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Virtual Arts at Wave Hill

Listen in on fascinating artist and curator talks tied to Wave Hill exhibitions, the Winter Workspace series and the Sunroom Space projects.

Elasticity of Place: Talk with Jennifer McGregor

Elasticity of Place: Talk with Jennifer McGregor

Have you experienced an artwork or a performance at Wave Hill that stays with you or changes how you think of nature in the city? And wondered what is behind those provocative projects? In this talk, Wave Hill Senior Curator Jennifer McGregor shares insights into how she has evolved place-based curating at Wave Hill and discusses the strategies she has developed to deepen the connections between artists, the gardens and Wave Hill visitors.

Maureen Connor: Curatorial Studies, 2005

This is an edited version of Curatorial Studies a video installation by Maureen Connor that she created by following curators Jennifer McGregor and Erica Strongin as they selected artists and the artists created their projects for Survive, Thrive, Alive. The project was presented as part of that exhibition in 2006.

Video edited by Ramsey Fendall, camera by Maureen Connor and Ramsey Fendall.

Fall 2020 Art Exhibition Events

Eco-Urgency: Artists Make the Case

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Eco-Urgency: Artists Make the Case is an online exhibition (June 23- August 25, 2020) and a weekly series of screenings, nature walks, foraging tips, and conversations with artists, curators and scientists, all focused on critical issues affecting ecosystems and biodiversity. Planning for the exhibition took place as Covid-19 was first reported and then started to spread. The parallels between the ecological issues addressed by the artists and injustices made apparent during the global pandemic as well as the recognition of systemic racism in our society, adds a powerful urgency to presenting this work.

Schedule: Tuesdays at noon at links below:

  • JUNE 23: Rachel Frank—Hidden Worlds: Virtual Nature Walk in Fort Greene Park
  • JUNE 30: Alexis Rockman in Conversation with Eileen Jeng Lynch (LIVE)
  • JULY 7: Candace Thompson Introduction to Foraging with Solar 1
  • JULY 14: Susan Rowe Harrison Leads a Mediated Walk in Juhring Nature Preserve
  • JULY 21: Richard Ibghy & Marilou Lemmens screen “Banding Young Eastern Loggerhead Shrikes in the Carden Alvar" and discussion with Hazel Wheeler and Jennifer McGregor (LIVE)
  • JULY 28: Alison Moritsugu in Conversation with Eileen Jeng Lynch
  • AUGUST 4: Courtney Mattison on Advocacy and Climate Change (LIVE)
  • AUGUST 11: Sasha Wortzel Discussing the Everglades with Rev. Houston Cypress (LIVE)
  • AUGUST 18: Francesco Simeti screens Unrelenting, in conversation with Jennifer McGregor Animated (LIVE)

Eco-Urgency follows the related 2018 exhibitions Avifauna: Birds and Habitat and Ecological Consciousness: Artist as Instigator, and the 2017 exhibition Jackie Brookner: Of Nature.

VSVN x Wave Hill Collaboration

VSVN x WaveHill is a ten day collaboration starting on May 10, 2020 between Virtual Studio Visit Network and Wave Hill. Over the course of these ten days, ten of Wave Hill’s Winter Workspace 2020 artists will lead an online studio visit, sharing bits of their practice in a casual show and tell format. VSVN x Wave Hill came out of a conversation with future Sunroom Project Space artist Gracelee Lawrence who started the Virtual Studio Visit Network in 2016. Click here for more information about VSVN x Wave Hill.

Meet the Artist: Zac Skinner

Wave Hill 2020 Sunroom Project Space artist Zac Skinner's installation of paintings and sculptures will open this fall. He explores ecological history, the Anthropocene and a dystopic future—all consequences of land and water pollution, industry and other threats that have caused the displacement of vulnerable individuals and entire ecosystems. Skinner has been collecting trash along the Hudson River, some of which will be used in his installation.

Returning to the Source Virtual Catalog

Returning to the Source was originally on view in Wave Hill House from January 19 to March 29, 2020. Returning to the Source closed early, on March 18, due to the outbreak of COVID-19. You can visit this show virtually by viewing this catalogue that includes all the artwork in the exhibition.

Returning to the Source celebrates ten years of Wave Hill's Winter Workspace Program and features 30 artists who capture the spirit of the Workspace.

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