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The Remix is a project-based curatorial team established to exhibit the work of underrepresented artists. Founded in 2017 by three former colleagues from Mixed Greens gallery—Heather Bhandari, Courtney Colman, and Steven Sergiovanni—it strives to create and promote new platforms that foster transparency, community, generosity, and the sharing of resources among artists and arts workers alike.

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The Remix is a project-based curatorial team established to exhibit the work of underrepresented artists. Founded in 2017 by three former colleagues from Mixed Greens gallery—Heather Bhandari, Courtney Colman, and Steven Sergiovanni—it strives to create and promote new platforms that foster transparency, community, generosity, and the sharing of resources among artists and arts workers alike.

    Anita Durst, Founder and Artistic Director of Chashama

    Anita Durst, Founder and Artistic Director of Chashama

    In this episode, Anita Durst takes us from her performances in the Meat Packing District in the 90s to managing Chashama’s 30+ spaces across diverse neighborhoods in New York and New Jersey in 2018. The Remix asks her to reveal everything from the logistics of running art programs in so many empty spaces to her vision for the future. Listen to the conversation transition from real estate to alien probes.

    Anita Durst has been a star, a muse, and a patron of the avant-garde performing arts and emerging arts scene in New York City, since she was 18. She founded chashama in 1995 following the death of her mentor and artistic professor Reza Abdoh. While performing and working in his company, Dar A Luz, she learned the value of unbridled expression and how to value art objectively. In the wake of Reza’s absence she was driven to create a place for artists free of financial and subjective constraints. Anita has worked tirelessly for over 20 years to secure over one million square feet of space in New York City for artists.

    She believes programs like Chashama are the vital building blocks to ensuring cultural capital in New York City. Anita was born in New York City and was the flower child to hippy parents living in New Foundland Canada, Ibiza Spain, and the suburbs of New York City. As a precocious teenager she resisted conventional schooling. Shortly after graduating high school she moved back to New York City to help care for her grandfather. Today, Anita sits on the boards of the Tai Chi Chuan Center and Bindlestiff Family Cirkus.

    She is a proud mother who ensures her entire family eats healthy, practices mindful movement, and lives in the moment. True to her ability to be in the moment and greatest strength of objective thinking, she believes all art to be valuable.

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    Zeelie Brown, Artist

    Zeelie Brown, Artist

    Courtney and Natalia speak with Zeelie Brown—multidisciplinary, multidimensional artist, cellist, and community builder. Zeelie talks through her move to NYC from the south (where her art stems from), and showing up in contexts historically reserved for straight, white participants. Listen to hear which institutions were particularly welcoming to her unorthodox practice.

    Through sound, textiles, and installations, Brown “depth charges wells of Afro-Atlantic dynamism to conjure up works which provoke a sense of environmental and cultural shifts. Her work meditates black freedom in the 21st century, and the renegotiation of the parasitic networks of power and privilege weft into the global, colonial world order. She was born in San Antonio and was raised between San Antonio and Pollard, Alabama. She graduated from Oberlin College with a BA in Africana Studies (Fine Arts) which they used to open their heart and soul to jazz, philosophy, and other great arts of the black world.”

    • 28 min
    Chloe Bass, Artist and Public Practicioner

    Chloe Bass, Artist and Public Practicioner

    Conceptual artist Chloe Bass comes to talk with The Remix about building relationships and kindness. Her new project, The Book of Everyday Instruction, is the culmination of years of working around the topic of intimacy. We discuss the challenges of translating experiences and memories into objects and the memes that poke fun of conceptual art. What does a studio day and a submission look like for Chloe? Listen to find out. Can she foster intimacy on the scale of a metropolis? We think so.

    Chloë Bass is a multiform conceptual artist working in performance, situation, conversation, publication, and installation. Her work uses daily life as a site of deep research to address scales of intimacy: where patterns hold and break as group sizes expand. She began her work with a focus on the individual (The Bureau of Self-Recognition, 2011 – 2013), has recently concluded a study of pairs (The Book of Everyday Instruction, 2015 – 2017), and will continue to scale up gradually until she’s working at the scale of the metropolis. She is an Assistant Professor of Art at Queens College, CUNY, where she co-runs Social Practice Queens with Gregory Sholette.

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    @publicinvestigator

    • 32 min
    Leah Triplett Harrington, Senior Editor of The Rib

    Leah Triplett Harrington, Senior Editor of The Rib

    Leah Triplett Harrington joins The Remix to talk about The Rib, an online publication covering artists and artwork outside major city centers.  We talk about filling a void in the art world and amplifying the voices of art communities across the country. Which state has the most impressive apartment galleries? Listen to find out.

    Leah Triplett Harrington is curator, editor, and writer. She is the founding editor of The Rib, a publication dedicated to contemporary art and its communities outside of major urban centers. Her writing has most recently appeared there as well as Flash Art, Hyperallergic, and The Brooklyn Rail. In 2017, she was a finalist for the Rabkin Prize for Arts Journalism. In 2018 she opened Under a Dismal Boston Skyline at Boston University Art Gallery. In 2019, she became assistant curator for Now + There, a Boston-based public art non-profit. Leah has lectured at Boston University, Montserrat College of Art, Stonehill College, Tufts University Art Gallery, and the University of Massachusetts, Amherst.

    • 31 min
    Nathan Sinai Rayman, Artist and Founder of GalleryGalleryGallery

    Nathan Sinai Rayman, Artist and Founder of GalleryGalleryGallery

    Nathan Sinai Rayman started by founding the smallest, most inconsequential gallery in New York City (most likely the world). Now he’s exploring a franchise-ready, modular, flat pack gallery as an MFA candidate at Hunter. Can he populate the country with GALLERYGALLERYGALLERY? In this episode, listen to him explain his business plan that sells galleries, rather than art. 

    Rayman is a Brooklyn-based artist who creates different bodies of work. One repurposes capitalist systems as readymades and another blends the collisions of circumstance that make up one’s mundane existence. As an artist-in-general, he works in a variety of media: tapestries, photograms, sculpture, installation, performance, video, PowerPoint, and text.

    Established in 2013, and recently relaunched as GALLERYGALLERYGALLERY, it sells the franchise GALLERY by GALLERYGALLERYGALLERY, which positions him as a dealer of galleries rather than art. Rayman has exhibited both domestically and abroad in solo and group shows and curated over 60 shows in his capacity as GALLERY Director. He has participated in the Vermont Studio Center residency in 2009 and the Santa Fe Art Institute residency in 2010.

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    @gallerycubed

    • 29 min
    Kelani Nichole, Founder of TRANSFER Gallery and Director of The Current Museum

    Kelani Nichole, Founder of TRANSFER Gallery and Director of The Current Museum

    Kelani Nichole talks to The Remix about her gallery, TRANSFER, and her involvement in The Current, a museum for digital art with a new model for collecting and showing the work. Kelani talks mentors and aspects of the traditional gallery world she flatly rejects. This is a must-listen conversation for everyone making digital work and anyone interested in showing, buying, and selling media art.

    Kelani Nichole is a design strategist and exhibition maker based in New York City. Nichole is director of the Current Museum of Art, a cooperative collection of contemporary media art that examines technology's impact on the human condition. She is the founder and owner of TRANSFER an experimental gallery supporting artists with exhibitions of challenging variable media formats. Since 2016, TRANSFER Gallery in Brooklyn has been dedicated to women refiguring technology through exhibition and curation.

    @transfergallery
    @current.museum

    • 30 min

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