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Programs for Artists and the Community - The Watermill Center

Programs for Artists and the Community - The Watermill Center | Troy Buckner Southampton NY | Scoop.it

A secondary market art dealer in Southampton, NY, Troy Buckner founded Clark Fine Art in 1998. Building on his experience in New York, NY, Troy Buckner supports the Watermill Center, not far from his residence in Southampton.

Established by Robert Wilson in 2006, the Watermill Center and its 8,000-artifact and art collection serve as both a place of inspiration and a performance space. Occupying a space previously used as a Western Union communication research facility, the center’s 20,000-plus square feet are set among almost nine acres of landscaped grounds in Long Island. Throughout the year, the center hosts several residency projects and partners with the community for unique educational opportunities that span the gamut from family workshops to school activities.

The Watermill Center also sponsors a number of programs to engage artists from across the world and at different points in their careers. One such program is the Inga Maren Otto Fellowship, whose inaugural class of three artists will arrive at the center in 2016. During a residency lasting from four to six weeks, they will develop new works that challenge traditional art forms and genres.

The Scaler Summer Lecture Series comprises free lecturer and artist presentations covering a wide range of subjects that encourage creative freedom and experimentation.                            

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Joining and Supporting the New Museum

Joining and Supporting the New Museum | Troy Buckner Southampton NY | Scoop.it

Art dealer Troy Buckner is based in Southampton, NY. A supporter of the arts, Troy Buckner maintains membership with a number of the area’s art museums, including the New Museum in New York, NY.

Established in 1977, in 2007 the New Museum moved to its current location, a building designed by Kazuyo Sejima and Ryue Nishizawa of the architecture firm SANAA Ltd. Dedicated to exhibiting and celebrating living artists and innovative contemporary art, the museum offers a physical exhibition space as well as a wide-ranging digital archive collection of more than 6,000 images and descriptions comprising the work of over 3,700 curators, institutions, and artists. With seminars, classes, and its remodeled Resource Center, which reopened in 2013, the New Museum works to connect visitors and students with the world of art.

As part of its support system and to give people an opportunity to engage in contemporary art firsthand, the New Museum offers memberships at several different levels. All of the levels give members free general admission and access to members-only screenings and receptions, with more access and benefits as the level increases. For example, Deluxe members get a subscription to the New Museum Paper and free admission to more than 50 participating institutions of contemporary art. The majority of all membership fees are tax-deductible.

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Residency Program for Innovative Artists at The Watermill Center

Residency Program for Innovative Artists at The Watermill Center | Troy Buckner Southampton NY | Scoop.it

Art dealer Troy Buckner resides mainly in Southampton, NY, although he works extensively with art professionals in Manhattan. In addition to maintaining an art gallery in Southampton, NY, Troy Buckner remains affiliated with local art institutions, such as The Watermill Center.

The Watermill Center offers a year-round residency program first instituted in 2006. The program has served as a laboratory for more than 80 groups of artists from around the world and continues to invite young artists to explore art through a combination of its gallery, research center, studio, and theater. In addition to having the opportunity to explore different artistic approaches, residents gain connection to the arts community in the greater New York metropolitan area.

Every year, The Watermill Center receives applications from numerous artists and chooses as many as 20 to live and work at the center. These artists bring in proposals for innovative artistic works to transcend existing performance art and challenge the artistic world. They enjoy the opportunity to remain at the Watermill Center for anywhere from one to four weeks, depending upon their preferences.

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An Artist and Innovator - Robert Rauschenberg

An Artist and Innovator - Robert Rauschenberg | Troy Buckner Southampton NY | Scoop.it

With experience in the art world of New York, NY, Troy Buckner is a private art dealer based in Southampton, NY. The founder of Southampton’s Clark Fine Art, Troy Buckner primarily works as a secondary market art dealer and handles several major artists, including Robert Rauschenberg.

One of the first postmodern artists, Robert Rauschenberg produced a prolific body of work from his breakout period in the 1950s until his death in 2008. Both inspired by and consciously moving away from Abstract Expressionist artists like Willem de Kooning and Jackson Pollock, his work--from early pieces such as the white-paper-covered Model A tire entitled Automobile Tire Print to later pieces like the 1/4 Mile or 2 Furlong Piece that was literally one-quarter mile long--was frequently marked with humor and playfulness. Although he wasn’t constrained by any one media and was known as a choreographer, performer, and composer in addition to a photographer, painter, and sculptor, Robert Rauschenberg is perhaps best known for his collages, which he called Combines.

Not his first Combine, Monogram was begun in 1955 and completed in 1959. A three-dimensional work that incorporates abstract painting on canvas, a tire, and a stuffed angora goat, among other elements, the piece defies tradition through its use of found objects and gestural brushstrokes. Canyon, another notable Combine, was created in 1959. Like Monogram, Canyon’s focal point is a found object: a stuffed bald eagle. Behind the eagle is a canvas collage that includes fabric, pieces of a collared shirt, a photograph, and other odds and ends.

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The Watermill Center Hosts Cirkus Cirkor Rehearsal on November 6, 2015

The Watermill Center Hosts Cirkus Cirkor Rehearsal on November 6, 2015 | Troy Buckner Southampton NY | Scoop.it

A longtime resident of Southampton, NY, Troy Buckner has operated in New York’s East End region as an independent art dealer and professional curator for over a decade. Outside of his professional interests with contemporary and modern American artists, Troy Buckner endorses international artists through research institutions such as the Watermill Center.

Housed in a 22,000-square-foot facility in Southampton, NY, the Watermill Center invites over 200 international artists and scholars each year to explore innovative projects that break down traditional cultural barriers. Resident artist Tilde Bjorfors will showcase her research in circus arts through a Cirkus Cirkor rehearsal scheduled for November 6, 2015.

Exploring the historic roles of circus artists regarding risk-taking and cross-border movement, Bjorfors’ oeuvre features collaborative performances between musicians inspired by Sami and Romani culture and performance artists, supported by a backdrop of modern video projection mapping technology.

Prior to her work with the Watermill Center, Bjorfors headed the research project Circus - Transcending Borders in Art and Society at the University of Dance and Circus in Stockholm from 2008 to 2012. The project bore the internationally acclaimed performance trilogy consisting of Knitting Peace, 99% Unknown, and Wear It Like a Crown.

Having established Cirkus Cirkor in 1995 as a nonprofit, Bjorfors continues to head the Stockholm-based troupe as an artistic director.

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