Studio 170 | Residency

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A Laboratory for Ideas

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 artists and audiences with an open, lively place for inspiration, experimentation, and open discourse in the heart of Boston.  With this new format, the Goethe-Institut Boston invites New England artists from all fields of artistic practice to use our newly-renovated space to experiment, innovate, and connect with our international community. 

Studio 170 was established in 2019 to open the Goethe-Institut Boston’s unique, flexible space to New England artists from all fields of artistic practice as a “laboratory” for ideas. A jury made up of curators and cultural advocates from New England selects a new cohort of artists per year from received applications.  Since its founding, eight artists and artist collaboratives have developed projects within 2-week residencies. The plan is to expand the program to promote transatlantic dialogue and exchange between artists through solo and joint residencies in New England and Germany. 

Erin Woodbrey: Gardeners for a Geologic Afterlife (Spring)

Coming up in April: the next Studio 170 / Residency features an installation by artist Erin Woodbrey that will explore the history of gardening.

Erin Woodbrey keyvisual © Erin Woodbrey The installation Gardeners for a Geologic Afterlife (Spring) will formally present as a spatial and three-dimensional facsimile of a garden, creating an immersive space that recontextualizes histories of gardening and explores essential life forms and processes in the garden. The visual artist, curator, gardener, and beekeeper Erin Woodbrey will curate the installation, whose body of interdisciplinary work utilizes sculpture, printmaking, photography, and time-based media. 

You can meet Erin and check out her work on two occassions during his residency:

Thursday, April 25, 6-8 PM

Saturday, April 27, 12-4 PM

Saturday, April 4, 11-1 PM