben-Ari is able to insert an element of randomness into the process of production. As the ink is applied, the figurative elements often become less legible and increasingly abstract.

Entrée/Encore is a series of artists’ talks, discussions, and performances, launched in Fall 2016, which presents our artists and curators-in-residence in dialogue with the cultural community in NY and abroad. Whether it is former residency artists who return to NARS to share how their practice has developed since and new work, or current artists presenting ongoing projects, this initiative provides artists a critical environment to experiment with or contextualize multidisciplinary practices and perspectives within the languages of art and critical socio-political concerns.

 
Entree / Encore: Artist Talk w/ Brigitta Vardi
Aug
23
6:00 pm18:00

Entree / Encore: Artist Talk w/ Brigitta Vardi

 
Keith Nolan Photography, MARKINGS at the Leitrim Sculpture Centre, Manorhamilton, Ireland;  Supported by Leitrim Sculpture Centre Fellowship and Artist in Residence Programme, Arts Council of Ireland, Leitrim County Council Art Office

Keith Nolan Photography, MARKINGS at the Leitrim Sculpture Centre, Manorhamilton, Ireland;  Supported by Leitrim Sculpture Centre Fellowship and Artist in Residence Programme, Arts Council of Ireland, Leitrim County Council Art Office

In Partnership with Textile Arts Center, and The Wassaic Project

Entree / Encore
Presents

Artist Talk by Brigitta Varadi

Tuesday, August 23rd at 6pm


Brigitta Varadi’s work explores how memory can inform our present day perspectives and artistic expressions. Working with different type of natural fibres like wool and linen and using textile techniques such as dyeing, felting and sculptural manipulation, Varadi searches for pattern and repetition of gesture that relate to the invisible and everyday rituals of working life and the constructed environment. The process reflects the essence of her work, an erosion of memories through repetitive action till all that remains is the action itself.

Hungarian-born Brigitta Varadi divides her time between New York and Co.Leitrim, Ireland. Her latest solo shows were held at the Leitrim Sculpture Centre (2015), Ireland, Serbian Church Gallery (2015) Hungary, Textile Arts Centre (2014) New York. Brigitta is a recipient of numerous awards, residency and fellowship programs. She has awarded grants from Arts Council of Ireland Travel and Training Award, Arts Council of Ireland Artists in Prison Scheme Award, Leitrim County Council Arts Bursary, Culture Ireland Award. Brigitta was acknowledged for her contribution to the arts of Ireland by the President, Mary Mc Alesse, 2008.

She has participated in residencies at NARS Foundation, Brooklyn, NY (2014), Textile Arts Centre, Brooklyn, NY (2014), ChaNorth, Chashama, New York( 2013), CAC-Woodside, Troy, New York (2012) in the USA. She is the recipient of the Leitrim Sculpture Centre Fellowship (2015), LOCIS, Europian Cultural Program between Sweden, Poland and Ireland(2014) and TRADE (2011) Fellowships, Ireland and KulttuuriKauppila, Finland (2006).

Currently she is the Education Fellow at the Wassaic Project and selected for the NYFA Immigrant Artist Mentoring Program. Brigitta's latest solo, GOLDENROD, a public intervention and pop-up tea shop was presented at the Ortega y Gasset Projects (2016.)

Entrée/Encore is a series of artists’ talks, discussions, and performances, launched in Fall 2016, which presents our artists and curators-in-residence in dialogue with the cultural community in NY and abroad. Whether it is former residency artists who return to NARS to share how their practice has developed since and new work, or current artists presenting ongoing projects, this initiative provides artists a critical environment to experiment with or contextualize multidisciplinary practices and perspectives within the languages of art and critical socio-political concerns.


 
Fake It 'til You Make It
Jun
21
6:30 pm18:30

Fake It 'til You Make It

 
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Jennifer Laiwint & AnA Collaborations Present

Fake It 'Til You Make It
June 21st @6:30pm

Jennifer Laiwint's six month residency at NARS culminates with a curated one-night performance, screening and dance event. "Fake it 'til You Make it" will bring together artists and friends from Laiwint's time in New York, in a pairing between AnA Collaborations and Jennifer Laiwint.  The event takes the term authenticity, and the many ways we strive for it, to task. What does authentic transformation look and feel like? Can we recognize it when it happens or achieve it while performing in highly constructed environments? “Fake It ‘Til You Make It” brings together artists who employ multiple strategies and mediums to navigate ambiguous spaces between authentic expression and performance, documentary and drama.  

Featured artists: AnA Collaborations, Harry Cepka, Lauren Francescone, Sascha Garrey, Nicholas Grubbs, Maya Jeffereis, James N. Kienitz Wilkins, Jennifer Laiwint

 Open Studios by residency and studio artists at NARS Foundation

NARS Foundation
201 46th Street, 4th Floor, Brooklyn, NY 11220

Gallery Hours
Monday-Friday: 12-5pm And By Appointment Only

For More Information, Please Contact   Info@Narsfoundation.Org / 718-768-2765.


 
Mar
19
2:00 pm14:00

Spring 2016 Open Studios

 
 

2016 Spring Open Studios
Saturday, March 19, 2-6pm

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 New York Art Residency and Studios (NARS) Foundation is pleased to invite you to join our 2016 Spring Open Studios on Saturday, March 19 from 2-6pm. This year’s Spring Open Studios will include work from both the Residency Program Artists and Studio Artists. Artists utilize the time in their studios to challenge themselves, experiment, and expand their practice within a community. Take advantage of the opportunity to peek inside the otherwise private work space of the artist, and see a glimpse of the exciting and innovative art that is being created in Sunset Park. As a result, artists can gain feedback and support for their work while visitors gain access to the artist’s inner world. 

 Participating Artists: Keren Anavy, Niamul Bari, Emily Berger, Fernanda Carvalho, Yen-Ting Chung, Hyunjung Cho, Sasha Cohen, Ana de la Cueva, Magali Duzant, Kate Geck, Cecilia Jansson, Jennifer Laiwint, Alexis Myre, Suzanne Russell, Noël St. John Harnden, Mauro Soggiu, Elena Soterakis, Clintel Steed, Bénédicte Thoraval, Gus Wheeler, Erich Winzer