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Living in Public: A conversation with Matthew Mazzotta Sculpture Magazine May 2106
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Public Art Projects Aim To Create Community On Main Street Nebraska's PBS and NPR stations Nov 2015
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The Architecture of Social Space - Artvoices Magazine Fall 2014
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OPEN HOUSE is featured in the Nov 2014 issue of Sculpture Magazine
I am the second recipient of the new Chamberlain Award offered by the Headlands Center for the Arts in San Francisco, designed to support an artist working in the discipline of social practice who's work reflects on human lives and contributes to conversations about society. I will also be an artist-in-residence at Headlands, Fall 2015, along with a long list of other amazing artists.
I have started a new project called BYWAY OF ART that will be completed at the end of next summer where I will be leading the creation of 4 community-specific public artworks in 4 rural communities in Nebraksa funded by Artplace America
Singapore 2014-15 -- I was invited to be an artist in residence for 3 months (Nov 2014-Jan 2015) at the CENTRE FOR CONTEMPORARY ART SINGAPORE (CCA)
Video and Photos of OPEN HOUSE in a show entitled “Grey matter – materials, architecture and re-use” at the PAVILLON DE L'ARSENAL in Paris opening the 26th of september 2014
LOOKING FOR A LANDSCAPE is part of the group show REPROGRAMMING THE CITY 1 October 2014 - 4 January 2015 at the DANISH ARCHITECTURE CENTRE in Copenhagen
I will be going to Biella, Italy July 12-15 to be part of the workshop -- Socially Engaged Art Practices and Education in Contemporary Discourse at Cittadellarte-Fondazione Pistoletto
OPEN HOUSE also won the Public Art Network’s -- 2014 Year in Review, at the Americans for the Arts Conference, which is the only national program that specifically recognizes public art projects. Out of 345 projects from public art programs and artists around the world, 37 were selected for recognition of excellence. OPEN HOUSE was one of the 37 and also received the Top Choice (unanimous jury vote)!!
OPEN HOUSE wins Azure Magazine's 2014 AZ Awards!! --Top players in the international architectural and design community, from Canada, the U.S., Brazil, Japan and beyond, gathered as Azure announced the winners of its AZ Awards. From 652 entries from 36 countries to a shortlist of 49 finalists, 13 were selected (including OPEN HOUSE) as the outstanding winners at the Azure Magazine Gala.
Art Talks Lecture Series: Matthew Mazzotta - June 24, 2014 at Lesley University
OPEN HOUSE won the Jury's Choice in the Architizer A+ Awards category of 'Architecture +Urban Transformation' - A highly-esteemed jury of over 300 industry leaders including Rem D. Koolhaas, Liz Diller, Paola Antonelli, Yves Béhar, Joseph Altuzarra, David Rockwell, and Ian Schrager selected the Jury Winners.
April 19th at 5:00 pm --- At the Massachusetts Institute of Technology I am speaking as part of the two day symposium - Public Space?: Lost and Found
OPEN HOUSE won the 2014 Great Places Award from the Environmental Design Research Association for 'Place Design'
OPEN HOUSE won the BEST OF DESIGN AWARDS by the Architects Newspaper
April 25th and 26th -- I am traveling back to Rijeka, Croatia to speak at a book release party for the book - "Projects Along the Coast Line: Adriatic Identities" - This book includes Pier Shear - a public art project I was commissioned to create for the city of Rijeka in 2012 by the international cultural organization Musagetes.
May 18th at 1:00 pm -- I will present a talk called 'The Architecture of Social Space' at Open Engagement 2014 at the newly renovated Queens Museum
June 13th and 14th -- I will serve on a two panels during the Americans For the Arts conference in Nashville, TN called 'What Are the Best Ways to Use the Arts to Strengthen Rural Identity?' and 'Reconnect: Artists At the Core'.
Spring 2014 semester I am a Lecturer in Massachusetts Institute of Technology's program Art, Culture and Technology (ACT)
I will be giving and artist talk titled 'OPEN HOUSE: A House with a Secret' at Harvard University's Mahindra Humanities Center as part of Cultural and Humanitarian Agents on Tuesday, October 29, 2013 6:00pm Room 133, Barker Center
September 7th at 7:30pm - An outdoor screening of the film Men in Black 3 and the short film Andy Warhol eats a hamburger in York, Alabama for OPEN HOUSE'S summer series of free public events programed by the Coleman Center for the Arts
REPROGRAMMING THE CITY: OPPORTUNITIES FOR URBAN INFRASTRUCTURE
Boston Society of Architects -- June 25 - September 29, 2013
My piece 'Looking for a Landscape' is being shown in this show at the BSA "...a global overview of ways in which the existing infrastructure of cities around the world is being redesigned, repurposed, and reimagined to serve alternate and expanded functions for urban dwellers and visitors."
OPEN HOUSE 'hinges' on your support! - watch the video and help us
We have created a house that opens up and transforms into a 100 community theater. Yep, thats right... a transforming theater here in York, Alabama as a public art work for the community here. We are funded by the National Endowment for the Arts and the Visual Artsits Network, however, recently an unexpected cost came up that is preventing us from finishing the last phase of the project. We cranked out a video and now have a Indiegogo campaign and wanted to know if you could help us spread the word. Thanks so much for your time
Here is the link to donate directly or pass on to someone who can - OPEN HOUSE
Pier Shear - Rijeka, Croatia April - June 2012
I will be in Croatia this spring building a new community project called Pier Shear which introduces seven sheep to live on the main shipping pier of Rijeka, so that the wool from the sheep can be transformed into new artworks and installed on the pier by local artists and craftsman aimed at revealing the complexity of Rijeka's transitioning future. Opens Saturday April 21st at the end of the pier in Rijeka
Americans for the Arts: 2011 Public Art Network Year in Review
Steeped in Exploration was awarded the Americans for the Arts: 2011 Year in Review Public Art Award for Community engagement and social activism by jurors Gail Goldman, Kendal Henry, and Richard Turner
Cittadellarte-Fondazione Pistoletto June 15 - October 15 2011
Going to Biella, Italy to be part of the Cittadellarte-Fondazione Pistoletto Residence program called UNIDEE – University of Ideas
Pier Shear April - June 2011
In Rijeka, Croatia doing research for a new project called Pier Shear - Bringing sheep to the recently appropriated public pier, so their wool can be transformed into new artworks made as collaborations between local artists and craftsman to reveal the complexity of Rijeka's transitioning future.
Moving to Utica, NY for a couple of Months
Sculpture Space - Feb and March 2011
South Korea Oct 1st - Dec 20 2010
I will take part in a residency at Gyeonggi Creation Center
Park Spark Project - Aug 2010
Installing the Park Spark project involving methatne digesters in dog parks
The Park Spark Project is the transformation of dog waste (dog poo) into energy (methane) through a publicly fed methane digester as an interactive urban intervention that questions our current waste system, and at the same time creates an opportunity for others to participate in the (re)imaging of the byproduct energy (methane).
"Steeped In Exploration" -the Netherlands - March - April 2010 - is a teahouse powered by a methane digester in a remote community in the Netherlands. The digester transforms cow manure into methane gas, which will be burned to boil water for tea.
Steeped In Exploration is an invitation to the local people to join me on public outings to gather edible plants from the local landscape to make tea. Funded by the Peer Group
Show runs outside March 15th-April 5th 2010 (Smalle Ee, NL) then goes to De Galerij (Gallery) April 11th - May 30th (Drachten, NL)
Vermont - Oct 2009
At the Vermont Studio Center making another methane digester
Skowhegan - summer 2009
This summer I was a participant at Skowhegan school of Painting and Sculpture - very fun
Massachusettes Institute of Technology - June 2009
I just graduated from MIT's Visual Art Program this June after two years of cranking out a bunch of projects and traveling around the world.