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Open Space Residency No. 2 takes place June 24-27

Join us for Threads of Assumption: the Biases You Weave, an in-person multimedia performance installation by Maria Finkelmeier, Sofie Hodara, U-Meleni Mhlaba-Adebo and Martha Rettig.

The project explores and exploits day-to-day learned sexist behavior though the guise of A.I., asking “if a robot can learn to be sexist, can a human unlearn?”  

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Threads of Assumption: The Biases You Weave

Artist Maria Finkelmeier is recruiting participants for her Studio 170 project in June. 

Threads of Assumption: the Biases You Weave is a multidisciplinary exploration of the impact gender-based harm has on one’s health, professional trajectory, and interpersonal relationships. The work will be created from real stories, gathered on a virtual, anonymous conversation platform and transformed into datasets by emotionally-sentient artificial intelligence (AI). 

If your life has been impacted by gender-based harm and you would like to share your story, please consider participating and signup with this: Form More information here.


 

Announcing the winning Artists-in-residence for 2021!

2020Jury The 2020 Studio 170 Jury: Azra Akšamija, Sharon Amuguni, Kelsey Halliday Johnson, Shuchi Saraswat and Soon-Mi Yoo. | Studio 170 Jury Members - Photos: Angelika Mende; Sharon Amuguni; Aurelia Wrenn; Shuchi Saraswat; Soon-Mi Yoo Our Studio 170 jury met at the end of last year to exchange views on the 45 impressively high-quality applications we recieved in response to our call for proposals last fall. After two hours they emerged with a decision. And, the winners are. . . .

2021 Artists-in-residence:
Maria Finkelmeier
Liu Wa
Shane Smith

Honorable Mention:
Jessica Hankey
Asata Radcliffe
Wenhau Shi

Congratulations to all the winners! With such a high quality pool of applicants, the final decision was very difficult. As one of the jury said, "It is so wonderful to see how many incredible artists we have in New England." 

A huge thank you goes to our jury, who generously gave their time, expertise and professionality for an open and fair decision process. We look forward to following their work and hopefully catching up at a studio 170 opening this year.

Find out more about our 2021 artists-in-residence here.

 

Next Call for Proposals!

The Goethe-Institut Boston invites artists, musicians, filmmakers, writers, and other creatives, including institutions in civil society, to submit proposals for a Studio 170 residency yearly. Successful applicants will realize their proposed projects in our newly-renovated space in Back Bay. The next call for proposals will be announced in September 2021. Please check back at that time for details.

The Goethe-Institut Boston opens its unique, flexible space in Back Bay to artists and creative minds as a “laboratory” for ideas. Beyond just another gallery or concert hall, Studio 170 provides an open, lively place for inspiration, experimentation and open discourse. With this new format we invite New England’s creative community in the cultural realm to use our newly-renovated space to experiment, innovate, and try out new ideas.

  • Street view of the Goethe-Institut Boston Photo: Mark Römisch
    Street view of the Goethe-Institut Boston
  • The Grand Salon at the Goethe-Institut Boston Photo: Mark Römisch
    The Grand Salon and main project room at the Goethe-Institut Boston
  • Entrance Hall in the Goethe-Institut Boston Photo: Mark Römisch
    Entrance Hall at the Goethe-Institut Boston
  • The Grand Salon (view to stage area) in the Goethe-Institut Boston Photo: Mark Römisch
    The Grand Salon with view to stage area
  • Outside space behind Goethe-Institut Boston Photo: Mark Römisch
    The parking lot behind the Goethe-Institut Boston can be used for events, installations and receptions.
  • Video installation in the Grand Salon Photo: Mark Römisch
    Example of a video installation in the Grand Salon
  • Projection screen in Grand Salon Photo: Mark Römisch
    Projection screen in the Grand Salon
  • Projections in the Grand Salon Photo: Mark Römisch
    Examples of projections in the Grand Salon
  • Installation in Entrance Hall Photo: Mark Römisch
    An installation in the Entrance Hall
We invite artists, musicians, filmmakers, writers, and other creatives, including individuals from institutions in civil society, to submit proposals for a Studio 170 residency yearly. The call for proposals goes out in September for the next year.

We are open for all types of formats including installations/exhibitions, performances/actions, artist talks, panel discussions, author readings, film screenings, digital projects, among many other possibilities. Innovative and experimental projects will be favored. Successful applicants will realize their proposed projects in our Grand Hall, reception space, entrance hall, and garden and back parking lot. The residency time frame is flexible within a given two week period, TBD in discussion with each successful artist-in-residence.

The jury, consisting of renowned artists and curators in New England and is newly selected every year, selects 2-3 projects to be realized during the following year.

Applicants are encouraged to submit proposals along the lines of our current programming topics, although there is no requirement to do so. Our topics for this year are Democracy, Sustainability and Migration.

We offer:
  • Artist stipend of $1000
  • Additional budget for production costs up to $1000 (a detailed budget must be submitted and approved)
  • Opening reception and accompanying events
  • Mentoring for the project from our renowned jury members, if requested
  • Installation and organizational assistance
  • Publicity and promotion
  • Access to Goethe-Institut’s large network of partnering institutions, cooperating artists and open-minded, diverse audience
Requirements:
  • Applicants must reside and work in New England
  • Applicants must be able to demonstrate past projects
Application timeline:
  • Call for proposals opens in September
  • Application deadline is in mid-November
  • Successful applicants will be notified by mid-December
Check back in September for more details.