By Roger Costa
Artist Abigail Reyes (b. 1984, San Salvador) in conversation with Diana Flatto, Assistant Curator of Visual Arts.
Promoted by Americas Society’s Visual Arts, the special series presents remote visits to artists’ studios, bringing exciting conversations to your home. Every Wednesday and Friday this month, contemporary artists will dialogue with specialists and curators expanding the trends in modern art.
Wednesday, June 17, 2020
5:00 p.m. Instagram Live: @americassociety.visualarts or find the event at https://www.as-coa.org/visual-arts
Featuring over 100 artists from May through August, Digital Discovery Festival announces its new line up. Movement and Music is the theme for the week, where artists are invited to create songs with a specific theme given by the curators.
The Digital Discovery Festival will be enlivened by the virtuosic and gracefully flamboyant playing style of Afro-Cuban jazz pianist Dayramir Gonzalez performing a 30 minute set of self-composed danzón on June 18.
Th eprogram will also host a Masterclass conversation-performance between vocalist Helga Davis, composer and National Sawdust co-founder Paola Prestini and the Grammy-winning opera countertenor and film actor Anthony Roth Costanzo on June 19. They will discuss important topics in their latest collaborations and perform new songs including “Fearsome this Night,” a song composed as a part of a dance opera choreographed by Christopher Williams.
Movement and Music:
Volume 6 of National Sawdust’s Digital Discovery Festival events are accessible on the newly-constructed [email protected] website, as well as on Facebook Live, entirely free of charge.
New Museum’s Department of Education and Public Engagement presents “Ensayos: Passages,” its first online artist residency, based on their commitment to contemporary art and pedagogy centered on personal and social growth. The international collective Ensayos (translated as “essays,”) will develop and present new work through this digital residency. Ensayos is a collective research practice enacted by artists, scientists, activists, policymakers, and local community members. Sustaining their focus on the ecopolitics of archipelagos for the past decade, they have developed distinct inquiries into extinction, human geography, and coastal health. Their New Museum residency will be multifaceted, including a web series, podcasts, public programs, and an experimental performance.
The series will visit countries such as Chile, and life of archipelagos on three additional continents, including inquiries in Eastern Australia, Norway, and New York.
You can find more information on the series at https://www.newmuseum.org/calendar