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Wooloo Productions and White Box present AsylumNYC: an opportunity for
non-US artists to exhibit and live in New York City. AsylumNYC will
provide a talented artist with both a solo show at a recognized New York
institution and the legal aid necessary to obtain an artists visa in the
United States of America.

Location:
White Box
525 West 26th Street (between 10th and 11th Avenues)
New York, New York 10001

Date:
April 24, 2006, 8PM – April 29, 2006

All interested artists are encouraged to apply before April 1, 2006 at:
www.AsylumNYC.com


CREATIVE ASYLUM IN NEW YORK CITY
Based on the concept under exploration by Wooloo Productions in
AsylumHOME.net, which addresses the difficulties faced by asylum seekers
in Europe, AsylumNYC targets the challenge faced by artists interested in
working in the United States.

After an online application process, White Box’s gallery space will become
a creative asylum where successful applicants will be invited to develop a
work/project from April 24 to April 29, 2006. Projects must actively
challenge a regime(s) of exclusion in New York by including otherwise
excluded individuals from cultural, economic or physical structures in the
City.

Once an artist’s project is selected, AsylumNYC will provide a free lawyer
to try to obtain a O- artist visa. If successful, the artist will be
awarded the opportunity to stay in New York for three years.

February 8, 2006 marks the launch of the www.AsylumNYC.com where
interested artists may apply until the April 1 deadline. To apply for
asylum, artists must be able to be present at White Box, 525 West 26th
Street (between 10th and 11th Avenues), New York, New York 10001 on April
24th, 2006 at 8 PM and STAY until 6:00pm on April 29th, 2006. While
staying at White Box, the artists will be provided with lodging and food,
but cannot leave the premises for the duration of the week.


ABOUT
Wooloo Productions is a provider of public and experimental spaces. Acting
on the level of facilitation, every Wooloo production aims to encourage
new forms of interaction and agency among members of diverse communities.

AsylumNYC is produced and organized by Wooloo Productions
(www.wooloo.org) in close collaboration with White Box
(www.whiteboxny.org) and the Franklin Furnace Archive
(www.franklinfurnace.org) in New York.

For more information, please email Martin Rosengaard, Media Manager:
Martin@wooloo.org or call: +49 (0) 30 6676 3097

Please visit www.AsylumNYC.com for all project details.


 

 

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