Open Studio + Wikipedia Edit-a-Thon
Meet Triangle Arts’ four artists-in-residence at this intimate open studios for their DUMBO neighbors. Stop by after work, see the work, talk directly with artists, and have a snack!
Plus, artist-in-residence Heather Hart and the Black Lunch Table project will be hosting a Wikipedia edit-a-thon focusing on important but underrepresented New York area visual artists of the African Diaspora from 6-9pm. A training session will be held at the beginning, and help is available throughout the event. Please bring your laptop and RSVP here.
João Enxuto and Erica Love (US) work in multiple forms on topics related to systems (technological, institutional, and economic) that interface with the art field. Their current project Contemporary.Institute is the prototype for an experimental platform that can stage progressive interventions into the art economy. Enxuto received an MFA in Photography from RISD and Love holds BAs from Brown University in Economics and Visual Arts and an MFA from UCLA. Together they were fellows at the Whitney Museum Independent Study Program for 2012-2013. In 2017, Enxuto and Love were awarded a New York Foundation for the Arts (NYFA) Artist Fellowship and a Creative Capital Andy Warhol Foundation Arts Writers Grant.
Heather Hart (US) is interested in the power in enigmatic spaces: thresholds. They exist simultaneously inside and outside, private and public, minimal and handmade, spiritual and natural. Their content may further transform depending on the visitor and their perception. Her interdisciplinary practice fuses fabricated and historical belief systems; legends that have been bequeathed through generations mixed with invention and intuition. She is interested in not only creating site-specific liminal space for personal reclamation but also in questioning dominant narratives and creating alternatives to them.
Antti Nyyssölä’s (Finland) work is based on painting and its tradition and utilizes many different materials and self developed techniques. His work often deals with sublime phenomena through everyday notions. Recently, he has been working on pieces that invite interactivity, e.g, oversized artists’ books and rebuildable sculptures. In addition to traditional art institutions, he has presented his work in self-curated events in alternative city spaces, and has worked in collaboration with theatre practitioners.
Masahito Ono (US) (b. 1983, Tokyo, Japan) creates installations, photographs and films that explore memory, human condition, geopolitical boundaries, and the history, which the world has forgotten or de-experienced. Ono received his Master of Fine Arts from Parsons School of Design in 2015. Prior to moving to New York, he was an international video journalist working for global media organizations for nearly a decade. Ono had witnessed the rapidity with which stories and images decay as well as the role of society and the media in discouraging some stories. Ono creates his work in response to this past experience as a journalist. In contrast to news storytelling, Ono’s use of photography delves into the producer’s intimate relationship with the medium. Ono currently lives and works in New York.