The Queens Museum’s Open A.I.R. Artist Services Program invites you to join curator Regine Basha for a meal and informal discussion at Dosa Delight.
Location: Dosa Delight 3566 73rd St
Jackson Heights, NY 11372. Train 7, 74th St, Broadway stop.
We believe that informal no-agenda meetings can be incredibly fruitful and generative for artists. Come ask questions, discuss your work, and share a delicious meal with curator Regine Basha and 9 other artists.
How does it work?
Answer Regine Basha’s question: How does making and thinking about art inform the way you live in the world?
By following this link: https://queensmuseum.wufoo.com/forms/dinner-without-an-agenda-w-regine-basha/
Please limit your answer to one line!
Submit your answer by October 8, 2015.
10 artists will be chosen based on their answers.
The event is free, appetizers are on us, but you will have to pay for your own drinks and entrees!
About Regine Basha
Regine Basha has been curating exhibitions since 1993 for non-profit institutions and independently in collaboration with institutions, artists, university galleries and diverse publics. She has worked extensively with artists who have incorporated sound or audio culture into their practice both materially and conceptually. Geographically she began her career in Montreal at the Saidye Bronfman Centre (SBC) and continued to work across the United States, including in Austin Texas as Adjunct Curator for Arthouse (The Contemporary Austin now) from 2002-2008 and also became co-founder of the Austin-based contemporary art initiative, Fluent~Collaborative. Since her return to Brooklyn in 2008, exhibitions have included : The Marfa Sessions (curated with Lucy Raven and Rebecca Gates) a town-wide series of commissioned sound installations produced with Ballroom Marfa; Speculative Futures (guest curated for Sculpture Center) at Bloomberg’s Headquarters with Julieta Aranda, Beth Campbell, Cao Fei, and Ana Prvacki; Exchange with Sol LeWitt a two-part exhibition for Cabinet space and Mass MoCa; Paul Pfieffer at the University of Texas, Austin; Mark of the Feminine for Contemporar Art Center, New Orleans; Most recently she curated a site-specific exhibition with 27 artists for a landmarked building (Old Bronx Court House) for No Longer Empty, New York. Basha has taught at RISD and CCS Bard, and has guest lectured extensively across the country in MFA and Curatorial Programs. She is currently Lead Project Consultant for Creative Time, and serves on the board of Art Matters.
Basha was born in Israel to Iraqi immigrants and grew up in Montreal and Los Angeles. She studied Studio Art at NYU and Concordia University and completed her MA in Curatorial Studies in 1996 at Center for Curatorial Studies, Bard College. She lives and works in Brooklyn with her son Ruben.
Websites include: bashaprojects.com and tuningbaghdad.net
About the Open A.I.R. Artist Services Program
Open A.I.R. draws on the Queens Museum’s resources, staff expertise, and networks to provide workshops and lectures that help artists grow their practice, advance their career, and develop sustainable lives as artists. Given the Museum’s commitment to socially-engaged art that crosses sectors, as well as attention to its role in neighboring communities, Open A.I.R. works to expand the notion of who is an artist and, moreover, utilizes a holistic view of how to support their potential to thrive and contribute to the cultural landscape of Queens and New York City more broadly. Tailored to artists in the outer boroughs, Open A.I.R. prioritizes the needs of artists of color, queer artists, and immigrant artists, facilitating conversations where art meets activism, and organizing experiences that bring together artists and non-artists.
Open A.I.R. is made possible by a generous grant from The Scherman Foundation’s Katharine S. and Axel G. Rosin Fund. Additional support provided by the New York City Department of Cultural Affairs and New York State Council on the Arts with the support of Governor Andrew Cuomo and the New York State Legislature.
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