Open Session 16 will include artists: Esteban Cabeza de Baca, Crystal Z Campbell, Theodore Darst, Jonathan Ehrenberg, Young Joo Lee, Omid Shekari, Tariku Shiferaw
Open Sessions is a two-year program provides opportunities for selected artists to find new approaches for contextualizing and exhibiting their work through conversation, public programs, and exhibitions. Drawing may or may not be the primary means of art-making for Open Sessions artists. Open Sessions fosters a dynamic, ever-evolving dialogue with new drawing practices and practitioners, viewing drawing as an activity rather than a product.
From October 12 through December 2019, Open Sessions presents five exhibitions organized by Rosario Güiraldes and Lisa Sigal, Open Sessions Curators, together with participating artists. Conceived and organized over fourteen months, these exhibitions take the form of thematic group shows designed to highlight experimental work and ideas. In the second year of the cycle, Open Sessions curators organize a full-museum exhibition to which all Open Sessions artists contribute work that best manifests and/or expands the definition of drawing.
Open Sessions is made possible by the Horace W. Goldsmith Foundation, the Helen Frankenthaler Foundation, the Further Forward Foundation, and, in part, by public funds from the New York City Department of Cultural Affairs, in partnership with the City Council.
Image: Installation shot of Core Sample: Open Sessions 13. The Drawing Center, New York. December 13, 2018 - February 03, 2019. Photo: Martin Parsekian.