HQTBD | Still//Life
Peggy Ahwesh, Ephraim Asili, Conor Backman, Annie Bielski, Hannah Black, Jeffrey Gibson, Elise McMahon, Takeshi Murata, Aily Nash, Nick Payne, Carla Perez-Gallardo, Daniel Seward, Tristan Schipa, William Stone, Earl Swanigan, Jon Wang
May 22 - June 14, 2015
Opening Night - May 22, 6-10p
Back Gallery, Basilica Hudson
110 South Front Street, Hudson, NY
Hours Su-F 12-4p / or by appointment
special events schedule below
HQTBD presents Still//Life, a 3D rendering of contemporary practices in the Hudson area.
A still life (plural still lifes) is a work of art depicting mostly inanimate subject matter, typically commonplace objects which may be either natural (food, flowers, fruit, dead animals, plants, rocks, or shells) or man-made (drinking glasses, books, vases, jewelry, pipes, coins, iphones, and so on).
As an art historical tradition, the still life creates relationships through the arrangement of everyday objects. Composed of sculpture, video, furniture, food, painting, sound, movement and discussion, this exhibition reimagines the still life as a living arrangement, activated by the bringing together of works and programs by artists of diverse backgrounds into a single community space.
HQTBD / Headquarters To Be Determined is a parasite project that inhabits and programs various spaces in Hudson, NY. The first iteration will take place in the Back Gallery at Basilica Hudson from May 22 - June 14. HQTBD will serve as a container and framework for an exhibition and a series of events-- performances, screenings, talks, and food. It will also function as a temporary headquarters for the community, open for local hours, serving coffee and juice throughout the week. HQTBD is organized by Hannah Black, Elise McMahon, Aily Nash, and Jon Wang.
SCHEDULE (Subject to change. Please check our website for updates.)
May 24 - June 14 OPEN HOURS Sun-Fri 12-4p
May 22 OPENING 6-8p Soup
May 22 SCREENING 8p Peggy Ahwesh / Ephraim Asili / Takeshi Murata
May 22 PERFORMANCE 9p Tea & Qi with WANGSHUI
May 25 PERFORMANCE 5p Post Script with Annie Bielski
May 27 TALK (TBD)
May 28 FOOD 8p Dinner
May 31 FLAG WORKSHOP 2-7p with Basilica Hudson
JUNE 1 PERFORMANCE 7p Carla Perez-Gallardo
JUNE 2 FLAG WORKSHOP 2-7p with Basilica Hudson
JUNE 3 TALK (TBD)
JUNE 4 DANCE 4p Auto Body with Lucy Seager
JUNE 8 PERFORMANCE (TBD)
JUNE 10 READING GROUP 7p Reena Spaulings (a novel)
JUNE 11 FOOD 8p Potluck
JUNE 13 FLAG DAY 12-8p Open Hours
JUNE 14 CLOSING 11a Chia Brunch