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Program Update: FanFair (aka Clothesline Art Sale) has been rescheduled for 2023 when our building reopens.

RING THE ALARM… A Conversation with Shinique Smith & Renee Cox

Q&A moderated by Phyllis Hollis, the founder and host of Cerebral Women Art Talks.

The idea for RING THE ALARM… A Conversation with series Renee Cox began with discussions on an exhibition of Black Artists that Renee Cox will be curating for the summer of 2023.

“Guild Hall is very excited to present this first installment of Ring the Alarm for 2021. We believe now more than ever that the need for open dialogue on art, race and politics is timely and something that we as a community at large need to engage in more. The response to the first 2 talks with Derrick Adams and Sanford Biggers was truly inspiring and we plan to continue this series of conversations leading up to the 2023 Summer exhibition that Renee Cox will guest curate.” –Christina Mossaides Strassfield, Museum Director/Chief Curator

Student Art Festival 2021: Past-Present-Future

The Guild Hall Student Art Festival (SAF) is a beloved tradition that encourages and showcases the artistic achievement and imagination of students, Kindergarten to Grade 12, on the South Fork of Long Island. 

As a celebration of both Guild Halls 90th Anniversary, and the centennial of the Village of East Hampton, this years festival, Student Art Festival 2021: PAST-PRESENT-FUTURE, looks to both our shared past and an imagined future. Through the practice of art and design, ranging from imagery of natural growth and metamorphosis to Futurism and Science-Fiction, students across the East-End have collectively produced an exhibit that reflects our past, acknowledges and celebrates our present, and imagines a changed and hopeful future.  

This festival begins with a free public opening of the exhibition, a series of weekend family workshops, and concludes with an awards ceremony for high school students.  

Curators
Casey Dalene, Curatorial Assistant & Lewis B. Cullman Associate for Museum Education
Anthony Madonna, The Patti Kenner Senior Associate for Learning and Public Engagement

Virtual Studio Visits with Christina Strassfield

Now that we are all home and want to be as productive as possible, take this opportunity to straighten up your studio, get your artist statement in draft form and invite the Guild Hall Museum Director/Chief Curator in! You can register for a 30-minute, remote one-on-one Zoom or studio visit with Christina Strassfield, Museum Director/Chief Curator.  Here is the opportunity to share your work, discuss your direction and get a formal critique of your work. Please register for one 30-minute session.  Registration is on a first come basis.

Session 1: 1-1:30PM

Session 2: 1:35-2:05PM

Session 3: 2:10-2:40pm

“Studio visits are the best part of my job but unfortunately often get pushed and put off because of time constraints.  This is the perfect time to hold this virtual studio visit program so that we can connect with one another and be ready to share actual work once the stay-at-home ban is lifted.  It is always exciting to see work in progress or transitions in an artist’s work.  I welcome the dialogue with the wonderful artists that have been so supportive of Guild Hall.”  – Christina Mossaides Strassfield

Registration Required – Free or additional Donation to support Guild Hall

Link will be emailed 24 hours prior to those who register

Family ARTivity Guide: All for the Hall

A new collaboration between Guild Hall and the Children’s Museum of the East End, the Family ARTivity Guide encourages children and parents of all ages to collectively explore the Guild Hall galleries. Using the guide as a prompt to observe and discuss the works on view, families will be introduced to various ways of engaging with the work, like drawing, discussing, writing, and even dancing! 

Family ARTivity Guides are available onsite at Guild Hall, or digitally available to complete at home with our Matterport tour. Registration for in-person visits is highly recommended.

Download the Guide.

Virtual Studio Visits with Christina Strassfield

Now that we are all home and want to be as productive as possible, take this opportunity to straighten up your studio, get your artist statement in draft form and invite the Guild Hall Museum Director/Chief Curator in! You can register for a 30-minute, remote one-on-one Zoom or studio visit with Christina Strassfield, Museum Director/Chief Curator.  Here is the opportunity to share your work, discuss your direction and get a formal critique of your work. Please register for one 30-minute session.  Registration is on a first come basis.

Session 1: 1-1:30PM

Session 2: 1:35-2:05PM

Session 3: 2:10-2:40pm

“Studio visits are the best part of my job but unfortunately often get pushed and put off because of time constraints.  This is the perfect time to hold this virtual studio visit program so that we can connect with one another and be ready to share actual work once the stay-at-home ban is lifted.  It is always exciting to see work in progress or transitions in an artist’s work.  I welcome the dialogue with the wonderful artists that have been so supportive of Guild Hall.”  – Christina Mossaides Strassfield

Registration Required – Free or additional Donation to support Guild Hall

Link will be emailed 24 hours prior to those who register

Virtual Studio Visits with Christina Strassfield

Now that we are all home and want to be as productive as possible, take this opportunity to straighten up your studio, get your artist statement in draft form and invite the Guild Hall Museum Director/Chief Curator in! You can register for a 30-minute, remote one-on-one Zoom or studio visit with Christina Strassfield, Museum Director/Chief Curator.  Here is the opportunity to share your work, discuss your direction and get a formal critique of your work. Please register for one 30-minute session.  Registration is on a first come basis.

Session 1: 1-1:30PM

Session 2: 1:35-2:05PM

Session 3: 2:10-2:40pm

“Studio visits are the best part of my job but unfortunately often get pushed and put off because of time constraints.  This is the perfect time to hold this virtual studio visit program so that we can connect with one another and be ready to share actual work once the stay-at-home ban is lifted.  It is always exciting to see work in progress or transitions in an artist’s work.  I welcome the dialogue with the wonderful artists that have been so supportive of Guild Hall.”  – Christina Mossaides Strassfield

Registration Required – Free or additional Donation to support Guild Hall

Link will be emailed 24 hours prior to those who register

Virtual Studio Visits with Christina Strassfield

Now that we are all home and want to be as productive as possible, take this opportunity to straighten up your studio, get your artist statement in draft form and invite the Guild Hall Museum Director/Chief Curator in! You can register for a 30-minute, remote one-on-one Zoom or studio visit with Christina Strassfield, Museum Director/Chief Curator.  Here is the opportunity to share your work, discuss your direction and get a formal critique of your work. Please register for one 30-minute session.  Registration is on a first come basis.

Session 1: 1-1:30PM

Session 2: 1:35-2:05PM

Session 3: 2:10-2:40pm

“Studio visits are the best part of my job but unfortunately often get pushed and put off because of time constraints.  This is the perfect time to hold this virtual studio visit program so that we can connect with one another and be ready to share actual work once the stay-at-home ban is lifted.  It is always exciting to see work in progress or transitions in an artist’s work.  I welcome the dialogue with the wonderful artists that have been so supportive of Guild Hall.”  – Christina Mossaides Strassfield

Registration Required – Free or additional Donation to support Guild Hall

Link will be emailed 24 hours prior to those who register

RING THE ALARM…A Conversation with Sanford Biggers & Renee Cox

The idea for RING THE ALARM… A Conversation with series Renee Cox began with discussions on an exhibition of Black Artists that Renee Cox will be curating for the summer of 2023. The first in the series was a conversation with Derrick Adams and Renee Cox both noted artists, colleagues and friends, who have a long history of exhibiting work and curating exhibitions that focus on empowerment, the black experience, and issues of contemporary life.  
 
We are delighted to welcome Sanford Biggers as the next artist to engage in the Ring the Alarm series of conversations. Sanford Biggers’ work is an interplay of narrative, perspective and history that speaks to current social, political and economic happenings while also examining the contexts that bore them. His diverse practice positions him as a collaborator with the past through explorations of often overlooked cultural and political narratives from American history. Working with antique quilts that echo rumors of their use as signposts on the Underground Railroad, he engages these legends and contributes to this narrative by drawing and painting directly onto them. In response to ongoing occurrences of police brutality against Black Americans, Biggers’ “BAM” series is composed of bronze sculptures recast from fragments of wooden African statues that have been anonymized through dipping in wax and then ballistically ‘resculpted’.  
 
“The need for open dialogue on art, race and politics felt timely and something that we believe the community at large was looking for. The response to that first talk was truly inspiring and we plan to continue this series of conversations next year and leading up to the 2023 Summer exhibition.” noted Christina Strassfield, Museum Director/Chief Curator.

ON DEMAND: A Virtual Conversation on the making of Shirin Neshat’s Land of Dreams

It seems only natural that the globally celebrated Iranian-born photographer and filmmaker Shirin Neshat — who has spent a lifetime revealing the injustices between classes and genders, mostly in Islamic societies — would eventually turn her iconic kohl-lined eyes toward the same discrepancies in her adopted home country, the United States.

The result — released earlier this year — is the Land of Dreams exhibition, a poignant and at times satirical two-part video installation on the hopes and desires of America’s marginalized masses, in particular, people of color in New Mexico, one of the poorest states. Neshat, who was named the most important artist of the decade by Huffington Post critic G. Roger Denson, included communities of immigrants (mostly Latino), African-Americans, and the Native American population.

And while she was filming Land of Dreams, Sophie Chahinian of The Artist Profile was filming her.

It all came together at Guild Hall in A Conversation on The Making of Shirin Neshat’s Land of Dreams on Sunday, October 18, at 5:30pm, featuring both Neshat and Chahinian on the John Drew Theater stage, interviewed by Guild Hall’s Executive Director Andrea Grover, recorded with all of the proper COVID-19 protocol in place.

The Making of Shirin Neshat’s Land of Dreams by Sophie Chahinian runs 25 minutes, and is part of the one-hour Guild Hall event, which focusses on Neshat’s life as an immigrant artist, the art world, and how it has changed in the current climate. 

“Recently I realized that part of the reason I never worked in America, even though I lived in this country, was that I never assimilated completely . . . as an Iranian-American, I still felt like an outsider,” Neshat admitted during the interview on stage at Guild Hall. “I never allowed myself to make a narrative about America, until today.”

Grover is uniquely positioned as a presenter, not only because of her relationship with Guild Hall, but as the founder of Houston’s Aurora Picture Show when she was only 27.

“Initially, Sophie had wanted to do a profile of Shirin Neshat for The Artist Profile Archive. Instead, Shirin invited her on-location to shoot a behind-the-scenes, making-of documentary. Shirin Neshat is probably one of the most renowned living artists. It was a huge honor to have her at Guild Hall and to interview her,” Grover said.

Chahinian’s film was included as part of the public programming of Neshat’s major exhibition Shirin Neshat: I Will Greet the Sun Again at the Broad Art Museum, October 2019 through Feb. 16, 2020. The documentary provides an alternate perspective on Neshat’s process and intention. Key members of the Land of Dreams film team provide insightful commentary about the personal and political backdrop to the surreal videos as they were being created. 

“Shirin Neshat is an artist whose work I have admired for years,” said Guild Hall’s Museum Director Christina Strassfield. “Her use of herself and other female characters in her art as well as behind the scenes in the creation of her films has always fostered an innate feeling of female empowerment. As a first generation Greek-American, I truly could relate to the issues she put forth on immigration, acceptance, and assimilation, and what each of those cost to you as the individual. Her films juxtapose the ethereal and gritty reality of life, and the play between them, as well as the psychological back and forth.” 

Of The Artist Profile’s founder, Strassfield added, “Sophie Chahinian is an amazing filmmaker who is doing excellent work documenting artists of every level and letting them speak in their own voice. The films that are part of The Artist Profile Archive will have a lasting effect and be an asset for generations to come. The Making of Shirin Neshat’s Land of Dreams is by far Sophie’s best work. She was able to capture Shirin’s energy and passion and have it come across in her own voice.”

A Virtual Conversation on the making of Shirin Neshat’s Land of Dreams

It seems only natural that the globally celebrated Iranian-born photographer and filmmaker Shirin Neshat — who has spent a lifetime revealing the injustices between classes and genders, mostly in Islamic societies — would eventually turn her iconic kohl-lined eyes toward the same discrepancies in her adopted home country, the United States.
 
The result — released earlier this year — is the Land of Dreams exhibition, a poignant and at times satirical two-part video installation on the hopes and desires of America’s marginalized masses, in particular, people of color in New Mexico, one of the poorest states. Neshat, who was named the most important artist of the decade by Huffington Post critic G. Roger Denson, included communities of immigrants (mostly Latino), African-Americans, and the Native American population.
 
And while she was filming Land of Dreams, Sophie Chahinian of The Artist Profile was filming her.
 
Now it all comes together at Guild Hall in A Conversation on The Making of Shirin Neshat’s Land of Dreams on Sunday, October 18, at 5:30pm, featuring both Neshat and Chahinian on the John Drew Theater stage, interviewed by Guild Hall’s Executive Director Andrea Grover, recorded with all of the proper COVID-19 protocol in place.
 
The Making of Shirin Neshat’s Land of Dreams by Sophie Chahinian runs 25 minutes, and is part of the one-hour Guild Hall event, which focusses on Neshat’s life as an immigrant artist, the art world, and how it has changed in the current climate. 
 
“Recently I realized that part of the reason I never worked in America, even though I lived in this country, was that I never assimilated completely . . . as an Iranian-American, I still felt like an outsider,” Neshat admitted during the interview on stage at Guild Hall. “I never allowed myself to make a narrative about America, until today.”
 
Grover is uniquely positioned as a presenter, not only because of her relationship with Guild Hall, but as the founder of Houston’s Aurora Picture Show when she was only 27.
 
“Initially, Sophie had wanted to do a profile of Shirin Neshat for The Artist Profile Archive. Instead, Shirin invited her on-location to shoot a behind-the-scenes, making-of documentary. Shirin Neshat is probably one of the most renowned living artists. It was a huge honor to have her at Guild Hall and to interview her,” Grover said.
 
Chahinian’s film was included as part of the public programming of Neshat’s major exhibition Shirin Neshat: I Will Greet the Sun Again at the Broad Art Museum, October 2019 through Feb. 16, 2020. The documentary provides an alternate perspective on Neshat’s process and intention. Key members of the Land of Dreams film team provide insightful commentary about the personal and political backdrop to the surreal videos as they were being created. 
 
“Shirin Neshat is an artist whose work I have admired for years,” said Guild Hall’s Museum Director Christina Strassfield. “Her use of herself and other female characters in her art as well as behind the scenes in the creation of her films has always fostered an innate feeling of female empowerment. As a first generation Greek-American, I truly could relate to the issues she put forth on immigration, acceptance, and assimilation, and what each of those cost to you as the individual. Her films juxtapose the ethereal and gritty reality of life, and the play between them, as well as the psychological back and forth.” 
 
Of The Artist Profile’s founder, Strassfield added, “Sophie Chahinian is an amazing filmmaker who is doing excellent work documenting artists of every level and letting them speak in their own voice. The films that are part of The Artist Profile Archive will have a lasting effect and be an asset for generations to come. The Making of Shirin Neshat’s Land of Dreams is by far Sophie’s best work. She was able to capture Shirin’s energy and passion and have it come across in her own voice.”
 
This presentation is the only offering this season from the Hamptons Institute.
 
Registration is required. The event is free, or attendees can make a donation to support Guild Hall for the premiere. A link will be emailed 24 hours prior to those who register.  
 
After October 18, the event will be available for viewing on Vimeo with a $5 donation.