2019 visual art lineup coming soon. 2018’s visual art component included:
Jungil Hong is a Korean-American artist based in Providence, Rhode Island. She is best known for her psychedelic, cartoon inspired silkscreen poster art and paintings. She now also works in textiles and will present an installation of her work in Basilica Hudson’s West Wing.
Laleh Khorramian is a multidisciplinary visual artist based in Catskill NY. Khorramian will showcase her over-size kimono series, each hand-painted, lit, and moveable. Throughout the evening, Khorramian’s army of suspended forms will move with the changing hours, filling the hall with vivid ghost-like forms in a moveable play of space and time. Laleh is represented by Hudson’s September Gallery, founded in 2016 by Kristen Dodge. SEPTEMBER is an evolving platform for artists of diverse disciplines. The gallery is committed to engaging the surrounding community, while hosting artists predominantly from Upstate to Brooklyn to Boston. In the first year and a half, over 200 artists have exhibited at the gallery. The spirited ethos and activity of SEPTEMBER includes performers, academics, activists, chefs, curators, writers, and other creative thinkers, makers and doers.
Tabita Rezaire uses arts and sciences as healing technologies to serve the shift towards heart consciousness. She is in based Cayenne, French Guyana, with part of her heart in Johannesburg, South Africa. At Basilica SoundScape, a selection of her film work will be screened in the converted factory’s former kiln.
Brooklyn artist and musician Alexander Heir has created one of the defining aesthetics of the contemporary underground music scene, through more than 15 years of design and printing work for countless international punk and metal artists. For those who truly crave the transgressive, Heir’s work will connect immediately. Heir’s art has all the prominent elements of 50 years’ worth of subversive underground culture. Somewhere between Japanese wood cuts and Russian prison tattoos, this is the kind of art that gets kids in trouble with their parents. His morbidity, which is blended with a sick humorous quality, has a penchant for the bizarre taboo, and a raw, physical compulsion has allowed him to achieve such delightfully confounding imagery.
With music provided by friends The Lot Radio, who will feature a weekend-long bill of DJ sets live from the Back Gallery and streamed live to their Brooklyn radio platform, Basilica Hudson’s Back Gallery will also feature a group show by the venue’s recent artists in residence. The artist in residence series invites artists to explore the location itself as muse and to create work with Hudson’s eclectic present and past as central inspiration. The group show will feature work by artists including Annie Bielski, the Social Justice Leadership Academy, Jim Krewson and newest resident Roman Horst.
Trouble (satellite event at Second Ward Foundation)
This year’s SoundScape will feature a satellite event hosted by Basilica collaborators Second Ward, which will feature a show of object, video and sound work by art duo Trouble, who return to Hudson for the first time since their large-scale installation as part of Basilica Hudson’s 24-HOUR DRONE event in 2017. Entitled Ornament-Body, the show gathers and presents performance, sound, video, sculpture and installation work from Trouble’s dozen years of practice. The show will be open to festival attendees throughout the weekend. Learn more