The Basilica Installation Series centers around BASILICA GREEN’s mission to leverage the power of the arts to communicate and educate on the most critical issues of today. Basilica Hudson has three extraordinary artists and projects in-house this month, available to the public on the Basilica campus or online.

The October series features multi-media installation artist Anita Glesta, traveling civic engagement flag project Grand Flag, and current Basilica Artist in Residence Mary Mattingly. During this time of pause in public programming, it brings us so much joy to have these artists bring creative energy back to our factory.

Grand Flag
Oct 9 – Oct 31 on display on North Facade of Basilica 

Grand Flag is an ongoing Brooklyn-based project focused on promoting the free expression of art and ideas in a public space. 10 artist-designed flags will be mounted on the facade of Basilica Hudson for the month of October: Justin Amrhein, K.K. Kozik, Lee Boroson, Laura Miller Tomaselli, James Esber, Bob Seng. Jane Fine, Katro Storm. David Humphrey, Deborah Zlotsky.

WATERSHED by Anita Glesta
FRI / SAT Oct 23-24 | Sunset til Midnight
SUN Oct 25 | Sunset til 10PM
FRI / SAT Oct 30-31 | Sunset til Midnight

Basilica is excited to be working with multi-media installation artist Anita Glesta this season. We will be presenting WATERSHED a large-scale public art work that has moved around the world. This project’s mission is to raise community awareness regarding climate change realities we face in our watershed, waterfront, mixed use community space. The outside video installation will be projected from the Basilica onto the industrial concrete buttress building on the Hudson waterfront. 

Basilica Back Gallery Artist In Residence: Mary Mattingly: ECOTOPIAN LIBRARY Artist Talk and Panel Discussion
Thurs Oct 29 | 6PM EST | Live via Zoom

Mary Mattingly will discuss her work on the Ecotopian Library project, focusing on her plans for permanent installation of the Ecotopian Library in Hudson as part of Toolshed, a platform to gather and share tools for a livable future created by artists Susannah Sayler and Edward Morris (Sayler/Morris). A panel discussion on the role of art and imaginative thinking in the Library of the Future will follow with Cora Fisher, Curator of Visual Art Programming at the Brooklyn Public Library, as well as Rebekkah Smith Aldrich, Executive Director of the Mid-Hudson Library System. The panel will be moderated by Edward Morris.