ALL ARTS Collaborates With The Shed To Present 4 Emerging Black Artists In New York In Residence
ALL ARTS, the multimedia platform covering visual arts, music, theater, dance, film, literature and more, has announced a collaboration with famous cultural institution The Shed.
The collaboration aims to expand its Artist in Residence program with the introduction of four revolutionary young artists from New York City working across multiple disciplines.
The artist-produced content will have its world premiere at a festival in early 2022 and will be shown on the ALL ARTS broadcast station, the streaming app and other digital platforms.
In December 2019, ALL ARTS announced that Taylor Mac, MacArthur Fellow and Pulitzer Prize finalist for theater, was its very first Artist in Residence. “Whitman in the Woods.” by the Artist, a drag performance film exploring the poetry of Walt Whitman, premiered on ALL ARTS platforms last month.
New ALL ARTS Artist-in-Residence include Jonathan McCrory, an Obie Award-winning Harlem artist and Executive Artistic Director of the National Black Theater…
Instead of one artist, this year the program expands to four. New ALL ARTS Artist-in-Residence include Jonathan McCrory, an Obie Award-winning Harlem artist and Executive Artistic Director of the National Black Theater, which will create a visual and sound opera; and Matthew Whitaker, an extraordinary young musician enrolled in the jazz studies program at Juilliard in New York City, who is currently working on a biographical documentary exploring his musical evolution.
The two additional Artist-in-Residence were selected through Open Call, The Shed’s large-scale commissioning program for New York-based early career artists. DonChristian Jones is an artist, singer-songwriter, and producer who has exhibited and performed at the Whitney Museum, MoMA PS1, New Museum, Brooklyn Museum, and Carnegie Center.
Her outdoor performance was inspired by road trips taken with her mother and four sisters in the 1990s in Philadelphia. Le’Andra LeSeur works primarily with video, installation, photography, painting and performance, and her multichannel video and performance piece will dissect the effects of rhythm on the body in its quest for liberation.
“We are very excited to expand our Artist in Residence program and to work closely with The Shed to showcase these four incredible black artists, all working in very different disciplines. We can’t wait to showcase the innovative work they create, ”said James King, artistic director of ALL ARTS. “Our mission is to present and showcase each of these extraordinary artists to a large audience, as well as to strengthen our reach and visibility in the New York community.”
“Supporting local artists early in their careers is a fundamental aspect of The Shed’s civic work,” said Tamara McCaw, Civic Program Manager for The Shed. “Through our partnership with ALL ARTS, we are able to deepen the reach and impact of The Shed’s Open call commissioned program – connecting a group of dynamic and innovative artists with a wider audience.
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