SUMMER PROGRAM REPLAY

Overview

TRANSFORMER SUMMER 2020 PROGRAM REPLAY
September 2 – 12, 2020

As we approach fall, Transformer takes a look back at our innovative summer 2020 programs through a special Summer 2020 Replay Showcase

Tune in here from September 2 through September 12, to explore our summer 2020 series of artist exchanges, conversations, performances, new artworks, and collector views - all supporting emerging artists and engaging audiences in new & best practices in contemporary visual art.



 

MAPPING THE FUTURE WORLD

SEOUL-BASED ARTISTS:
Seo Young Chang, Seulki Ki, and Hannah Woo

DC-BASED ARTISTS:
Maps Glover, Esther Eunjin Lee, Nara Park, Valerie Wiseman, and Naoko Wowsugi

VIEW THE EXHIBITION

Transformer's Mapping the Future World is a Sister Cities project supported by the DC Commission on the Arts & Humanities connecting Seoul and DC artists through a series of online conversations & digital communications designed to build dialogue, inspiration, and share insight to make sense of, and move forward in, this uncertain and unprecedented time.

The resulting online exhibition featured on Transformer’s website August 17 – September 12, 2020 shares the work the artists have created, with public programs for audiences to meet the artists and learn more about their work.

ARTIST TALK | SEPTEMBER 2 | 7:30PM (EST)

Presented in collaboration with the Smithsonian National Museum of Asian Art, this panel featuring artists Seo Young Chang, Maps Glover, Esther Eunjin Lee, Hannah Woo, and Naoko Wowsugi, explores cross-cultural artist exchange in a virtual space. Moderated by Carol Huh, curator of contemporary Asian art at the Freer and Sackler.

Program is free & open to the public. Registration required at https://asia.si.edu/events.

 

SIREN ARTS: FLUXUS SEA

PARTICIPATING ARTISTS:
Carolina Mayorga (DC), Samera Paz (DC), Armando Lopez-Bircann (DC), Hannah Spector (TX/DC), Muse Dodd (ATL, DC+NYC), and Yacine Fall (DC).

VIEW THE SERIES

Siren Arts is an annual summer 'micro-residency' program & performance art series that supports & presents an evolving & diverse roster of dynamic emerging visual artists based within the northeast corridor of Washington, DC to NYC. Taking place in Asbury Park, NJ for the past three years, Transformer's 4th year of the program Siren Arts: Fluxus Sea was presented online summer 2020 due to COVID-19.

The participating artists were invited to respond to Fluxus art practices, concepts of ‘flux’, and the sea, the ocean and/or movement. From July 16 – August 20, Siren Arts: Fluxus Sea artists presented live performances every Thursday via Zoom with pre-recorded artist conversations presented via Transformer's IGTV.

 

COLLECTOR'S VIEW 2020 REIMAGINED

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Transformer's annual spring Collector’s View series shares the private collections of a select and diverse group of DC’s prominent contemporary art collectors through intimate receptions in collector's homes. 

As a response to the COVID-19 pandemic, Transformer reimagined this year’s Collector’s View series as short, self-filmed videos (approx. 5 minute each), provided by an eclectic mix of invited collector Hosts. Each of the 27 video Views in the series is as unique as our collector Hosts - providing intimate, insider perspectives on the motivations, interests, and passions behind a favorite artwork in their home that inspires them. 

Initially presented via subscription series June 22 – July 22, 2020, with a new video released each weekday, Transformer is thrilled to now share the full Collector’s View 2020 ReImagined Video Showcase

Transformer’s Collector’s View Series is supported by Long & Foster | Christie's International Real Estate.

 

E17: ZINES
Transformer’s 17th Annual Exercises for Emerging Artists

PARTICIPATING ARTISTS:
Ayana Zaire Cotton, Jennifer Lillis, Athena Naylor, Late Comeback Press (Rachna Soun & Caroline Kim),Evyan Roberts, and Julie Sheah

VIEW THE PROGRAM

Transformer’s Exercises for Emerging Artists program supports DC emerging artists at critical crossroads in their professional growth & creative development. Focusing on a different artistic discipline each year, E17: Zines supports seven DC-based artists who explore the myriad uses of zines and DIY publishing in their artistic practices.

Over the course of several months (March – June 2020), and with guidance and feedback from a series of visiting mentors and their peer artists, each E17 artist created a new zine work. E17: Zines is presented as storefront window installation at Transformer from August 1 – September 5, 2020, with artworks available for purchase from Transformer's online store.

 

FLATFILE

BROWSE THE COLLECTION

Transformer's FlatFile is a growing and ever-changing collection of 500+ works by 40+ DC-based emerging artists. All works are 2D, sized 16" x 20" or smaller, and priced $500 and below.

Shop the FlatFile and support local DC artists and Transformer! 

FLATFILE FRIDAYS
Featuring a new artist and an artwork from their FlatFile collection every Friday on Instagram. Follow @transformerdc!