Petri Saarikko combines societal commentary with his new media design profession and curatorial background, which results in long term social interventions. His work has a holistic performative nature and strives to engender power relations, making room for individual narratives and taking a stand for equality. www.kalliokunsthalle.fi/
Sasha Huber‘s is primarily concerned with the politics of memory and belonging, particularly in relation to colonial residue left in the environment. Sensitive to the subtle threads connecting history and the present, she uses and responds to archival material within a layered creative practice that encompasses video, photography, collaborations with researchers, and performance-based interventions. www.sashahuber.com
Simone Bennett‘s practice focuses on films, staged photographs and prints. Bennett’s work deals with the disruption of everyday life as we know it. Without being explicit, she questions sore spots in society. The work has a dark aesthetic while incorporating humor and a focus on small details. Her works is inspired by journalism and books combined with daily experiences and dreams. http://
Sasha Dees is an international independent curator, producer and writer. She wants to provide a platform for emerging artists who push limits, cross borders and break down barriers. Art for her is about communication, confronting people without imposing, and creating a dialogue that offers a different perspective. www.sashadees.com
Snug Harbor, Main Hall, Richmond Terrace 1000, Staten Island
Ferry to Staten Island (20 min. FREE) take a lyft or cab (approx $6) or the S40 bus from Staten Island Ferry Terminal (5 min.) you can use your MTA card on the bus or a 15 minute walk. S40 GOETHALS RD via RICH TR bus and the stop is called Richmond Ter/Sailors S H Gate. Sit on the left side of the bus so you can look out of the window and you will recognise the old buildings (there’s 5 in total next to eachother) in the park in this discussion feed.
This project is in part made possible by: Sharp Artist in Residency, Taike Taiteen Edistämiskeskus – Arts Promotion Centre Finland, VISEK, Vooren Productions and CUNY College of Staten Island (for Sasha Huber & Petri Saarikko), Mondriaan Fonds, LAB 111, Suitsupply and crowdfunding (for the work by Simone Bennett).
Newhouse Center for Contemporary Art acknowledge generous support from the New York City Department of Cultural Affairs, the Samuel I. Newhouse Foundation, The Greenwall Foundation, New York Community Trust, Material for the Arts and the Council on the Arts & Humanities for Staten Island. Snug Harbor Cultural Center is a proud Smithsonian Affiliate.