Bringing Worlds Together, A Rethinking Residencies Reader Launch Event (Audio)

Aug 13, 2023
Live streamed from Pioneer Works (Brooklyn, NY)

Rethinking Residencies celebrated the publication of Bringing Worlds Together: A Rethinking Residencies Reader on Sunday August 13, 2023 at Pioneer Works in Brooklyn, NY.

Introductions & Acknowledgments: Christina Daniels, Karen Helmerson
Readings: Kari Conte, Susan Hapgood
Building Communities: Eileen Jeng Lynch
Care/Accessibility: Prerana Reddy, Nova Benway
Public/Private: Galen Joseph-Hunter, Isabelle Hui Saldaña

Founded in 2014, Rethinking Residencies is a network of New York–based artist and curator residency programs. The group generates knowledge and resources, anchored together in cooperation and collaboration. Bringing Worlds Together: A Rethinking Residencies Reader is the first anthology on art residencies published in the United States. It is a companion to the Rethinking Residencies Symposium, which invited artists, curators, scholars, and residency organizations to address residency programs as critical sites of research and production within the visual arts. The eleven essays and three conversations in Bringing Worlds Together reflect on art residencies at present—at a time when residencies play a critical role in art’s ecosystem. They address a cross-section of ideas about residency programs, bound together by a deep concern for the care and ethics that go into shaping residency programs and hosting artists and curators.

Books are for free download here, and available for purchase here.

Commissioning Editor: Rethinking Residencies. Editors: Kari Conte and Susan Hapgood. Authors: Nova Benway, Eve Biddle, Jamie Blosser, Tania Candiani, Viviana Checchia, Kari Conte, Christina Daniels, Robin Everett, Dylan Gauthier, Susan Hapgood, Galen Joseph-Hunter, Jeffrey Kasper, Irmeli Kokko, Catherine Lee, Eileen Jeng Lynch, Sally Mizrachi, Howardena Pindell, Sanna Ritvanen, Nat Roe, Mierle Laderman Ukeles, and Nicholas Weist. Graphic Design: Esen Karol. Size: 8 ½ x 5 ½ inches. Page Count: 128. Publication Date: August 13, 2023. Edition Number: 1st edition. ISBN: 978-1-7320876-3-7. Price: 25 USD Paperback and Free Digital Version

Rethinking Residencies collaborating organizations represent a wide range of models, scales and approaches and include: Abrons Art Center, Eyebeam, Fire Island Artist Residency, Flux Factory, International Studio & Curatorial Program (ISCP), The Laundromat Project, Lower Manhattan Cultural Council (LMCC), Queens Museum, Pioneer Works, Recess, Shandaken Projects, EFA Project Space’s SHIFT Residency, Triangle, Wave Farm, and Wave Hill.