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In the time of quarantine, A.I.R. has continued to program, drawing on Donna Haraway's proposal of intimacy without proximity in choosing to take to digital formats that keep us together while keeping us safe. Our digital initiatives have included a COVID-19 resource list, zoom-based workshops and performances, digital sessions of our ongoing Unforgettables Reading / Working Group, a studio challenge by Alison Owen PROMPTS FOR PRACTICE, and a digital exhibition SYMPOIESIS.
In solidarity with the nation-wide calls for social justice following the death of George Floyd, A.I.R. compiled a list of resources against racism in America, against police brutality, against mass incarceration, for the families of victims, for education and social justice, for black empowerment.
New York Artists
A.I.R. Gallery is directed by the board of artists that make up the New York A.I.R. Artist cooperative, which leads the organization through individual initiatives and collective committees. The members of the New York cooperative include: Tomoko Amaki Abe, Susan Bee, Liz Surbeck Biddle, Daria Dorosh, Yvette Drury Dubinsky, Maxine Henryson, Cynthia Karasek, Bonam Kim, Rosina Lardieri, Carolyn Martin, Aphrodite Navab, Sylvia Netzer, Ann Pachner, Ada Potter, Ann Schaumburger, Negin Sharifzadeh, Joan Snitzer, Susan Stainman, Erica Stoller, Nancy Storrow, Jane Swavely https://www.airgallery.org/new-york/
A.I.R. Fellowship Program
The A.I.R. Fellowship Program was established to support underrepresented and emerging self-identified women and non-binary artists in New York City. Each year, six artists are awarded a year-long fellowship to develop and exhibit a project at A.I.R. This program encourages artistic experimentation and rigor by providing a space where feminist historical precedence and intergenerational dialogue are at the forefront. 2019-2020 A.I.R. Fellows include Rachelle Dang, Sareh Imani, H.A. Halpert, Victoria Manganiello, Aliza Shvarts, and Crys Yin. 2020-2021 A.I.R. Fellows include Destiny Belgrave, Lizania Cruz, Kyoung eun Kang, Sky Olson, Bat-Ami Rivlin, and Aika Akhmetova. https://www.airgallery.org/fellowship/
DOS A.I.R. Exhibition continues here: https://dumboopenstudios.com/listings/exhibition/air-gallery-2/
About A.I.R. Gallery
Established in 1972, A.I.R. Gallery is a women-founded and collectively-owned non-profit organization, which is run by and supports self-identified women and non-binary artists. Fostering the open exchange of ideas and risk-taking by a diverse body of artists, A.I.R. provides a safe space for experimentation, conversation, and representation to the artists in its cooperative and beyond.