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ART BASEL : Basel : Miami : Hong Kong

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About Art Basel

Art Basel stages the world’s premier Modern and contemporary art shows, held annually in BaselMiami Beach, and Hong Kong. Founded by gallerists in 1970, Art Basel has been a driving force in supporting the role that galleries play in the nurturing of artists, and the development and promotion of visual arts.

In addition to showing exciting works by world-renowned artists, Art Basel is always innovating, thus expanding its platform for new artists who represent the vanguard of the visual arts. Its worldwide reputation – earned over the last forty years – for showing work of the highest merit, and attracting the world’s leading gallerists and collectors, has made Art Basel the place where the art world meets.

In 1970, a few Basel gallerists put their passion and determination behind an ambitious vision, and now, over forty years later, Art Basel is recognized as the premier international art show, providing a platform for artists and gallerists from around the world.The dynamic relationships between art galleries, their artists, private collectors and public institutions play an essential role in today’s artworld, and connecting the international art community has been Art Basel’s goal since its beginning. Some of the most prominent and respected figures in the international art world have shared their knowledge, ideas and expertise during Art Basel’s Salon and Conversations Series.

Three annual shows bring the artworld together in some of the world’s most exciting venues: Basel, in the heart of Europe; Miami Beach at the nexus of North and South America; and Hong Kong, the gateway to Asia.

To Contact:
Art | Basel
MCH Swiss Exhibition (Basel) Ltd.
Messeplatz 10, 4005 Basel

Hong Kong
Art | Basel
Asian Art Fairs Ltd.
6/F Luk Kwok Centre
72 Gloucester Road
Wan Chai, Hong Kong

Miami Beach
Art Basel U.S. Corp.
c/o Florida representative:
Garber & Goodman
300–41st Street, Suite #214,
Miami Beach, FL 33140



The Millay Colony for the Arts : Artists Residency

The Millay Colony for the Arts offers one-month residencies to visual artists, composers and writers between the months of April and November. Residents artists get private rooms, studios and all meals during their stay at our pastoral campus. The Colony also has a workshop series, with five-day workshop-retreats in writing, art, video-making and, yes, canning your own food. You can find out more about the workshops bellow. And we offer Public Programme in Columbia County and beyond. We invite you to check out all of our programs, join us for a few and call or email us if you would like more information about any part of who we are and what we do…

The Millay Colony is in Austerlitz, New York—approximately 2 1/2 hours north of New York City and 2 1/2 hours west of Boston, Massachusetts.

The Residency Experience

The Millay Colony for the Arts offers one-month residencies to six visual artists, writers and composers each month between the months of April and November. Nurturing the work of artists of all ages, from a range of cultures and communities, and in all stages of their artistic career, the Colony offers comfortable private rooms, private studio spaces and ample time to work in a quiet, pastoral atmosphere.

Unlike other residency programs, we are small in size and we do not emphasize social events or visits from professionals in the field. We believe we can offer artists nothing more precious than the chance to work, and we provide everything an artist needs to organize her/his time for maximum productivity. The Colony does not oblige residents to participate in any events, nor are residents required to share or donate work.

Our campus is located on the property where the poet Edna St. Vincent Millay lived at the height of her literary career, starting in the 1920s. We have a seven-acre campus with meadows and forest in Austerlitz, New York, adjacent to the former Millay home and gardens and the exquisite Harvey Mountain State Forest. Our residents have access to trails for hiking and bicycles, meadows for picnics (with wild blueberry, wild thyme and an incredible mix of plants and flowers) and creeks and streams for cooling off. In the Winter, residents may choose to go cross-country skiing.

The closest town to us is Chatham, New York—about 8 miles away. Chatham has a number of good restaurants, a movie theater, a bookstore, a cafe, and other shops and amenities. Great Barrington, MA is about 12 miles away and is a big Berkshire town with all the trimmings.

An excellent local chef cooks healthy dinners using mostly local organic produce. Our fruit and vegetables come from the Hawthorne Valley Farm, about 8 miles away. We also provide food for residents to cook their own day-time meals. We are happy to respond to food allergies as well as vegetarian, vegan and other diets. We have a barbecue for outdoor grilling and get-togethers.

Each resident is given a private room and spacious studio in our Steepletop Barn or Main Building. The Steepletop Barn has four bedrooms and four studios with beautiful meadow and mountain views. The Main Building was featured in the July ’98 issue of Architectural Record for its sleek look and commitment to access. This building contains two residency suites, studios and all common areas, including the kitchen, dining and living areas, and a laundry room. All are fully accessible to artists with disabilities.

In addition to providing each resident with private rooms and studio spaces, Millay has a darkroom and photography equipment, a Yamaha U1 upright piano, a large collection of art books, a general library, a public kitchen, two lounges, a VCR, public telephones, wireless Internet access, and laundry. We also have a fax machine, a copier, a computer and a printer in the administrative offices which residents may use. We do offer social events in nearby towns for those residents who are interested and we have comfortable common areas, both inside and out. Our spacious grounds have outdoor furniture, a barbecue and wonderful views of the Berkshire Mountains. We also have a Colony car which residents may use for short trips.

The Millay Colony does not provide artists’ supplies.

We request that residents bring earphones if they wish to listen to music.

To Apply
Applications must be submitted online or postmarked by October 1, or the nearest business day thereafter. Artists apply for a month-long residency in the following calendar year. All residents are judged anonymously by a panel of artists in their field. We aim to make the jury process as transparent and “fair” as possible. You can read about past juries on our Juries page. There is also an article about the jury process in our Spring 2008 Newsletter.

Acceptance letters go out via email in February. No need to check on the status of your application before then (please) but if you haven’t heard by mid-February, let us know!

Deadline for 2014 is October 1, 2013. New applications are available here.

For more information, please call our Residency Director Calliope Nicholas at 518-392-3103.


Crossing Borders in Vienna
By Rewa Walia : Artist and Travel Art Reporter

Rewa Walia

Travelling to Vienna via Hong Kong wasn’t the brightest of ideas, but the stop over to grasp the Art beat of Hong Kong before heading towards the architectural wonders of Vienna turned out to be the best appetizer before the main course. True, art can be enjoyed anywhere, and with artists from any continent; but when you fuse artists from India and Pakistan under an undivided roof, magic follows. Young artist Annem Zaidi from,Lahore, Pakistan and I from India twisted in unification like long lost sisters, exchanged our views and information on post partition, especially the current situation in the land that was once one. The topics ranging from Bollywood, to Art, to Food and its people, and we even spoke the same Punjabi language. And of course, if the roof is the eye grasping Moya in Palais Schonborn, all the more reason to look forward to dessert. ‘The Vienna showcase’, was a well planned exhibition organized by Global Art agency, where art meant a reason to meet like minded individuals from far and away places of the globe. Whilst in Vienna, and in between street food in the midst of awe struck tourists in the first district, where palaces and churches talk to museums across the street, were frequent visits to important exhibitions. Among them was the memorable tribute to Matisse and the Fauves, the important pieces of Kokoschka, Egon Schiele and Klimt. Mumok had a show that was worth a visit, especially on the last day of the tour, which made it a lasting visual and soulful experience; long enough to lay in the folds of the brain which lay idle above clouds, some thousands of feet above ground for eleven hours and more.

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Rewa Walia and Annem Zaidi at Vienna Showcase meeting as two separated sisters.

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‘in progress’ Works from the mumok collection

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‘in progress’ Works from the mumok collection

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Artist: Anslem Kiefer at Albertina Contemporary.

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Artist : Egon Schiele at Leopold Museum

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Outside The Vienna Showcase organised by Global Art Agency in Moya at Palais Schonborn.

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Inside The Vienna Showcase organised by Global Art Agency in Moya at Palais Schonborn.

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The Vienna Showcase organised by Global Art Agency in Moya at Palais Schonborn.

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