Dispatch: Artist Talks on International Collaborations, with Donna Huanca, Adelita Husni-Bey, and Ezra Wube

Public Program
Mar 5, 2016
Saturday, March 5, 4–5pm
with Donna Huanca, Adelita Husni-Bey, and Ezra Wube

Art in General
Ground Floor Gallery
145 Plymouth Street (Map)
Dumbo, Brooklyn, NY 11201

In the context of Beyond Credit a group exhibition of Georgian artists presented in partnership with the Center of Contemporary Art – Tbilisi, Georgia, three New York-based artists will reflect back on their recent experiences with Art in General’s International Collaborations program in the Eastern European region. This series of artist talks will include individual presentations on projects shown in Tbilisi and Riga during 2015, and tackle larger concerns around trans-national exchange, including questions of political and infrastructural difference, site-specificity, value distribution, productive failure and experimentation.

While firmly rooted in New York City, Art in General has a long history of working internationally. The International Collaborations program provides emerging artists abroad with the opportunity to create and present new work in New York, introducing audiences to exciting artists from regions of the world that are otherwise underrepresented in the U.S. The program also offers New York-based artists opportunities to engage with, and present works at, international partner institutions. The program’s institutional partnerships span two or more years to facilitate an exchange that is reciprocal in its goals and provides the capacity for audience and network building.

Donna Huanca: Polystyrene’s Braces and Ezra Wube: Palindrome were exhibited at the kim? Contemporary Art Center (Riga, Latvia) and Adelita Husni-Bey: Postcards from the Desert Island film, installation and workshop were part of the 2nd Tbilisi Triennial, organized by the Center of Contemporary Art (Tbilisi, Georgia) in 2015.

Art in General’s International Collaborations program in the Eastern European region is generously supported by the Trust for Mutual Understanding.

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Art in General was founded in 1981 and supports the production of new work by local and international artists primarily through its New Commissions Program and its International Collaborations program. Art in General also produces an annual symposium What Now? on critical and timely issues in artistic and curatorial practice.

General Support of Art in General is provided by the Institute of Museum and Library Services; the New York State Council on the Arts with support of Governor Andrew Cuomo and the New York State Legislature; the Cowles Foundation; Toby D. Lewis Donor Advised Fund of the Jewish Federation of Cleveland; and by individuals. This program is also supported, in part, by public funds from the New York City Department of Cultural Affairs in partnership with the City Council.

The New Commissions Program is made possible by the Trust for Mutual Understanding; National Endowment for the Arts; Jerome Foundation; Ruth Ivor Foundation; The Greenwich Collection; and the Milton and Sally Avery Foundation. Support has also been provided by Commissioners’ Circle leaders Jeffery Larsen and Joseph Bolduc; Commissioners’ Circle supporters Richard Massey and David Solo, and Commissioners’ Circle members Nader Ansary, Rob Colangelo, Don Erenberg, Roya Khadjavi-Heidari, Mary Lapides, and Leslie Ruff.