The Basilica visual arts program has taken shape in a DIY fashion, working with friends and locals, leveraging our network of friends and professional international connections to build a far-reaching and truly collaborative visual arts program. All programs are collaboratively curated and have been programmed with a range of partners, from local artists and galleries, to national and international collaborators.
We have collaborated on visual artist program with the New Bedford Whaling Museum and marine biologists to create an installation reflecting the little-known whaling history of Hudson; worked with visiting galleries and arts organizations, including NADA, James Fuentes and Zach Feuer; and more recently with local galleries Jeff Bailey and September Galltery and local artists, from those with established reputations now living in the area like Marc Swanson and Jack Walls, to visiting luminaries like Marianne Vitale, Dan Colen and Sterling Ruby, to emerging local voices.
Alongside our regular film, music, performance and marketplace programs, we have built a program of exhibitions in the Back Gallery space, including residencies and installations around our annual programs, where we have invited artists to create work in response to, and for exhibition at, music programs. In 2017, we expanded the program to include an intimate Back Gallery artist in residency program, working specifically with local artists.
We are honored to have worked with talented and imaginative individuals including Jack Walls, Harmony Korine, Marianne Vitale, Emma Kohlmann, Naama Tsabar, Jesse Draxler, Trouble, Dark Star, CATCH, HQTBD, LikeMindedObjects, Matthew Barney, Jonah Bokaer, Olga Dekalo, Sam Falls, Zach Feuer, James Fuentes, Laetitia Hussain, Anthony McCall, Becca Mann, Aily Nash, Kris Perry, Mike Renaud, Sterling Ruby, James Michael Shaeffer, Jr. and Nina Winthrop.
Basilica Hudson’s programs have been supported in part by New England Foundation for the Arts (NEFA).
Second Ward Foundation
Image credit: Dark Star exhibition at Basilica Hudson