Art fair week snuck up on us, and Halfslant will be there taking it all in, one overwhelming fair at time. One of our favorites has always been Scope, so we were thrilled the learn that creator of NYC’s invaluable artists resource Stephanie Diamond would be participating. Here are all the details about the show, see you there!
Home Away from Home is artist Stephanie Diamond’s first comprehensive endeavor in creating a public component to her online project, Listings Project, a free weekly email of living and workspace for rent, sublet, swap, and sale focusing around the arts community.
Home Away from Home is a booth located in the performance mezzanine at SCOPE Art Show New York, March 2 – 6, 2011 that sells objects, services, and pleasantries that often go missing while away from comforts of home during art fairs. The booth is designed to look like a local corner store and is reminiscent of a home with cozy wallpapered walls created by artist Jennifer Zackin, knit objects for home designed by Karelle Levy, and Listings Project Special Edition art objects by Sanford Biggers. At Home Away from Home there are yoga classes, meditation classes, a TV to watch, Listings Projects testimonials to read , free wifi, a courtesy computer and a charging station. For sale are: Advil, breath freshener, Dancing Deer brownies and cookies, KIND bars, Vita Coco coconut water, sharpies, tampons, key chains from Global Goods Partners, make your own business cards and more! Visitors are welcome to shop, rest, recharge, or just hang out. All proceeds go to Listings Project.
About Listings Project
Stephanie began Listings Project in 2003 when she was in graduate school looking for a place to live. She emailed her personal email list to inquire about apartments for rent within our arts community. She found a place and emails continued to be sent about available apartments. She forwarded them. Many people took notice of this and began to send her specific listings for her to forward. She did, and has continued ever since. She personally responds to each person posting she receives, vets all listings, and does not post brokers. Listings Project began with a list of 800 people, and now has 10,000 people on it. An average of 3,500 people per week open Listings Project emails, and countless others receive the list via forwarding. Listings Project and Stephanie have been featured in the New York Times, Artinfo.com, ArtFag City, NYConvergence.com. To learn more and/or to join the Listings Project email list, log onto: http://www.stephaniediamond.com/listings.html
Both Home Way from Home and Listings Project, are created with Stephanie’s passion to connect communities and people in alternative and meaningful ways. The projects are designed to help artists feel safe, comforted, a sense of community, and supported during potentially fast paced, overwhelming, and stress filled times.
Stephanie is an artist whose work is based in Social Practice. Her process for creating is not simply making, but to employ art as a vehicle to bridge gaps and provide access to places and people that would otherwise never converge or be seen. Stephanie has exhibited her work nationally and internationally at:
MASS MoCA, Bronx Museum of the Arts, Queens Museum of Art, P.S. 1 Contemporary Art Center, Studio Museum in Harlem, New York Historical Society, Katonah Museum of Art, Project Row Houses, (Houston,Texas), Contemporary Art Center (Vilnius, Lithuania), Andrew Kreps Gallery (New York), Ramis Barquet Gallery (New York), Martos Gallery (New York), Art In General (New York), and Jan Mot Galerie,(Belgium). Born and raised in New York and currently living in Brooklyn in an apartment she found on Listings Project.
For further information contact Stephanie Diamond at:
firstname.lastname@example.org or go to stephaniediamond.com