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Today's Date 11/14/18
Nov 2018
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  • 11/14 Wednesday
    Grace Farms Tour
    12:45 PM – 2:15 PM
    11/16 Friday
    November Community Dinner
    6:00 PM – 7:30 PM
    Practicing Joy | Resistance & Survival with Camille A. Brown and Garnette Cadogan
    7:30 PM – 9:00 PM
    11/17 Saturday
    Open Arts Studio for Families
    10:30 AM – 2:30 PM
    Grace Farms Tour
    12:45 PM – 2:15 PM
    11/21 Wednesday
    Grace Farms Tour
    12:45 PM – 2:15 PM

Grace Farms Tour

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Practicing Joy
Julianne Swartz: Joy, still.

Practicing Joy
Julianne Swartz: Joy, still.

The Sanctuary

A 16-channel composition fills the Sanctuary volume with voices from the Practicing Joy workshop, creating an environmental, semi-narrative soundscape. Audible and subsonic frequencies emanate upwards from the plenum—a cavity beneath the concrete floor—circulating sounds that are felt as well as heard throughout the glass amphitheater space.

Julianne Swartz
Joy, still., 2018

21:38 minutes, 16 channels, electronics, composed soundtracks

Contributions from Kenyon Victor Adams, Grace Farms Foundation Arts Initiative Director; Garnette Cadogan, essayist; Rhys Ellis, composer and performer; Maria Fee, scholar; Ross Gay, poet and essayist; Willie Jennings, theologian; Molly Joyce, composer and performer; Meredith Monk, multidisciplinary artist; Sharon Prince, Grace Farms Foundation President; Pamela Ruggio, Grace Farms Foundation Arts Initiative Curator; Nicole Sealey, poet; and Christian Wiman, poet, translator, editor, and essayist.

Commissioned by Grace Farms Foundation, New Canaan.

Courtesy of Julianne Swartz Studio, Stone Ridge and Josée Bienvenu Gallery, New York City.


The Library 

Four hand-carved wooden works on the shelves in the Library transmit poems related to joy. These book-scale forms can be picked up and “read” through multisensory explorations.

Julianne Swartz
Transfer Objects, 2018

Four multisensory works
Bass wood, optical lens, electronics, composed soundtracks 

Contributions from Ross Gay, poet and essayist; Stanley Kunitz (1905–2006), poet; Nicole Sealey, poet; and Christian Wiman, poet, translator, editor, and essayist.

Commissioned by Grace Farms Foundation, New Canaan.

Courtesy of Julianne Swartz Studio, Stone Ridge and Josée Bienvenu Gallery, New York City.


The Corridor

The Sanctuary and Library are linked by a curved, resonant corridor that is the site of a four-channel composition featuring theological and poetic perspectives on joy.

Julianne Swartz
Prelude / Postlude, 2018

Four channels, electronics, composed soundtracks 

Contributions from Maria Fee, scholar; Willie Jennings, theologian; Meredith Monk, multidisciplinary artist; and Christian Wiman, poet, translator, editor, and essayist.

Commissioned by Grace Farms Foundation, New Canaan.

Courtesy of Julianne Swartz Studio, Stone Ridge, and Josée Bienvenu Gallery, New York City.


Artist Biography

Julianne Swartz was born in Phoenix, Arizona (1967) and currently lives and works in Stone Ridge, New York. She is best known for her interdisciplinary practice, which yields multisensory installations that combine tangible and intangible materials. Swartz earned an MFA from Bard in Annandale-on-Hudson (2002), a BA from University of Arizona in Tucson (1989); and attended Skowhegan School for Painting and Sculpture in Madison (1999). Swartz has presented work at institutions including: Art Gallery of Western Australia, Perth; MASS MoCA, North Adams; Institute of Contemporary Art, Virginia Commonwealth University, Richmond; Museum of Arts and Design, New York; Indianapolis Museum of Art, Indiana; High Line, New York; The Israel Museum, Jerusalem; Tate Museum, Liverpool; Whitney Museum of American Art, New York; The New Museum, New York; and The Jewish Museum, New York. Julianne Swartz is represented by Josée Bienvenu Gallery, New York.