"IT CAME FROM chashama" Exhibition

Austrian Cultural Forum NYC

poster for "IT CAME FROM chashama" Exhibition

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WochenKlausur Features, New York (USA), a project by Vienna-based group WochenKlausur, who are part of the Austrian Cultural Forum's tenth anniversary exhibition, OUR HAUS, focuses on contemporary positions and practices on the topic of housing and public space.

For the duration of the exhibition (which runs through August 26), nine New York-based organizations, associations, interest groups, and activists who deal with issues of housing and the urban built environment were chosen to use the ACFNY Gallery space for one week each. From July 9 to July 22, chashama will be the WochenKlausur "NPO-in-residence" at the ACFNY.

chashama will present the exhibition IT CAME FROM, in the WochenKlausur space within the ACFNY Gallery.

IT CAME FROM chashama highlights works from the chashama Collection which accentuate the diversity of media and subject matter tackled by their artists. The collection is an amalgamation of hundreds of works created by studio artists past and present while in residence in the chashama Studio Program. The exhibition bolsters chashama's efforts to support and present a wide range of artists to the New York public.

Founded by Anita Durst in 1995, chashama has been at the forefront of the movement to provide vital opportunities to artists of all stripes and expose new audiences to art through creative space redistribution. Landowners donate temporarily vacant properties that chashama recycles into creative hubs, and grants to artists, organizations and youth arts programs at free or highly subsidized rates. In the past year, chashama distributed $2 million worth of space to over 500 artists, reaching an audience of nearly 200,000.

[Image: Yu Zhang, Part Series 03, 2012, oil on canvas 12 x 12"]



from July 10, 2012 to July 22, 2012

Opening Reception on 2012-07-10 from 18:00 to 21:00

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