Professor Holly Hughes will be in residence at the New Museum, in conjunction with Creative Time, Dixon Place, and the Center for Lesbian and Gay Studies at the CUNY Grad Center. The residency at the New Museum will coincide with performances of one of Hughes’s plays, directed by Emilia White (MFA 12) and featuring Hughes’ students from the Interarts Program, at CUNY Grad Center and Dixon Place on May 7, 8, 9.
Other details of the residency include:
NEA 4 in Residence + Radical Business Plans for Performing Beyond the Limits of Public Funding
May — June 2013
A two-part multi-artist performance residency and research project in conjunction with “NYC 1993” and Ideas City 2013. The NEA 4 (Karen Finley, Holly Hughes, Tim Miller, and John Fleck), in collusion with four solo artists whose practices place them beyond the limits of public funding, tackle contemporary issues surrounding funding for performance art today in light of the culture wars of the early 90s.
PART 1: NEA 4 in Residence: Four Early Revolutionaries in America’s War on Culture
A series of individual weeklong residencies with Karen Finley, John Fleck, Holly Hughes, and Tim Miller, in conjunction with the New Museum’s current exhibition “NYC ‘93” and Ideas City.
PART 2: Radical Business Plans for Performing Beyond the Limits of Public Funding
The NEA 4, in collaboration with four artistic directors who supported their work during the culture wars of the 90s, will select four contemporary New York-based solo artists whose medium is performance and whose practices are deemed to place them at the fringes of being able to benefit from public funding. These artists will engage in a collaborative weeklong research residency to develop innovative business plans for better sustaining their practices beyond the limits of public funding. These “radical business plans” will be shared in a culminating event on Saturday, May 5 at 4pm at the New Museum as part of Ideas City. A multi-bill event showcasing performance works by each of the four selected artists precedes this presentation on Friday, May 4 at 7pm.
Beyond the Limits
Performance: Friday, May 3, 7pm
In conjunction with Ideas City, this showcase event provides a glimpse into the selected artists’ performance practices, with each artist presenting a 20-minute excerpt of their work.
Final Presentations: Saturday, May 4, 4pm
Radical Business Plans for Performing Beyond the Limits of Public Funding
The residency completes at the closing of Ideas City with a presentation of four individual business plans by the four emerging “unfundable” artists (or, perhaps, one joint business plan proposal by all of them together). The presentation is followed by a discussion with the audience.