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The Triangle Artists’ Workshop was created in 1982 by artist Anthony Caro and is known for its intensity of dialogue and the unique artistic community it generates. This summer the Workshop will assemble artists from around the world once again to make art intensely together for two weeks—working side-by-side, eating meals, and tirelessly exchanging ideas.

The 2015 Workshop will take place from August 23 – September 6 at Salem Art Works, located on the site of a century-old dairy farm on 120 acres of rolling hillside in rural upstate New York. Artists from across Africa, Asia, Europe, North America and South America will participate, including:

Caroline Bouissou (France)
Maud Bryt (US)
Andres Carranza (Costa Rica)
Thomas Couderc (France)
Jean-Philippe Dordolo (France)
Carl E. Hazlewood (Guyana/US)
Daniel Horowitz (US)
CHiKA (Japan)
Ariel Kleinberg (US)
Rose Kirumira (Uganda)
Céline Lastennet (France)
Rob List (US)
Leif Low-Beer (US)
Joshua J. Miller (US)
Ye-Eun Min (South Korea)
Trokon Nagbe (US/Liberia)
Carlos Pileggi (Brazil/Belgium)
Yann Pocreau (Canada)
John Roach (US)
Zoya Siddiqui (Pakistan)
Jill Trappler (South Africa)
Denise Treizman (Chile)
Julie Trudel (Canada)
Wing Yee Winnie Yoe (Hong Kong)
Save the date! We invite you to join us on Saturday, September 5th for our open-to-the-public Open Studios in Salem, NY. More details to come. A huge thank you to all of our supporters for making this 2015 Artists’ Workshop possible.

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Minna Pöllänen is a Finnish visual artist living and working in Helsinki and London. Pöllänen’s practice combines sculpture, photography, installation and performance, and her works are often site-specific. The focus of her work is on the politics of space, the act of looking, and more recently, on the economic and societal structures related to market society. She explores these issues through domestic objects and architectural forms. Pöllänen holds an MA (2011) in Fine Art Photography from London College of Communication, and is in residence at Triangle from July – September, 2015.

Learn more about Minna’s work here.

Image: Minna Pöllänen, (Mal)Function, site-specific mixed media installation, 2014.

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Nadim Abbas is a visual artist from Hong Kong. His work explores technologies of perception, culminating in the construction of complex set pieces where objects exist in an ambiguous relationship with their own image, and bodies succumb to the seduction of space. He studied sculpture at the Chelsea College of Art and comparative literature at the University of Hong Kong. Abbas is in residence at Triangle from June–October 2015.

Learn more about Nadim’s work here.

Image: Nadim Abbas, Afternoon in Utopia, mixed media installation, 2012.

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Gordon Hall is an artist based in New York. Hall’s exhibitions and performances have taken place at Sculpture Center, The Whitney Museum, Movement Research, EMPAC, The Brooklyn Museum, Foxy Production, The Hessel Museum, White Columns, and Chapter NY, among other venues. Hall is the director of the Center for Experimental Lectures, a lecture-performance series that has been hosted by MoMA PS1, Recess, The Shandaken Project, and by the Whitney Museum of American Art during the 2014 Biennial. Hall’s writing and interviews have been featured in a variety of publications including V Magazine, Randy, Bomb, Title Magazine, What About Power? Inquiries Into Contemporary Sculpture (published by Sculpture Center) and in Theorizing Visual Studies (Routledge, 2012). Hall is in residence at Triangle Arts Association from June–August, 2015.

Learn more about Gordon’s work here.

Image: Gordon Hall, “Read me that part a-gain, where I disin-herit everybody,” wood, paint, and performance-lecture, 50 min, 2014.

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Ezra Wube (b. 1980, Addis Ababa, Ethiopia) is a mixed media artist based in Brooklyn, NY. Ezra received his BFA (2004) from Massachusetts College of Art, Boston, MA and an MFA (2009) from Hunter College, New York, NY. Through autobiography his work references the notion of past and present, the constant changing of place, and the dialogical tension between “here” and “there”. Wube’s exhibitions include the Dak’Art 2014 Biennale, Dakar, Senegal (2014); The 18th International Festival of Contemporary Art SESC Videobrasil, São Paulo, Brazil (2014); and At the same moment, Time Square Midnight Moment program, New York, NY (2013). Wube is in residence at Triangle Arts Association from June–September 2015.

Learn more about Ezra’s work on his website here.

Image: Ezra Wube, Mela, stop-action animation, 1 min : 41 sec, 2011.

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Anne Liu is a speculative technologist, artist, lecturer, designer, and researcher. Interfacing the body with the spheres of architecture, prosthetics, and perception, she searches for the epiphanies linking scientific innovation with design fictions to catalyze revelations on a technologically mediated existence. Liu continually seeks to discover the unexpected, through playful experimentation, intuition, and speculative storytelling.

Most recently she completed her tenure as a researcher at Harvard Center for Green Buildings and Cities, where she developed the unit in Sensory Mediation, exploring how information visualization, augmented reality, and other emerging technologies can be harnessed to extend the human sensorium to redefine spatial experience. Liu has a B.A. from Dartmouth College, and received a Masters of Architecture degree from the Harvard Graduate School of Design. She will be continuing her explorations at the Media Lab at MIT this fall and will be in residence at Triangle from June–August 2015.

Learn more about Anne’s work here.

Image: Anne Liu, Vision Swap, video glasses, wireless video transmitter, wireless video receiver, micro cameras, appropriated welding masks, 2014.

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Friday, May 1, 6–9 pm
Saturday, May 2, 2–6 pm
Sunday, May 3, 2–6 pm

20 Jay Street Brooklyn, Suite 318 + 350

This spring Triangle invites you to our studios to view works-in-progress and engage directly with the artists whose projects span drawing, installation, painting, pedagogy, performance, photography, sculpture, video and more.

Elina Aho’s drawings and paintings are multidisciplinary and experimental in their approach, emphasizing the physical event and action of mark-making, its gestures and traces.

Greatly influenced by the context of her hometown of Urfa, Turkey, Sinem Dişli’s photography and site-specific installation considers the delicate cycle of life and interruption of it.

Tamar Ettun Moving Company is a group of dancers and actors who perform repetitive strenuous actions based on artist Tamar Ettun’s sculptures. Join them for an experiential movement workshop focusing on empathy.

Marley Freeman’s studio will be transformed every hour on the hour, as art handlers, students, and curators choose and install new selections of her paintings.

Kenya (Robinson)’s artistic alter ego CHEEKY LaSHAE hosts a special karaoke cocktail hour with a performance that muddles the boundaries between audience and performer.

Shane Aslan Selzer shares recent videos and collaborative projects that develop micro-communities where artists can expand on larger social issues such as exchange, critique and failure.

Be sure to join us for special kickoff and closing events: Friday, May 1 at 4:30 pm karaoke and performance by Kenya (Robinson). Sunday, May 3 at 5 pm participatory movement workshop with Tamar Ettun and collaborators Mor Mendel and Sabrina Shapiro.

Triangle is partnering with the Sharpe-Walentas Studio Program for joint open studios at 20 Jay Street, so also be sure to stop by Suite 720.

Special thanks to Eyebeam, the Finnish Cultural InstituteLagunitasSan Benedetto and Two Trees for their support of Triangle’s 2015 Open Studios.

Image: Artist talk by Meredith Nickie at Triangle Open Studios, September 2014.

 

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Triangle studios visits during the Dumbo Arts Festival

In partnership with the Visegrad Fund, artists from the Czech Republic, Hungary, Poland, and Slovakia can apply for a 3 month residency at Triangle in New York City. The 2015 residency takes place from September 1–November 30 and includes studio space, accommodation and €4,000 stipend. Deadline is April 30th. Full details and application are here.

Image: 2014 Futura/Visegrad artist-in-residence Jan Brož discusses work-in-progress in his studio at Triangle Arts Association. 

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Visual artists from more than 40 countries on 6 continents have had life-changing experiences at Triangle Artists’ Workshop since 1982. From February 3–April 5 we need your help to raise funds in support our 2015 Workshop—a very special edition dedicated to the memory of Triangle’s founder, the distinguished sculptor Anthony Caro. Triangle requires your support to provide artists with this incredible experience of experimental research, art making and dialogue, alongside peers from all across the world.

Please DONATE TODAY and help enable this extraordinary opportunity for the next generation of Triangle artists.

Triangle is a 501(c)(3) non-profit organization and your donation is tax deductible to the full extent of the law. Thank you for your support!

Image: Anthony Caro and workshop artists at the very first edition in 1982.

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Elina Aho is a Finnish visual artist, working across fields of visual art, performance, multidisciplinary collaboration, artistic research, participatory work and artistic intervention. She holds a Masters degree in Fine Art Practice from The Glasgow School of Art, specialization degree in artistic intervention from The University of the Arts, Helsinki as well as a Masters degree in psychology. She is interested in the interface between disciplines such as visual art, sound, and performance. Her work explores the corporeality and the physicality of drawing and painting as well as gesture, action, and traces of mark-making. Aho is in residence at Triangle Arts Association from April–June 2015.

See more of Elina’s work on her website: www.elinaaho.carbonmade.com

Image: Elina Aho, 5 minute drawing with charcoal, 2012.

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