ARTnews recently profiled our partner for Marfa Dialogues/New York,the Rauschenberg Foundation, discussing its various philanthropic endeavors, notable programs, and the organization’s relationship to the life and goals of its founder: the late painter and activist, Robert Rauschenberg.
“Marfa Dialogues/New York” is just one of an array of initiatives funded and supported by… Read More >
Marfa Dialogues/New York alum, Tattfoo Tan, recently unveiled his newest project, Nature Matching System at Seymour Dual Language Academy in Syracuse, New York. As described by the artist: “The Nature Matching System is a color chart… used to remind us to consume our recommended daily dose of fruits and vegetables.”
The project, which is composed of a “curriculum”… Read More >
On Saturday, May 3rd Marfa Dialogues/NY participant, Mary Miss and game designer Josh Debonis will offer an “exploration” of Madison Square Park and the surrounding neighborhood using methods influenced by the Situationist’s Dérive. Using the term, Ludogeography (which means “to let play influence movement through an urban space”), Mary Miss and DeBonis lead participants through:
Fortunately, if you missed Nora York’s performance of Water Water Everywhere last November at MDNY program partner, Joe’s Pub at the Public Theater, you have another chance to see this collaborative and “provocative new work.”
As described by BRIC:
In their new multi-media song cycle, singer and conceptual artist Nora York and co-composer Jamie… Read More >
In partnership with Marfa Dialogues/NY, Creative Time Reports recently published an article by artists Barbara Arrindell and Ruth Hardinger. In it, they “argue that natural gas is not a ‘bridge fuel’ to less hazardous energy sources, but a grave danger to communal resources and the global climate.”
The… Read More >
Presented as part of Carbon 14: Climate is Culture Performance Series with Cape Farewell Foundation, This Clement World is “a fiercely creative and charismatic tribute to our rapidly changing environment, as seen through the prism of Cynthia Hopkins’ deeply personal lens and wild cross-disciplinary style. Performed live with a 15-piece chorus and band, This… Read More >
In partnership with Marfa Dialogues/NY, Creative Time Reports presents a panel discussion on how culture can help visualize the impact of climate change with artist Maya Lin, Natural Resources Defense Council President Frances Beinecke and Creative Time President and Artistic Director Anne Pasternak.
Read more at Creative Time!
How do climate change and environmental issues relate to art? High Line Art set out to answer this question, investigating the intersection between art and the environment. High Line Art is the curated program of Friends of the High Line, which manages and oversees the High Line park. To explore artistic production and the environment, High Line Art curated a… Read More >
Tan, who was born in Malaysia and moved to New York in 2000, calls himself a “social sculpture artist” who collaborates with the public around ecology, food and urban agriculture issues. He has studied permaculture and composting, and… Read More >
On November 9, the Cape Farewell Foundation hosted an exciting panel and dialogue at the Rauschenberg Project Space between artists Mel Chin, Melanie Gilligan, Tom Ackers, David Buckland, Tom Rand, and environmental advocate, Hamilton Fish. Luckily if you missed out on the event, we do have these fantastic images from the night. Thanks to curator Amy Lipton from… Read More >
The blog, “State of the Planet”, recently reviewed the Earth Institute and PostiveFeedback’s event, Art/Science Speed-Dating, where artists and scientists were brought together for quick conversations, and the hope of igniting “sparks” of inspiration for future collaborations.
The night began with a panel discussion, after which:
the crowd of approximately 25 artists and 25 scientists commenced speed-dating each other. After five minutes was… Read More >
Ballroom Marfa Presents: A Night with C. Spencer Yeh and Messages November 21, 2013 | 7 pm | FREE Part of Marfa Dialogues/New York
Rauschenberg Project Space 455 W. 19th Street New York, NY
In keeping with Quiet Earth‘s ongoing examination of humanity’s… Read More >
Last week’s conversation between Maya Lin and NRDC President Frances Beinecke, now archived online. From the NRDC website …
On Monday, November 4th, two of the leading voices on the issue of climate change — artist and honorary NRDC Trustee Maya Lin and NRDC President Frances Beinecke — discussed the critical role… Read More >
The complete performance of Nora York’s sold-out show Water Water Everywhere/Nay Any Drop to Drink, for your consideration.
Art in America profiles Mary Miss, whose second MD/NY CaLL Walk takes place this Sunday, November 10 from 12 noon – 4 PM beginning at Broadway & 23rd Street (at the SW entrance to Madison Square Park). An excerpt …
A longtime advocate of environmental awareness, Miss was eager to participate in the Marfa Dialogues, she said in… Read More >
Marfa Dialogues/NY: Walking and Bicycle Tours (Saturday and Sunday) Several free events, pairing artists and scientists, will focus on how those in the art world can address problems associated with climate change. The programming is being offered… Read More >
From MD/NY partner ecoartspace:
Artist Eve Mosher gave a talk as part of the Marfa Dialogues New York on October 30th, 2013, hosted by ecoartspace curator Amy Lipton at the Rauschenberg Project Space. The artist shared the story of her public art project HighWaterLine where she marked the ten-feet-above-sea-level line along nearly 70 miles of coastline, in lower Manhattan and Brooklyn, with a… Read More >
Well, even if Handel’s suites are not overtly about water, your project certainly is. How did you approach the issues of climate change and the politics surrounding water, which are only just… Read More >
Be sure to attend the Cape Farewell Foundation’s recently announced event: “Climate is Culture” and the video installation, DEEP TIME, by artists Melanie Gilligan and Tom Ackers.
Here is the flyer with more details:
For additional information please visit the Cape Farewell Foundation.
NRDC President Frances Beinecke writes about her conversation with Maya Lin — taking place tonight at TK — on the NRDC Switchboard blog:
Marfa Dialogues, Maya Lin, and Me: How Artists and Advocates Can Protect the Environment
I spend my days calling on lawmakers, community leaders, and concerned citizens to address the threat of climate change. Many of… Read More >
Italian tech publication Arshake reviews MD/NY partner IMC Lab + Gallery’s ongoing exhibition Climate Art: New Ways of Seeing Data:
Climate and climate change-related data lend themselves to becoming creative material for artists who process and visualize these issues through specifically designed softwares. Climate is both the subject and the object of the «Climate Art: New Ways of Seeing… Read More >
MD/NY partner Staten Island Arts’ ongoing exhibition Tattfoo Tan: New Earth MRE is profiled by Fast Company…
Tan greets guests for the opening of his latest work in a khaki shirt, cargo pants, and a flint striker on his belt loop. For someone who has spent much of the past two years training himself in disaster preparedness, Tan… Read More >
State of the Planet on Superhero Clubhouse’s “Don’t Be Sad, Flying Ace!” and “Field Trip: A Climate Cabaret”
In preparation for Superhero Clubhouse’s premiere tomorrow (in partnership with PostiveFeedback and the Earth Institute at Columbia University), be sure to read this post on the Earth Institute’s blog: State of the Planet.
As research continues to show how drastically Earth’s climate is changing, it is important to find effective ways to… Read More >
Tomorrow is the Carbon Tax Center’s “Panel: How Will A Carbon Tax Change Our Lives?” and if you’re going to be in New York, be sure to attend this important discussion.
The panelists include:
Denis Hayes: Author, organizer, activist. Chair of the Seattle-based Bullitt Foundation that advances sustainability in the Pacific NW. Former director of the U.S. Solar Energy Research… Read More >
Tomorrow night October 30th at 7pm at the Rauschenberg Project Space, artist Eve Mosher will tell the story of her public art project titled HighWaterLine where she marked the ten feet above sea level line in lower Manhattan and Brooklyn with a baseball line marker over the summer of 2007. Little did she know when she conceived of this project… Read More >
Thank you to Architectural Digest for reviewing Ballroom Marfa’s Quiet Earth for its AD Daily blog.
Energy and water conservation are big concerns in Marfa, Texas, a small town that sits on the sweeping plains of the Chihuahuan Desert in the western part of the state. So it seems fitting that an exhibition organized by an arts nonprofit… Read More >
Be sure to check out these podcast episodes presented by Mary Miss/City as Living Laboratory in preparation for their event tomorrow.
Although there are a number of great recordings by Mary Miss at Culture Now, here are two of the most relevant to MD/NY:
Click here to read the first installment of Julie Martin‘s essay looking at the roots of Robert Rauschenberg’s social and environmental activism, and those ties with the ongoing Marfa Dialogues/New York program sponsored in part by the Rauschenberg Foundation.
E.A.T. board member Theodore Kheel had long been an advocate for public transportation, and as… Read More >
In anticipation of Triple Canopy’s MD/NY events tomorrow (October 26th) and November 23rd, be sure to read Peter Fend’s exciting essay “This Can Happen Now”, which was previously published by the organization in May. Fend proposes to make an island off the coast of Somalia called Socotra into a “model of ecological development—beyond petroleum, beyond nuclear, beyond industrial… Read More >
An excerpt from “Bridging the Gap,” by Alex Travers in Quest Magazine…
“Gap Ecology (Three Still Lives with Cherry Pickers and Palms),” Socrates Sculpture Park’s current installation by artist David Brooks, is composed of three 60-foot boom lifts filled with plants….
The artist’s extraordinary gesture was inspired by the light gaps—exposed areas formed by falling trees that allow new species… Read More >
On October 12, The IMC Lab + Gallery held an opening reception for “Climate Art: New Ways of Seeing Data.” The exhibition is curated by Isabel Walcott Draves, and features the work of established software artists Ursula Endlicher, Ben Fry, Aaron Koblin, Nathalie Miebach, Camille Seaman, and Karolina Sobecka. These artists seek to measure the immeasurable, using data… Read More >
If you can’t join us here in Manhattan for this historic climate change summit, please join us via the above player for a live stream of Brian Lehrer’s discussion with …
– Physicist and visionary environmental scientist Amory Lovins
– Chief of Energy Finance and Planning for New York State Richard Kauffman
On October 24th, the Center for NYC Affairs at the New School presents FOOD & CLIMATE CHANGE: Growing a Cultural Movement. As described by the Center for NYC Affairs:
“This forum aims to spur discussion and action among farmers, urban community leaders and innovators, designers, artists, policymakers, scholars and others who are engaged in developing effective and imaginative responses to… Read More >
MD/NY partner Concord Free Press’s new free book of photography is profiled in the New York Times …
After Hurricane Sandy swept through the region, people wandered the Rockaways like zombies, cloaked in blankets to protect against the mid-autumn chill. Families were left traumatized by homes reduced to skeletons. For weeks, the elderly and disabled, trapped in their apartments… Read More >
Images from the October 15, 2013 opening reception for Quiet Earth
Rauschenberg Project Space 455 W. 19th Street New York, New York
Gallery hours: Wednesday – Saturday, 11am-6pm Photographer: Benjamin Lozovsky/BFAnyc.com
Here are some images from the wonderful WATERWASH ABC event with Reverend Billy and the Earthalujah Choir on October 5. A big thank you to Lillian Ball for sending us these photos.
—- For more information on the event, check out WATERWASH’s profile page.
From “Can Marfa Bring Its Magic to Manhattan?” in T Magazine …
You don’t have to be a scientist, engineer or policy maker to weigh in on the impact of climate change. Right now, all around New York City, visual artists, architects and performers are tackling the subject as part of Marfa Dialogues/New York, a two-month series of… Read More >
For those of you lucky enough to be in London for Frieze this weekend, make sure to stop by Altman Siegel‘s booth to see artist Trevor Paglen’s new work: Prototype for a Nonfunctional Satellite. Paglen, whose work is currently part of Ballroom’s Quiet Earth exhibition in New York, is one of… Read More >
On November 1st, four distinguished and provocative thinker-scholar-activists —Denis Hayes, Elizabeth Yeampierre, Juliet Schor and Tim DeChristopher –will discuss ways in which a U.S. carbon tax could transform Americans’ beliefs and practices regarding consumption, energy use and the natural world, and also re-connect the environmental movement to wild nature, community and diversity.
Doors open at 6:00pm, light refreshments will… Read More >
by David Brooks, an artist commissioned by Socrates Sculpture Park as part of Marfa Dialogues/NY
When considering a sculptural intervention to take place in NYC, that would act both as a symbolic gesture as well as a discursive device furthering a conversation around climate change, I naturally thought of the Amazon!
In the Amazonian forest, the onslaught of rainy season… Read More >
SOME HISTORY: Robert Rauschenberg and Social and Environmental Activism By Julie Martin
When Robert Rauschenberg Executive Director Christy MacLear saw some early photos of a meeting in the large space at 381 Lafayette Street, familiarly called the Chapel, she recognized it as the same room that had held the 2012 planning session for the upcoming Marfa Dialogues/NY. Soon after, she… Read More >
Parked on the block where Gallery Aferro, with the support of the Newark Arts Council, curated several shows with local Newark artists, the GhostFood truck served art patrons and the general public over 3 days (October 11-13).
The GhostFood truck debuted in Philly earlier in the week.
Next week on Tuesday October 15th from 6-8pm, Ballroom Marfa opens Quiet Earth at the RRF Project Space at 455 West 19th St.
Gallery Aferro’s GhostFood will be parked outside the opening.
Additional partner programs at the RRF Project Space at 455 West 19th St include:
Triple Canopy– Speculations (The Climate) October 26, 3pm
Check out the GhostFood schedule on our Gallery Aferro page.
Beginning October 22, the Cooper Union School of Art and the Institute for Sustainable Design present EMISSIONS: Images from the Mixing Layer, featuring work by Coleen Fitzgibbon, Ruth Hardinger, Joe Lewis, Christy Rupp, and Rebecca Smith.
Coleen Fitzgibbon is an independent film and video director/producer on various documentary and experimental shorts, studied at Boston University’s School of Fine Arts, NYU’s Film Studies,… Read More >
OUR CLIMATE, OUR CITY, OUR FUTURE: HURRICANE SANDY ONE YEAR LATER
Community Conversations on Environmental Justice & Rebuilding Focus: The Lower East Side
Oct. 29, 2013 6pm-8pm
University Settlement 184 Eldridge Street New York, NY 10002
Community Conversations on Environmental Justice & Rebuilding Focus: Brooklyn
November 6, 2013 6pm-8pm
Brooklyn Historical Society 128 Pierrepont Street Brooklyn, NY 11201
There is… Read More >
Snapshot from the Quiet Earth installation in New York City, featuring two of our former interns working on a Maya Lin piece.
A Devastating Chronicle of the Aftermath of Hurricane Sandy
The Rockaways—published on the first anniversary of Hurricane Sandy by the Concord Free Press—combines visceral photos by renowned photographer Gilles Peress (Telex Iran, Farewell to Bosnia) with the voices of residents of The Rockaways, one of the communities hit hardest by the superstorm. The CFP will distribute 3,000 copies of The Rockaways via… Read More >
WNYC announces their collaboration with Marfa Dialogues/NY:
CLIMATE CHANGE: A ROADMAP FOR SURVIVAL
Hosted by WNYC’s Brian Lehrer
Thursday, October 24, 2013 2:00 PM
THE JEROME L. GREENE PERFORMANCE SPACE 44 Charlton Street New York, NY 10014
Tickets: $15 $10 for students or nonprofit employees; use code CHANGE (please present ID day of show at box office)… Read More >
FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE: New York, New York – September 23rd 2013 – The IMC Lab + Gallery is pleased to present “Climate Art: New Ways of Seeing Data”, a show on the perspectives of data, climate, and art curated by Isabel Walcott Draves, Founder of LISA (Leaders in Software and Art).
This data visualization exhibit is part of the Marfa Dialogues/NY,… Read More >
The new issue of The Washington Spectator, with an introduction to MD/NY from Marfa Dialogues co-founder Hamilton Fish of the Public Concern Foundation, which publishes The Spectator
This special issue of The Washington Spectator coincides with the launch of the Marfa Dialogues/New York project—a citywide public conversation on climate change scheduled for this October and November in New York…. Read More >
Robert Rauschenberg Summer Knight Glut, 1987 Assembled metal parts, 67 1/2 x 96 x 9 inches (171.5 x 243.8 x 22.9 cm) Robert Rauschenberg Foundation
Art © Robert Rauschenberg Foundation/Licensed by VAGA, New York, NY
Photo by Dorothy Zeidman
The Edible Geography blog talks with artists Miriam Simun and Miriam Songster about their GhostFood project.
From a street-parked GhostFood truck, Simun and Songster and their team of trained staff will be serving a menu of three items, each of which conjures up a future dining experience for a food whose supply is currently threatened… Read More >
Six years ago, on September 14, I had walked along the Boulder Creek, following the blue discs in artist… Read More >
Finally, a lively and informative evening on exposure to radiation, the third rail of the energy debate. Reception and dinner on October 4 in Suffern, New York (Rockland County). Alec Baldwin to host. Order your tickets today at firstname.lastname@example.org
A profile of Vadis Turner, artist in residence at MD/NY program partner Materials for the Arts. Read more about MFTA and their MD/NY schedule of events on their profile page, or click here for the official press release.
From Materials for the Arts:
It’s a week before her exhibition opening in the MFTA gallery,… Read More >
ecoartspace presents Eve Mosher’s HighWaterLine ACTION GUIDE, the first in a series of ten art and ecology learning guides presenting replicable social practice public art projects.
In 2007, Mosher spent the summer marking the ten feet above sea level line throughout Lower Manhattan and Brooklyn to make visible for residents living along the coastline what scientists had been projecting as an increase in… Read More >
An essay and slideshow in The Huffington Post from Francesco Fiondella — Senior Communications Officer with MD/NY partner The International Research Institute for Climate and Society — about the IRI’s research in Chile:
The Elqui River basin in Chile’s Coquimbo region is one of the driest places on Earth. It receives only… Read More >
Marfa Dialogues/NY Releases Two-Month Schedule of Events Examining Climate Change Through Art, Activism and Science
FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE Monday, August 26, 2013
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Marfa Dialogues/NY Releases Two-Month Schedule of Events Examining Climate Change Through Art, Activism and Science
More Than 30 Leading Cultural, Academic and Advocacy Organizations Involved in Interdisciplinary Project to “Spark a Citywide Conversation about Climate Change”
New York, NY – The Robert Rauschenberg Foundation, Ballroom Marfa and the… Read More >
In June 2013 the Robert Rauschenberg Foundation invited me (with @JoesPub at The Public) to present a concert as part of the Marfa Dialogues/NY on Climate Change. #MDNY Their invitation provided me an opportunity to start exploring the vast subject of water; I chose Handel’s Water Music Suite as my foundation. Here is the… Read More >
Last year Hurricane Sandy hit where I live and work — New York City — devastating the whole North East. I was struck by what was right before my eyes. Water was everywhere, there were cars floating down the streets of lower Manhattan. Water brought the largest city in the USA to its knees. When the Robert Rauschenberg Foundation invited… Read More >
A letter to the editor from Fairfax Dorn and Hamilton Fish, from the July 25, 2013 Big Bend Sentinel:
To the many friends and supporters of the Marfa Dialogues in the high desert – We have exciting news: the Marfa Dialogues project is hitting the road and will be opening this fall in New York City with a series… Read More >
THE BUCKMINSTER FULLER INSTITUTE ANNOUNCES
2013 BUCKMINSTER FULLER CHALLENGE