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December 5th

Final 2015 Events for Peekskill Project 6 

Molly Haslund, Photo by Emma Nygard

Molly Haslund 1000 Wooden Balls Performance “Leaving / A – B”

Starting @ 100 N. Water Street

During this final performance Molly Haslund together with volunteers, will attach 1000 wooden balls on a string that will then be carried from 100 N. Water Street trough Peekskill ending at HVCCA. To sign up for volunteering please RSVP to: [email protected]
Photograph by Emma Nygard


SUNY Purchase Artist Talk
Details to come…
Photograph by Catherine Poarch

SUNY Purchase artists: 
Michael Barraco, Lydia Golbeck, Eleanor King, Lachell Workman
Phumele Tshabalala, Owen Hunter, Sarah Hewitt, Teke Cocina
Moderated by Faye Hirsch, Head of MFA program at SUNY Purchase

Alessandro Bulgini, Photo by Alessandro Facente

Peekskill Project 6
Talk Nr. 3: Taking Up Space: The Social Capital of Public Art,
the Aftermath and The Curator As Mediator


Content: What does it mean to create a meaningful art experience? What role is played by the relationship between text and art objects? How do these experiences contribute to social and cultural progress?

Talk Nr. 3 of the Taking Up Space series focuses on the aftermath, taking the opportunity to think about what happens when contemporary artistic practice does not benefit its intended public, but rather serves as a tool for ends other than those intended by the artist. Reflecting on these cases is fundamental to advance artistic practices that don’t take context for granted, and evaluate past experiences to improve future ones. Together, participating panelists will consider the responsibility of and critical role played by curatorial practice in bridging the gap between art production and public understanding. Through text, translation and storytelling, curators often have the capacity to build and reveal the mythologies behind the process of making work, as well as create new life for work through critical discourse that maintains the value and importance of artwork over time.

By exploring this fundamental closeness between curator and artist, throughout the creation process, Talk Nr.3 demonstrates how the current generation of curators is deeply exploring its role as mediator between art and life. In doing so, they are able to weave together the perceived and proposed realities between common people and artists, enriching this intersection through new language that reveals the intricacies of these shared worlds.

Christopher Eamon, Independent curator
Roxana Fabius, Freelance curator and co-curator of PP6.
Alessandro Facente, Independent critic/curator, AAI Curator and co-curator of PP6
Deborah Fisher, Director, A Blade of Grass
Chelsea Haines, Art writer, independent curator, and Co-curator of PP6
Tora Lopez, Performance artist, participating in PP6 with the App project “The Detour”.

Photograph by Alessandro Facente

December 6th

Robert Indiana, Love, 1966-1996

Join us from 3 to 5 pm as we send off this year’s exhibits in style!
PLUS the writers featured in Writing the Walls will be in-house to perform live in front of the artwork that inspired them!


From Robert Indiana’s iconic sculpture that plays on the power of the word ‘LOVE’, to Keith Edmier’s sculpture of the red rose bouquet Jacqueline Kennedy held the day her husband was assassinated, HVCCA invites the viewer to come to the exhibition and see love in some surprising and inspiring ways.

Artists included in the LOVE exhibition are drawn from communities around the globe:

Thordis Adalsteinsdottir, Emil Alzamora, Matthew Barney, Hernan Bas, Marius Bercea, Derek Boshier, Birgit Brenner, Skyler Brickley, Ross Chisholm, Debby Davis, Keith Edmier, Carole Feuerman, Moyna Flannigan, Stefanie Gutheil, Dieter Hacker, Bendix Harms, Ridley Howard, Robert Indiana, Sam Jinks, Sherry Kerlin, Angelika Krinzinger, Keegan Kuvach, Charles LeDray, Marin Majic, Robert Mapplethorpe, Nick Mauss, Shirin Neshat, Jonathan Newman, John Newsom, Joel Otterson, Djordje Ozbolt, Paul Pretzer, Michael Raedecker, Saul Raskin, Nathan Ritterpusch, Kalene Rivers and Dan Weise, Athi-Patra Ruga, Helen Sadler, Maria Tomasula, Richard Wathen, and Entang Wiharso.

Writing the Walls

The Hudson Valley Center for Contemporary Art (HVCCA) and director, Mara Mills, are really excited to present work for this season’s word/image project called, Writing the Walls! Over the past ten years, the word/image collaborations, between the HVCCA, Mills, and many of our writers, have resulted in poems, prose, and plays inspired by the art. Two of the plays created will have a second run at the Manhattan Repertory Theater in May and June 2015.

Writing the Walls is another opportunity to put word and art together. Writing the Walls invited writers to respond to works in the current art show at the HVCCA: Love: the First of the 7 Virtues. This word/image project was mainly for poets who live and/or work in Westchester to focus loving attention on the homefront.

Writers were invited in May and June of 2015 to commune with the art of the Love show at HVCCA choose one or two works that spoke to them, and write. In July, a committee choose work for inclusion.

August – December, selected poems/prose/plays are displayed with the related works around the gallery for visitors to read as they view the work. Work selected will be put  into a binder to be kept post exhibit in the museum’s library space.

Featured Writers:

Sam Bailey • Donna Barkman • Elizabeth Burk • Tess Cronin • Ruth Handel • Tony Howarth • Mindy Kronenberg • Robert Miss • Alicia Morgan • Richard Jeffrey Newman • Charlotte Walsh • Lily Wolf

“HVCCA is the most dynamic contemporary art site in
Westchester… Maybe one day, these regional, more experimental art places might supercede art-stately New York City.” —Ben Genocchio, NY Times