DeCordova New England Biennial 2019

DeCordova New England Biennial 2019
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On View Apr 05, 2019 - Sep 15, 2019
Exhibition Location: Museum
DeCordova New England Biennial 2019 presents a survey of contemporary art of New England, showcasing compelling and ambitious art-making in the region. The twenty-three artists selected for the Biennial are from all six northeastern states—Connecticut, Maine, Massachusetts, New Hampshire, Rhode Island, and Vermont. Featuring work across diverse mediums including painting, video, sculpture, photography, fiber art and ceramics, the Biennial will occupy all galleries of the Museum and extend into the Sculpture Park with new site-specific commissions.
DeCordova New England Biennial 2019 Artists:
An accompanying publication and full-slate of public programming will enrich the show’s presentation. The Biennial is a mainstay of deCordova’s programming and mission, and exemplifies the Museum’s commitment to New England arts. DeCordova began hosting its Annual exhibitions in 1989 and inaugurated the Biennial format in 2010.
The deCordova New England Biennial 2019 organizers are: Sarah Montross, Curator; Sam Adams, Koch Curatorial Fellow; Elizabeth Upenieks, Curatorial Assistant; Martina Tanga, former Koch Curatorial Fellow; and Scout Hutchinson, former Curatorial Assistant.
Support for this exhibition and publication was generously provided by anonymous donors, The Artist's Resource Trust Fund of the Berkshire Taconic Community Foundation, The Meredyth Hyatt Moses Fund, and the Nathaniel Saltonstall Arts Fund.

Member Preview Afternoon
Thursday, April 4, 12–2 pm

DeCordova members are invited for exclusive preview hours of the Biennial before it opens to the public. Get the first look into the galleries and join in a special discussion with deCordova curators Sarah Montross and Sam Adams. REGISTER

Curator-led Tour: deCordova New England Biennial 2019
Wednesday, April 10, 6:30
–7:30 pm
Join Curator Sarah Montross and Koch Curatorial Fellow Sam Adams for an in-depth look into the works on display in the Biennial. Learn about the works on view, the state of contemporary art in New England, and the process of mounting a large-scale exhibition with twenty-three artists. REGISTER

Art for April Vacation Week
–Friday, April 17–19, 1–3 pm (drop-in)
Inspired by deCordova New England Biennial 2019 and Arbor Day, join us as we create large-scale woven and architectural sculpture experiences in various locations in our 30-acre Sculpture Park. Designed for families with children ages 5–12, but all are welcome. LEARN MORE

DeCordova Biennial: Reflections on Tech & Human Experience
Thursday, May 2, 6:30–8:30 pm

Join Subforum, a team of Boston-area user experience design experts, in a sequence of conversations and activities throughout the Biennial galleries. Immerse yourself in dialogues about art, technology, and the human experience inspired by the art on display. REGISTER

Eli Brown's Museum of Queer Ecologies
Saturday, May 4, 1–3 pm

Join artist Eli Brown, whose work is featured in the Biennial, as he leads an artist talk and interactive workshop. He will be discussing his Museum of Queer Ecologies, a wide-ranging project that extends queer theory into ecological studies. REGISTER

Towers of Power: Self Portrait Sculptures with Biennial Artist Chanel Thervil
Sunday, May 5, 
1–3 pm
Collaborate with deCordova New England Biennial 2019 artist Chanel Thervil to represent your super power though vibrant color and bold, abstract shapes. Add your unique element to a massive community installation punctuating deCordova’s landscape. This special ArtWeek program is great for all ages! REGISTER

Confirmation: An Emilie Stark-Menneg, Lyrae Van Clief-Stefanon, and Desmond Bratton Performance
Thursday, May 23, 6
–7 pm
Join Biennial artist Emilie Stark-Menneg with collaborators Lyrae Van Clief-Stefanon and Desmond Bratton for a live performance of dancing, music, and poetry in deCordova’s galleries. Their piece will be in dialogue with Stark-Menneg’s film Confirmation featured in the Biennial. REGISTER

Art and Neuroscience: A Gallery Talk with Nancy Etcoff
Saturday, June 1, 1
–2 pm
How do our brains process beauty, color, and texture? Join Nancy Etcoff for a neuroscientific analysis of works in the Biennial. Dr. Etcoff, an acclaimed Neuroscientist specializing in beauty, will draw connections between art and the mind, offering a unique perspective on the Biennial and addressing the complex processes of visual perception. REGISTER

Biennial Artists Roundtable: Landscape’s Alternative Narratives
Thursday, September 5, 6:30
–8 pm
As deCordova New England Biennial 2019 comes to a close, Biennial artists Erin JohnsonJordan Seaberry, and Stephen Tourlentes reflect on representations of the land in their artwork, and on the personal and collective histories embedded in landscapes. REGISTER