September 16th, 2017
at Open Design House, East Hampton, NY
Organized by Alpha’a and Grupo < >
with the support of Open Design House.
This new project is envisioned not only as a fundraiser and exhibition but as a whole day of art and dialogue, which will include a poetry reading and live music on the rooftop. Laila Pedro, former senior-editor of the Brooklyn rail is writing an essay to accompany this project.
A series of new works in the form of limited edition fine art prints by Grupo < 11 > artists will be on display at Open Design House and available for purchase through Alpha'a webstie.
This event is being sponsored by UAI NY, Bruxo Mezcal and Lithology Brewing.
If you would like to join us please contact Marcela Flórido at firstname.lastname@example.org. Transportation to and from NYC is available.
Alpha’a is an institutionally-recognized business that sells contemporary prints online. They collaborate with artists in different stages of their careers to produce releases of limited edition art prints sold exclusively on their website and app. Alpha'a has exhibited at Art Rio, SP Arte, Art Basel, and PINTA. Their partners include A Gentil Carioca Galeria, Galeria Leme, Galeria Luciana Caravello, Galeria Silvia Cintra, Galeria Box 4, Galeria Nara Roesler. Alpha’s was founded by two Brazilian curators Manuela Seve and Renata Thomé.
The Open Design House was created by Brazilian architect Carla Guilhem, to show what is the trend in Brazilian furniture and Interior Design. For the 2017 Hamptons Edition, Ms. Guilhem, together with Brazilian Architects and Interior Designers like Leo Shehtman, Lu Marinho, and Patricia Hagobian have transformed a luxury Hampton residence into an exhibition of decoration, design art and architecture. https://opendesignhouse.com/the-open-design-house-2017/
To see the work, get more information or to purchase one of these prints please click on the images below.
WRITERS & POETS
Moara Rossetto Passoni (M.F.A. candidate on screenwriting-directing at Columbia University) is a director and producer. Born in Brazil, she graduated in Social Sciences at the University of São Paulo, studied Dance and Performance at PUC, and Philosophy and Aesthetics at Paris 8. She has two masters on Documentary: UNICAMP and FGV. Her first short-documentary "Tilden's Dream" was released at the International Documentary Film Festival "It's All True." And her firs narrative short film "Francesca" was released at Harvard Film Festival. She is a producer for the documentaries "Elena" and "Olmo and the Seagull" and "Impeachment" from Petra Costa (the first two, executive produced by Tim Robbins). Besides working with cinema, Moara has produced and curated seminars and exhibitions in Brazil. One of the biggest ones was "Revolutions: art, politics and aesthetics", at SESC São Paulo in partnership with the Brazilian Government Secretary for Human Rights, Institute for Social Technology - ITS BRASIL; and Boitempo Editora. Parallel to Columbia University, Moara is preparing her first feature film to be released in 2019.
Andrew Gorin is a poet and PhD student at NYU where his work concerns the intersection of contemporary poetry, affect, and the mass mediation of personhood and collectivity. His poetry has appeared inThe Boston Review, Prelude, IO, The Brooklyn Rail, and elsewhere. He produced the limited edition volume Six Counterfactual Landscapes for a show at Crush Curatorial in 2017. And his lyric/artists’ book Someone Like You is forthcoming from Gaus PDF in the fall. He has received residencies from Yaddo and the Millay Colony, has taught numerous courses in the CUNY system, and currently serves as a TA in the NYU department of English. Additionally, he helps organize for the poetics and publishing group The Organism for Poetic Research, where he is currently collaborating with a growing collective, that you are invited to join, on the ongoing emergency long poem Executive Orders, which will enter its third issue in early 2018.
Lucia Caleta is an Argentinean artist and writer living and working in NY. She studied at Universidad de Buenos Aires Literature and Semiotics where she also was a Professor. In NY she earned her MFA in Creative Writing at NYU where she received a scholarship and a special award to finish her thesis in Prague. She works as a collaborator in many magazines and newspapers of Latin America. She published two poetry books and she is now working in her first novel. Last year she held an exhibition in Museo Casa Bicentenario de Buenos Aires where she studies this relationship between writing and visual arts. She won the Argentinian prize Fondo Nacional de las Artes in 2016.
Amy Howden-Chapman was born in Wellington and lives in Los Angeles, USA. She has a MA in creative writing from Victoria University, and a MFA from the California Institute of the Arts. She Is co-founder of The Distance Plan, an organization that promotes discussion of climate change within the Arts. Her work has been exhibited widely in New Zealand and internationally, most recently by The Living Art Museum, Reykjavik, Iceland. She is currently the McCahon House artist in residence.
ESSAY BY LAILA PEDRO:
Laila Pedro is an editor, writer, and scholar born in Havana and based in New York. Her writing has appeared in Hyperallergic, N +1, The Brooklyn Rail, and others. She holds a PhD in French from the Graduate Center, CUNY, and is currently at work on a book about artistic and literary connections between Paris and Havana.
We would like to express our gratitude and acknowledge the support and generosity of all our sponsors