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Mika Tajima: Total Body Conditioning


For more than 30 years, Art in General has provided two of the scarcest resources to artists - space and funding. In a city teeming with creativity, we help local and international artists produce major groundbreaking projects that would otherwise not be realized. Art in General was founded in 1981 by two young artists, Martin Weinstein and Teresa Liszka, in the General Hardware building (where it remains today) as a space for artists to inspire, meet, and exhibit. A pioneering force since the 1980’s, we have grown into a New York institution unlike any other in the city, supporting thousands of local and international artists through deep personal connections and direct funding. We have a long history of supporting artists early in their careers. From Glenn Ligon in 1991, Marina Abromović in 1993, and Gabriel Orozco in 1994, we are often in the forefront of giving artists their first New York exhibitions. Most recently our New Commissions artists have gone on to be included in the Whitney Biennial, documenta, the Venice Biennale, as well as in exhibitions at major institutions here and abroad, from MoMA to the Tate Modern. Our impact is felt both in New York and around the world. In this last year, we were invited to guest curate the hundredth anniversary OPEN FORUM talks at The Armory Show, co-curate the Latvian Pavilion at the 55th Venice Biennale, and received the highest level of press in our history with reviews by the New York Times, Artforum, Modern Painters, Art in America, and more.

Jill Magid: Woman With Sombrero


Since its launch in 2005, the New Commissions Program has formed the core of Art in General’s programming, and was designed in direct response to feedback from artists who expressed a need for more in-depth support for the production of new work. Art in General gives selected artists the opportunity to create and present new work by providing them with a high level of organizational and conceptual support including artist fees, production fees, exhibition space, a solo exhibition, promotion, and opportunities to engage with audiences through free online and public programs. Art in General presented 5 New Commissions during the 2013–2014 exhibition season including work by artists Jill Magid, Lisa Oppenheim & Lisa Tan (2013), Lisi Raskin (2014), The Still House Group (20132014), and Halsey Rodman at High Desert Test Sites near Joshua Tree, CA (2014–2015). 2014–2015 New Commissions include works by Mika Tajima, Basim Magdy (2014), and the New York installation of Halsey Rodman’s Gradually/ We Became Aware / Of a Hum in The Room (2015).

Jill Magid: Woman With Sombrero


Sharon Hayes Melissa Martin Lee Walton Alejandro Cesarco Xaviera Simmons Jihyun Park Adam Simon eteam Ayreen Anastas & Rene Gabri Alejandro Almanza Pereda Melanie Crean Andrea Geyer Bernadette Corporation Judi Werthein Fawn Krieger Little & Fergason Chris Moukarbel Carlos Motta Carla Herrera-Prats Jan Baracz Dave Hardy Josh Melnick Julia Oldham Guy Benfield Chuck Yatsuck & Justin Rancourt Shana Moulton

Kambui Olujimi Redmond Entwistle Isola & Norzi Ohad Meromi Brendan Fernandes Jason Bailer Losh AUDiNT Zefrey Throwell Mounira Al Sohl Rob Carter Katrin Sigurdardottir robbinschilds Mounira Al Solh Christopher Duffy Kimberlee Venable Anetta Mona Chişa & Lucia Tkáčová Meriç Algün Ringborg Letha Wilson Ola Vasiljeva The Still House Group Lisa Oppenheim & Lisa Tan Jill Magid Halsey Rodman Lisi Raskin Mika Tajima Basim Magdy

Halsey Rodman: Gradually/ We Became Aware / Of a Hum in The Room In collaboration with High Desert Test Sites, Joshua Tree, CA

Former Art in General New Commissions artists have gone on to receive additional exhibition opportunities and much critical acclaim, including the following:

2013 New Commission artist Jill Magid was appointed one of the 2013-2015 Vera List Center Fellows 2011 New Commission artist Emily Roysdon was shortlisted for The Future Generation Art Prize@Venice 2013 2005 New Commissions artist Sharon Hayes had a solo exhibition, There’s So Much I Want to Say to You, at the Whitney Museum in 2012 and received The Alpert Award in 2013 New Commissions artists Sharon Hayes and Emily Roysdon were featured in the 2010 Whitney Biennial 2008 New Commissions artist Carlos Motta was named a Guggenheim Fellow 2007 New Commissions artists Ayreen Anastas and Rene Gabri were agents of documenta13 2006 New Commissions artist Alejandro Cesarco was granted the prestigious Rolex Award through which he received a mentorship with John Baldessari. Cesarco also represented Uruguay at the 54th Venice Biennale in 2011

The Still House Group, Alex Ito: The Home of Tao Hsaio


The Commissioners’ Circle is a special group of patrons that directly supports Art in General’s New Commissions Program by contributing annually to a fund benefiting the projects for the exhibition season. A modern form of patronage, the fund allows emerging artists the opportunity to create and present new work that contributes to the development of their artistic practice. LEVELS & BENEFITS

Leaders: $10,000 Supporters: $5,000 Members: $2,500 Dinner with the director, curator, and New Commissions artists Access to New Commissions artists through visits to their studios VIP previews of new projects and invitations to exclusive post-opening dinners receptions, private tours, and more Annual selection of Art in General publications Acknowledgment on all printed and online materials relating to the New Commissions Program and acknowledgment in Art in General’s 6th floor gallery and lobby

The Commissioners' Circle  

Directly supports Art in General New Commissions artists, exhibitions, and programs