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Works & Process at the Guggenheim New Virtual Commissions Series Began Last Sunday, April 19, 2020

Works & Process at the Guggenheim New Virtual Commissions Series Began Last Sunday, April 19, 2020

Published on April 21, 2020
Virtual Commissions: Chris Celiz

To financially support artists and nurture their creative process during these challenging times, Works & Process, the performing arts series at the Guggenheim, announces Works & Process Virtual Commissions.

With the generosity of the board, Works & Process will grant $40,000 in commissioning funds to artists who have been featured at Works & Process.

Artists from a wide variety of genres have been commissioned to create new works, less than 5 minutes long, while observing social distancing guidelines, that will premiere on Facebook, Instagram and YouTube (@worksandprocess) every Sunday and Monday at 7:30pm starting on April 19.


Confirmed Commissioned Artists:

Evita Arce * Ephrat Asherie * Brandon Stirling Baker *  LaTasha Barnes * Hope Boykin * Brian Brooks * Rena Butler * Chris Celiz * Anthony Roth Costanzo * Dylan Crossman * Machine Dazzle * Michelle Dorrance * Tom Gold * John Heginbotham * Michael R. Jackson * John Jarboe * Gabrielle Lamb * Pontus Lidberg * Missy Mazzoli * Ryan McNamara * Andrea Miller * Nico Muhly * Calli Quan * Jamar Roberts * Anthony Rodriguez * Penny Saunders * Claudia Schreier * Dan Siegler * Conrad Tao * Omari Wiles

Confirmed Commissioned Collaborations
Joshua Bergasse and Sara Mearns * Nora Brown and Caleb Teicher * Nathan Bugh and Gaby Cook * Alejandro Cerrudo and Ana Lopez * Adrian Danchig-Waring and Joseph Gordon * Larry Keigwin and Nicole Wolcott * Ashley Laracey and Troy Schumacher * Carson Murphy and Nicholas Van Young * Michael Novak and Josh Prince * Kamala Sankaram and Preeti Vasudevan
 
Confirmed Schedule to Date
April 19 - Chris Celiz; April 20 - Anthony Rodriguez

April 26 - Kamala Sankaram and Preeti Vasudevan; April 27 - Conrad Tao
May 3 - Michael R. Jackson; May 4 - Nora Brown and Caleb Teicher
 
Details are available at www.worksandprocess.org and the commissions will broadcast on Facebook, Instagram and YouTube.


 
SELECT ARTIST RESPONSES:

"What a wonderful way to support the dance community. Obviously, all of their performance fees are gone, but also so many work in restaurants or as yoga instructors and those gigs are on hold as well. I was just thinking about how I didn't know where my next dollar was going to come from and you answered that!"
 
"I'd love to donate my fee to a dancer who cannot legally file for unemployment and is stuck in New York."
 
"I'm so happy to hear that you've reached out to so many artists in my web of collaborators -- I'm, of course, experiencing personal hardship, but I'm much more broken up about the hardship that my collaborators are experiencing. Thanks for what you do."
 
"As soon as I read your email my head started going on ideas and I started experimenting. Thanks for reaching out and triggering my brain to experiment at home during this time!"

 


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