Artist Residencies: Residency as Catalyst
Water Mill, New York
The Watermill Center is pleased to launch ArteEast's Across Histories artist talk series, a curated series of talks exploring the radical potential, and limits, of residency programs as creative spaces for artists. In a series of panel discussions and talks, ArteEast explores the economics and cultural capital of residency models, residencies as refuge and alternative models for performance and curatorial work. A closing event invites regional residency programs to engage in a dialogue around the role/responsibility of residency spaces in the current revolutionary context of the MENA region. Artist Residencies: Residency as Catalyst will take place on May 7, 2011 at the Watermill Center. Speakers will include Barrak Alzaid, Artistic Director of ArteEast; Youmna Chlala, artist from Beirut, Lebanon; BB Chokra, artist from United Arab Emirates and past Watermill resident artist; and Sherry Dobbin, Director of the Watermill Center. The day will include:
3:30 pm - Artist Residencies: Residency as Catalyst. To RSVP email: firstname.lastname@example.org
5:00 pm - Tours of the Watermill Center with Director, Sherry Dobbin
7:00 pm - Watermill artists-in-residence, Joe Diebes, Christian Hawkey, and David Levine present an open rehearsal of their new opera inspired by Milli Vanilli.