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March 26, 2016
1:00 pm - 7:00 pm
The Watermill Center

1:00 – 2:30pm | Tour
3:00 – 5:00pm | Exhibition Opening | Basco Vazko
5:00 – 7:00pm | Open Rehearsal with Alan Lucien Øyen

Tour | The Watermill Center
Walk through history with a guided tour of The Watermill Center building, grounds, gardens, art collection and study library. The Watermill Collection contains over 8,000 pieces representing all continents and many eras, from the stone age to the present. Housed in a place where performers, artists and scientists from different cultures and disciplines come to collaborate, the Watermill Collection serves as an inspiration for creative practice. Situated on eight-acres of land, The Watermill Center is surrounded by verdant lawns and outdoor sculpture, meditation and rooftop gardens.

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Exhibition Opening | Basco Vazko | Inga Maren Otto Fellow
Following the tour at 3:00pm, join us as emerging Chilean visual artist Basco Vazko premieres a new exhibition mirroring his practice of collage-graffiti. The exhibition creates an assemblage by layering new and old artworks in his infamous pop-punk aesthetic.

Basco Vazko (b. 1983 Santiago, Chile) currently lives in Santiago and works as a painter. Since 1998 Vazko has painted public pieces in major cities across the globe, including his native Santiago, Paris, Sao Paulo, and New York, among other cities. Vazko was one of the featured artists at the Fondation Cartier pour l’Art Contemporain’s “Born in the Streets”, a groundbreaking international exhibition documenting the most important global street artists. His work has been featured in the New York Times, T Magazine, and a host of other global publications.

Exhibition on view through June 17, 2016.
This exhibition was curated by Noah Khoshbin and Daneyal Mahmood.

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Open Rehearsal | Alan Lucien Øyen
Join us at 5:00pm as Alan Lucien Øyen with international touring company winter guests, presents the second phase of his new work in an open rehearsal to the public. Performing works by Øyen, winter guests tells stories of the contemporary world with words, video, music, and movement.

Alan Lucien Øyen is one of the most exciting up-and-coming artists in Norway today, whose work as writer, director and choreographer has been highly acclaimed in his home country and abroad.

He graduated as a dancer from the State school of Art in Oslo in 2001, but quickly turned to choreographing and staging his own works. By 2006 he had already established his own company winter guests, an ensemble of highly skilled performers, writing, staging and touring theatrical works in English for the international stage.

winter guests tells stories of the contemporary world with words, video, music and movement. The works are often based on real life experiences, including original text, transcribed recordings and improvisations. The company often inserts its own reality into the subject matter of the piece resulting in rich, eccentric, and entertaining performances in a constantly shifting format.

The artist has won several awards, both for his choreographic works as well as his theater productions. Most recently, Coelacanth – a six hour long play, co-written by British playwright and director Andrew Wale – won him the prestigious HEDDA Award (Norwegian Theater Awards) for Best Original Play, as well as three other nominations including Best Director and Best Play.

As an artist-in-residence with the Norwegian National Opera and Ballet, he is given the space and freedom for himself and his company winter guests, to make groundbreaking theater and dance performances in the new Norwegian Opera House.

Click here to make a reservation for Alan Lucien Øyen’s open rehearsal (required).

Image Credits: Basco Vazko; he Norwegian Opera & Ballett, photo by Erik Berg

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39 Watermill Towd Road
Water Mill, NY 11976 United States