Town Hall Meeting
Town Hall Meeting is a grassroots art history workshop.
In operation since March 2008, Town Hall's founders, Chris Stiegler and Dina Shaulov are committed to hosting a variety of art experiences throughout the New York metro area.
Town Hall identifies salient topics within the arts and use these to springboard discussions with groups of varied invitees. One of Town Hall’s main goals is to foster dialogue and curate conversations on and about contemporary art. In addition to this, Town Hall seeks to contextualize contemporary art practice by means of historical research and by employing a myriad of technique and implementation.
Some recent projects to date include:
Project 11 – New York School of Painting – in progress.
This project focuses on codifying the painting style of contemporary New York based painters. Town Hall will select a range of talent – of both emerging and established artists to discover and critique the inherent formalist and technical features of the New York School of Painting, from the early 21st century. Town Hall have been and will continue to conduct Studio Visits and art chats with abstract painters in and around New York City.
Project 14, A symposium on Borders, held on the Clipper City ship, August 17, 2009
A roving discussion held aboard a Tall Ship replica docked at the South Street Seaport in NY. The presentations surrounded ideas of Borders and included more specifically topics of: Nation-States and Non-Space, The Internet, and the Ship of Fools.
Project 16.1 and 16.2, A MET-ing, Metropolitan Museum of Art - Sunday October 25th, 2009 and November 20, 2009
A tour of art and art objects led by Town Hall and invited guest ‘tour guides’. This morning of art will be organized without the MET knowing or feeling our presence.
Project 17, Art’s Birthday
In collaboration with another grass roots art organization called Parlour, Town Hall hosted a Birthday Party for Art’s 1,000,047th birthday. Initiated in 1963 by artist, Robert Filliou this historic day is globally linked and celebrated around the world. A traditional party was held in NY on 1/17. Gifts for art were exhibited, shared and enjoyed by all!
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