Saturday, August 2, 2008

Incoming Resident

Eugen Radescu will be in residence with apexart October 16 - November 19, 2008. Stay tuned to read more about Eugen's thoughts and experiences as he explores the offerings of New York City.

More about apexart's International Residency Program:
The apexart Residency Program hosts individuals who generally reside outside of the U.S. for a one-month stay in New York City. Up to eight individuals are invited per season. Participants, from different disciplines and at different points in their career, are recommended by noted individuals (critics, museum professionals, artists, etc.) often from their home country who are familiar with their activities and believe their practice could benefit from a non-working visit to New York. Each person taking part in the program is invited to give a public presentation of some kind at apexart in whatever format best suits their practice. Residents are discouraged from production and are encouraged to meet with the many individuals who live and work in NYC who have agreed to be a part of the program.

We provide residents an apartment, airfare, cell phone, computer with internet access, and an extensive list of interesting contacts for them to meet with while they are here. We specifically discourage a promotional orientation to being here and ask the recommender to keep this in mind. Our hope is that the time will be spent visiting, exchanging ideas and taking advantage of New York City's cultural climate. Two primary considerations for participation in our program are that residents be over 30 years of age and have not spent time in New York City. We attempt to have our residents experience activities and individuals who are both relatable and doing substantial work in an effort to inform their work rather than promote it. We are trying to provide a more introspective and academic alternative to the careerism and promotional emphasis that sometimes exists in residency programs.

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