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András Szántó and Terrie Sultan discuss the reopening of museums - 4/24/20

András Szántó and Terrie Sultan discuss the reopening of museums - 4/24/20

May 29, 2020

April 24th, 2020

In an article published recently in artnet.com that prompted responses from around the world, cultural strategist András Szántó posited the urgency of museums to lead the way to reopen as soon as is safely possible, providing a haven in a time of trauma and disruption and signaling a return to normalcy.

In this live-stream conversation with Parrish Art Museum Director Terrie Sultan, Szántó discusses the critical need for the arts in periods of crisis, a practical plan for the reopening of museums, and the long-term changes in their role and function.

About András Szántó
András Szántó, Ph.D. is the founder of New York-based András Szántó LLC, which provides strategic counsel to museums, cultural organizations, commercial brands, and educational institutions worldwide in all phases of the conceptualization and implementation of strategic plans and cultural initiatives. Clients have included: The Metropolitan Museum of Art, Peabody Essex Museum, Sculpture Center, Pioneer Works, MSU Broad Museum, Michigan State University, Kunstmuseum Basel, and The Dallas Museum of Art, among other nonprofit institutions. The firm is also behind many of the world’s leading brand initiatives in the arts including those of Audemars Piguet, Absolut, BMW, and Rolls-Royce. Szántó is a strategic advisor to Art Basel and is a long-time moderator of its Art Basel Conversations series.

Szántó is an influential writer and researcher in the fields of art, media, cultural policy, arts sponsorship, and philanthropy. Author and editor of numerous books and research reports, he has been a contributor to The Art NewspaperThe New York TimesArtforum, and many leading publications. András has taught art business and marketing at the Sotheby’s Institute of Art and served as director of the National Arts Journalism Program and the NEA Arts Journalism Institute, both at Columbia University.

 

 

Friday Nights at the Parrish are made possible, in part, by Presenting Sponsor: Bank of America

Additional support provided by The Corcoran Group and Sandy and Stephen Perlbinder.

Curator’s Talk: Corinne Erni with OptoSonic Tea - 4/10/20

Curator’s Talk: Corinne Erni with OptoSonic Tea - 4/10/20

April 23, 2020

April 10th, 2020

Last September, the Parrish Art Museum invited OptoSonic Tea to present an evening-length performance, featuring 18 of the world’s most innovative video and sound artists to interact with the architecture and landscape of the Museum. The durational and site-specific group improvisation featured visual artists performing live in different areas outside of the Museum building, while live musicians and sound artists performed coordinated and spatialized works by composer and Diapason Gallery founder/director Michael J. Schumacher.  The spectacle allowed the over 400 visitors to experience the Herzog & de Meuron designed building in entirely new ways.

Corinne Erni, Senior Curator of ArtsReach and Special Projects, hosted a conversation with OptoSonic Tea founders, intermedia artists Katherine Liberovskaya and Ursula Scherrer, about the performance at the Parrish, their work during Coronavirus, and upcoming projects with Sarah Weaver from NowNets Art who joined the conversation. 

OptoSonic Tea was conceived in 2006 as a series of salon-style meetings that explore various forms of live visuals and their interaction with live audio, followed by an informal discussion about the artists’ practices over a cup of green tea.

OptosSonic Tea @ The Parrish was presented on September 27, 2019 and was curated specifically for the Museum’s Platform series.

View highlights from the performance here: https://vimeo.com/379339796

VISUAL ARTISTS included Benton C Bainbridge, Bradley Eros, Andy Guhl, Kit Fitzgerald, Asi Föcker, CHiKA, Chris Jordan (cj), Katherine Liberovskaya, LoVid (Kyle Lapidus and Tali Hinkis), and Ursula Scherrer.

SOUND ARTISTS included Marcia Bassett, Ranjit Bhatnagar, Shelley Hirsch, Laura Ortman, Emma Souharce, Michael J. Schumacher, Keiko Uenishi, and Shane Weeks.

 

Platform:OptoSonic Tea @ the Parrish was made possible, in part, by the generous support of the Swiss Arts Council Pro Helvetia, mediaThe foundation inc., and Sandy and Stephen Perlbinder.

Our Friday Night programs at the Parrish are made possible, in part, by presenting sponsor Bank of America, with additional support provided by The Corcoran Group and Sandy and Stephen Perlbinder.

 
Conversation with artist Keith Sonnier and Lana Jokel, filmmaker of “Keith Sonnier – Sketches to Neon” - 12/14/18

Conversation with artist Keith Sonnier and Lana Jokel, filmmaker of “Keith Sonnier – Sketches to Neon” - 12/14/18

March 20, 2020

December 14, 2018

The Parrish hosted a special screening of the short film Keith Sonnier - Sketches to Neon, followed by a conversation with filmmaker Lana Jokel, and artist Keith Sonnier. Moderated by Alicia Longwell, Lewis B. and Dorothy Cullman Chief Curator.

Jokel’s 15 minute pilot illuminates the history and creative process of Sonnier, a pioneering figure in the fields of conceptual, post-minimal, video, and performance art who radically reframed the function of sculpture. Filmed at two locations in the Hamptons, the documentary follows Sonnier and Jokel to a local autobody shop where the artist is transforming a 1950s Oldsmobile into a mobile neon sculpture. The second location is Sonnier’s Bridgehampton studio, where he and Jokel discuss his process of transforming sketches and maquettes into neon works.

 

Our Friday Night programs at the Parrish are made possible, in part, by presenting sponsor Bank of America, with additional support provided by The Corcoran Group and Sandy and Stephen Perlbinder.

The Artist’s Lens: Conversation with Audrey Flack, artist from “Queen of Hearts: Audrey Flack” - 3/6/20

The Artist’s Lens: Conversation with Audrey Flack, artist from “Queen of Hearts: Audrey Flack” - 3/6/20

March 12, 2020

March 6th, 2020

As part of The Artist’s Lens series, co-presented with Hamptons Doc Fest. The Parrish hosted a special screening of Queen of Hearts: Audrey Flack, directed by Deborah Shaffer. Followed by a conversation with the artist Audrey Flack and Parrish Director Terrie Sultan. Queen of Hearts: Audrey Flack gives an intimate look at the life and creative process of Parrish collection artist, sculptor, painter, feminist, and rebel Audrey Flack whose 70-year career evolved from abstract expressionism in the 1950s to photorealism in the 1970s. One of the first women ever included in the famed Janson’s History of Art, Flack, at 88, is still creating with her unique style and indomitable spirit.

 

Our Friday Night programs at the Parrish are made possible, in part, by presenting sponsor Bank of America, with additional support provided by The Corcoran Group and Sandy and Stephen Perlbinder.

4 Little Girls: Conversation with director Kerri Edge, the performers, and tap dancer Omar Edwards - 2/22/20

4 Little Girls: Conversation with director Kerri Edge, the performers, and tap dancer Omar Edwards - 2/22/20

February 27, 2020

February 22nd, 2020

The Parrish hosted a special performance of 4 Little Girls: Moving Portraits of the American Civil Rights Movement, by the Edge School of the Arts (ESOTA), co-presented with the Hamptons United Methodist Church and with support from the Jerome Foundation for Jerome Artist Fellow, Kerri Edge. Followed by a conversation with artistic director Kerri Edge, the performers and special guest tap dancer Omar Edwards, moderated by Parrish Director Terrie Sultan. 

4 Little Girls: Moving Portraits of the American Civil Rights Movement is an experimental narrative film by Kerri Edge that infuses historical authenticity, contemporary dance movements (tap, modern dance, hip hop, and ballet) choreographed to spoken word and 60’s protest songs to recant the horrific story of Addie Mae Collins, Denise McNair, Carole Robertson, and Cynthia Wesley, the four young black girls who were violently murdered by the Ku Klux Klan when a bomb exploded in the basement of the Black 16th Street Baptist Church in Birmingham, Alabama, on September 15, 1963.

The story unfolds through the imaginative interpretations of present-day performing arts students whose teacher challenges them to go back in time and recreate the moments leading up to what Martin Luther King Jr. described as, “one of the most vicious and tragic crimes ever perpetrated against humanity.”

The Artist’s Lens: Conversation with Ursula von Rydingsvard, artist from “Ursula von Rydingsvard: Into Her Own” - 2/14/20

The Artist’s Lens: Conversation with Ursula von Rydingsvard, artist from “Ursula von Rydingsvard: Into Her Own” - 2/14/20

February 20, 2020

February 14th, 2020

As part of The Artist’s Lens series, co-presented with Hamptons Doc Fest. The Parrish hosted a special screening of Ursula von Rydingsvard: Into Her Own, directed by Daniel Traub. Followed by a conversation with Ursula Von Rydingsvard and Parrish Director Terrie Sultan. Ursula is a New York-based contemporary artist whose artworks encompasses sculpture and two-dimensional imagery. Her work, rooted in the sculpting of raw cedar, have been exhibited in galleries, museums and public spaces throughout the world. The film follows, from beginning to final installation, various recent commissions including those for MIT and Princeton University. It also explores her early struggles, passion and profound drive to become an artist. Told mostly through her own voice, the film includes interviews with colleagues, family members and close friends who offer additional perspective on her life and work.

 

Our Friday Night programs at the Parrish are made possible, in part, by presenting sponsor Bank of America, with additional support provided by The Corcoran Group and Sandy and Stephen Perlbinder.

Conversation with artist Deborah Buck and Dennis Scholl, Director of “Lifeline: Clyfford Still” - 2/7/20

Conversation with artist Deborah Buck and Dennis Scholl, Director of “Lifeline: Clyfford Still” - 2/7/20

February 13, 2020

February 7th, 2020

The Parrish hosted a special screening of Lifeline: Clyfford Still. Followed by a conversation with director Dennis Scholl and artist Deborah Buck, moderated by Parrish Director Terrie Sultan. Clyfford Still, one of the strongest, most original contributors to abstract expressionism, walked away from the commercial artworld at the height of his career. Extremely disciplined, principled, and prolific, Still left behind a treasure trove of works like no other major artist in history. With a wonderful mosaic of archival material, found footage and audio recorded by the artist himself, Lifeline paints a picture of a modern icon, his uncompromising creative journey and the price of independence.

Watch the Interview Here: https://vimeo.com/397035095

 

Our Friday Night programs at the Parrish are made possible, in part, by presenting sponsor Bank of America, with additional support provided by The Corcoran Group and Sandy and Stephen Perlbinder.

Artist to Artist: Mel Kendrick and Mary Heilmann on Louisa Chase - 3/8/19

Artist to Artist: Mel Kendrick and Mary Heilmann on Louisa Chase - 3/8/19

January 30, 2020

March 8th, 2019

Join artists Mel Kendrick and Mary Heilmann for an illuminating talk about the works of fellow artist Louisa Chase that are part of the Parrish Permanent Collection. Moderated by Parrish Director Terrie Sultan.

 

Our Friday Night programs at the Parrish are made possible, in part, by presenting sponsor Bank of America, with additional support provided by The Corcoran Group and Sandy and Stephen Perlbinder.

The Artist’s Lens: Conversation with Amei Wallach, Director of “Louise Bourgeois: The Spider, the Mistress and the Tangerine” - 1/17/20

The Artist’s Lens: Conversation with Amei Wallach, Director of “Louise Bourgeois: The Spider, the Mistress and the Tangerine” - 1/17/20

January 23, 2020

January 17th, 2020

As part of The Artist’s Lens series, co-presented with Hamptons Doc Fest. The Parrish hosted a special screening of Louise Bourgeois: The Spider, the Mistress and the Tangerine. Followed by a conversation with Amei Wallach and Parrish Director Terrie Sultan. Filmed with unparalleled access between 1993 and 2007, Louise Bourgeois: The Spider, the Mistress and the Tangerine is a cinematic journey inside the life and imagination of an icon of modern art. As a screen presence, Louise Bourgeois is magnetic, mercurial, and emotionally raw. There is no separation between her life as an artist and the memories and emotions that affect her every day. Her process is on full display in this extraordinary documentary.

 

Our Friday Night programs at the Parrish are made possible, in part, by presenting sponsor Bank of America, with additional support provided by The Corcoran Group and Sandy and Stephen Perlbinder.

Artists Choose Artists: Art, Science, and the Environment - 1/10/20

Artists Choose Artists: Art, Science, and the Environment - 1/10/20

January 16, 2020

January 10th, 2020

Join this multi-generational group of artists who all address environmental issues from different vantage points—Juror Lillian Ball, her two selectees Scott Bluedorn and Janet Culbertson, and Irina Alimanestianu (selected by Alexis Rockman)—as they converse with ecologist Carl Safina about how art and science can interact to draw attention to these issues. Moderated by Corinne Erni, Senior Curator of ArtsReach and Special Projects. 

 

Our Friday Night programs at the Parrish are made possible, in part, by presenting sponsor Bank of America, with additional support provided by The Corcoran Group and Sandy and Stephen Perlbinder.

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