Nov
14
6:30 PM18:30

Exodus Commission: Kameelah Rasheed

Credit: The Arcades Project

Credit: The Arcades Project

Join Denniston Hill for an evening with 2019 Exodus Commissioned Artist, Kameelah Janan Rasheed, presenting a wholly new work that explores Denniston Hill’s thematic program Exodus.

RSVP Required, please email:  barbara@triangleartsassociation.org


About Kameelah Janan Rasheed

Kameelah Janan Rasheed (b. 1985, East Palo Alto CA and based in Brooklyn, NY) is the 2019 Katowitz Radin Artist in Residence at Brooklyn Public Library. Rasheed is an artist and learner seeking to make her thinking visible through an ecosystem of iterative projects such as “architecturally-scaled collages,” (Frieze Magazine, Winter 2018), poems/poetic gestures/words in the proximity of poems, long-form essays, publications, large-scale public works, digital archives, teaching, curriculum development, lecture performances, stand-up comedy, and other forms yet to be determined. Her past work has been presented at the 2017 Venice Biennale, Contemporary Art Gallery of Vancouver, New Museum of Contemporary Art, Brooklyn Museum, The Kitchen, Portland Institute of Contemporary Art, Institute of Contemporary Art - Philadelphia, Printed Matter, Jack Shainman Gallery, Studio Museum in Harlem, Brooklyn Museum, Bronx Museum, Queens Museum, Schomburg Center for Research in Black Culture, Brooklyn Academy of Music, and elsewhere. Rasheed is on the faculty of the MFA Fine Arts program at the School of Visual Arts and also works full-time as a social studies curriculum developer for New York public schools. She holds a BA in Public Policy and Africana Studies from Pomona College (2006) and an M.A in Secondary Social Studies Education from Stanford University (2008).

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Swerve Conversation Series: Keke Brown and Yo-Yo Lin
Dec
4
7:30 PM19:30

Swerve Conversation Series: Keke Brown and Yo-Yo Lin

2019 Denniston Hill resident Keke Brown and Yo-Yo Lin will be in conversation on community art practice that is racially equitable and disability-led. The conversation will center on artists of color working around modes of access and accessibility.

Presented in partnership with the Laundromat Project.

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Digital Colonialism
Aug
12
6:30 PM18:30

Digital Colonialism

Artist, activist, writer and educator, Morehshin Allahyari, a Denniston Hill 2019 artist in residence, looks critically at the political and social underpinnings of the everyday, examining human relations through the lens of the digital. Allahyari is specifically interested in what she has coined “digital colonialism,” the tendency for information technologies to be deployed in ways that reproduce colonial power relations.

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Open House 2019
Jul
20
2:00 PM14:00

Open House 2019

Each summer we open the farm house, surrounding garden and river paths to our alumni, friends and supporters to celebrate the year's Distinguished Performance Artist award recipient. This year’s recipient was Robbie McCauley. Attendees enjoyed performances, lunch and summer drinks in honor of Robbie McCauley on a summer afternoon in the Catskills.

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May
23
6:30 PM18:30

In Rehearsal

As artists are increasingly reflecting on modes of institutional knowledge production to make their work the role of the curator is shifting. This workshop thought through how these changes are shaping artist-curator dynamics, engagement and relationship to institutions, and community; as well as possibilities for curators and artists to work together to create contexts for performance in museums without dedicated performance departments.

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Mar
28
6:30 PM18:30

Find Out Where They At

"Find Out Where They At" uses text, sound, and sculpture to think about exodus as it exists in the psyche and the residue this type of departure leaves in those left behind. The title is derived from a line within Douglas Turned Ward’s play Day of Absence wherein a town wakes up to find that all the black people have disappeared without a trace.

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Between Sadness and Sanity
Nov
30
6:30 PM18:30

Between Sadness and Sanity

Denniston Hill and the Dedalus Foundation presents a conversation between Autumn Knight, whose work is interested in Black interiority in relation to coerced public spectacle and Nana Adusei-Poku, a Ghanian- German scholar whose current work focuses on cultural shifts and afro-pessimist aesthetics in Black Cultures.

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Cherie Dre (Work in Progress)
Aug
19
6:00 PM18:00

Cherie Dre (Work in Progress)

Cherie Dre is a work-in-progress solo performance about the showgirl alter ego of Yanow’s grandmother who suffered from bipolar disorder before the invention of modern treatments. Set in the 1950’s, the performance unfolds in two places simultaneously: her grandmother’s bedroom in the Bronx and a ballroom at the Concord resort hotel in the Catskills. 

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Conversation: Adrienne Edwards with Okwui Okpokwasil
Jun
6
6:00 PM18:00

Conversation: Adrienne Edwards with Okwui Okpokwasil

Organized by Denniston Hill, Dedalus Foundation presented a conversation between DH alumni Adrienne Edwards, whose work focuses on artists of the African Diaspora and Global South, and Bessie-Award-winning Okwui Okpokwasili, a Nigerian-American artist who works across performance disciplines and genres.

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Exile on Main Street (Wilde, Lam, Cleaver, Toklas)
Jul
20
to Jan 20

Exile on Main Street (Wilde, Lam, Cleaver, Toklas)

Cordova and De León's installation includes a reclaimed police cruiser cut in half with the passenger side left intact. Text written ont he exterior of the police cruiser references civil disobedience or subversive means of expression that evolved in New York in the early 1970s by Black and Latino youth.

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Trout Spots
Sep
5
12:00 PM12:00

Trout Spots

"Trout Spots" opened up an aperture to examine the ways "site" has been re-defined by artists working in a variety of different media, including sculpture, sound, text, and painting. The project, at Denniston Hill, moves from specific works that deal with “landscape” into an entire exhibition coping with this idea.

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Swim
May
11
to Sep 24

Swim

In the spring of 2011, artists Andy Ness and Matt Philips executed their first mural in the Denniston Hill pool. Andy had been one of Denniston Hill’s first residents and we are delighted that his first collaboration with Matt Phillips is a part of Denniston Hill’s growing landscape of permanent work.

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Dress Rehearsal for the End of Time: Swan Song Chorale (with ballet intermezzo), an underwater opera
Sep
6
6:00 PM18:00

Dress Rehearsal for the End of Time: Swan Song Chorale (with ballet intermezzo), an underwater opera

The sonic artist Juliana Snapper has staged operas that take shape around the material tension between water and air and the parallel spectors of drought and drowned, or ruined, cities. Maximizing bone conduction and controlling bubble output as part of a new vocal fabric, Snapper sings directly into the water, probing our shifting relationship to water and to each other in moments of crisis and emotional overwhelm.

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Aug
23
2:00 PM14:00

Swim Drink Eat Camp Listen!

Curated by kara lynch and Joshua Druckman, "Swim Drink Eat Camp Listen!" was Denniston Hill's first public exhibition project. Over 30 sound artists and musicians, including Sabrina Artel, Sanford Biggers, free103point9, Kenta Nagai, and Stephen Vitiello, transformed the landscape through installations, performances, and recorded walks.

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