Parrish Art Museum Awarded Andy Warhol Foundation Grant

"Old Hickory" by Swoon to be featured in Radical Seafaring
"Old Hickory" by Swoon to be featured in Radical Seafaring, Photo: Tod Seelie, Courtesy Parrish Art Museum

The Parrish Art Museum has been awarded a $65,000 grant from the Andy Warhol Foundation for the Visual Arts in support of the new exhibition Radical Seafaring. The exhibition will feature a gallery of artists’ projects on the water, and will be on view at the museum from May 8 through July 24, 2016. The Parrish Art Museum was one of 16 art institutions in New York State to receive the prestigious 2015 Warhol Foundation Award, which was announced on June 5.

“I am very grateful to the Warhol Foundation, a longtime advocate for artists and freedom of expression, for encouraging and supporting Radical Seafaring, an exhibition that defines a new zone of creative practice in contemporary art,” said Andrea Grover, exhibition curator and the Century Arts Foundation Curator of Special Projects at the Parrish.

Radical Seafaring is a deeply multifaceted exhibition, publication and program initiative that will include two-dimensional works, sculptural objects, vessels, models, films and videos, as well as on- and off-site commissions. It comprises artists’ projects created on or inspired by the water.The exhibition will include the work of 25 artists including Bas Jan Ader, Ant Farm, Chris Burden, Mare Liberum, Marie Lorenz, Mary Mattingly, Robert Smithson, Simon Starling and Swoon.

Radical Seafaring will begin with the conceptual and performance art of the 1960s and ‘70s and extend to recent artistic research and site-specific works that involve relocating the studio, the laboratory or the performance space to the water. Parallel to the exhibition, field activities created in collaboration with artists will connect to communities and the region’s history, opening the door for complex conversations on art, the environment, the development of coastal areas and the long-term impact on life and the biosphere.

The Parrish Art Museum has been dedicated to illuminating and expanding the human consciousness through the involvement of art and the creative process. Radical Seafaring will be the catalyst to a new perspective on creative contemporary art, the exhibitions location on the seaside community of the Hamptons will inspire all who witness the visual congruence..

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