Reports from the Field
On December 3, 2013 Creative Time presented “Reports from the Field” at Joe’s Pub, with talks by three recipients of 2012–13 Creative Time Global Residency awards. Artists Theaster Gates, Naeem Mohaiemen, and Lisi Raskin returned from abroad to share their stories and insights from Haiti, Bangladesh and the Netherlands, and Afghanistan respectively.
About the Global Residency
Opportunities for artists to travel are more abundant than ever—an international art fair or biennial seems to be under way at any given moment. Yet while these global meeting grounds provide valuable opportunities for the international art community, artists rarely find the time to connect their travel to their own practice in a meaningful way. Creative Time’s Global Residency Program, initiated in 2010, was designed to enable artists to step off the treadmill of exhibition making and into the world to explore a burning question that cannot be fully pursued in the studio. Unlike the traditional residency, which gives artists a place to retreat from the world, we invite artists to engage deeply with communities and locations across the globe, seeking answers to their questions, inspiring new directions in their practice, and making a meaningful contribution to a local community.
In its pilot season, Creative Time Global Residencies were awarded to six artists: Sanford Biggers, K8 Hardy, Emily Jacir, Maya Lin, Walid Raad, and Swoon. This season, seven artists have been selected for Residencies. Theaster Gates will travel to Haiti; Andrea Geyer to Australia; Suzanne Lacy to Colombia and Ecuador; Lisi Raskin to Vietnam and Afghanistan; Duke Riley to various sites in Africa; and Mika Tajima to Ahmedabad and Bangalore, India. Naeem Mohaiemen began his travels with a trip to Bangladesh in 2012 and hopes to continue his work in the Netherlands in 2013.
Generous support for the 2012–13 Creative Time Global Residencies has been provided by the Robert Sterling Clark Foundation and individual donors.