Kim Schoenstadt Wins Inaugural VOLTA NY x Baha Mar Art Prize & Residency,
presented by The Current
New York: March 11, 2018: Amanda Coulson (VOLTA Artistic Director), John Cox (Creative Director at Baha Mar), Saul Ostrow (independent curator, New York) and Uli Voges (Co-Founder VOLTA art fairs) selected Kim Schoenstadt as the inaugural recipient of the Baha Mar Art Prize & Residency, presented by The Current. As part of the award, The Current will acquire a substantial work from Schoenstadt’s oevre and provide a residency at their studio space at BahaMar in Nassau, the capital city of The Bahamas. Chimento Contemporary, Los Angeles, presented the work at VOLTA NY.
What Artists Listen To podcast and LIVE event!
After being interviewed by Pia for her podcast she said she wanted to do a LIVE version somewhere. I said- hey do it during the weekends while my show is up at Chimento! And the plan was hatched! On March 24, 31 and April 7 Pia will host the LIVE version in Chimento Contemporary's courtyard with some really stellar guests. Click Here to RSVP and reserve a seat. What Artists Listen To is creating an archive of the soundtracks to artists's lives. This combines the music the artists listen to with an interview about their practise. Listened to as a whole the recordings serve to create a sense of connection between these individual artists working in their studios.
The project includes a podcast which is updated weekly.
March 24- May 5, 2018 Solo Exhibition at Chimento Contemporary
Schoenstadt tackles the relationship between situational context and individual perspective in a series of new mixed media works. Continuing to explore human impulses and issues behind our built environment through her signature language of symbolic architecture and spatially engaged installation, Schoenstadt has devised a body of work addressing the tensions between context (cultural and greater sociopolitical relations) and perspective (subjective individual view). Her new works lean out from the wall to claim sculptural space with delicate suspension.
Metro Station coming in 2019! Fairview Heights station solo project
Schoenstadt references both iconic buildings (look for a shout-out to the Forum when the art is in place) and lesser-known structures in the area. The architecture love extends to the blue “snap lines,” which represent a place’s timeline as well as the phone lines, traffic markings, and, now, train tracks that bisect the area.