Columbia Artists Selected to Present at The Shed

Alumni Artist

Columbia Artists Selected to Present at The Shed

Part of The Shed's Inaugural Season of Open Call
Architecture & Design
Visual Arts

Opening in spring 2019, The Shed will be New York’s first multi-arts center designed to commission, produce, and present all types of performing arts, visual arts, and popular culture. The Shed is located in on the west side of Manhattan where the High Line meets Hudson Yards. Learn more about The Shed here.

The Shed will commission original works of art, across all disciplines, for all audiences, beginning with fifty-two emerging artists will inaugurate The Shed’s Open Call commissioning program in spring 2019. Of the artists selected, there are five Columbia artists who will present new works created for the Open Call program.

New York City-based historian Caitlin Blanchfield ‘14GSAPP and architect Farzin Lotfi-Jam ‘12GSAPP are developing Modern Management Methods, an ongoing survey and visualization project that x-rays iconic buildings to ask what the concept of universal value means for modern architecture.

Hugh Hayden '18SOA lives in Harlem. His work explores ideas of belonging to a social landscape through a lens of camouflage and natural materials. He works in sculpture and salvaged wood and is developing First Apartment for Open Call.

Asif Mian '18SOA is a visual artist who lives in Brooklyn and works at the intersection of sculpture, video, and performance. Mian is developing Spectral Decoy for Open Call.

Kiyan Williams '19SOA is a multidisciplinary artist residing in Manhattan who creates live performance, sculpture, video, and text informed by autoethnography and archival research. For Open Call, they will develop a new performance work.

About Open Call

Open Call is The Shed’s large-scale commissioning program for New York City-based artists, working in all disciplines, who have not yet received extensive support from large cultural institutions.

Each artist will receive funding, resources, and support to develop and present a new work at The Shed. These commissions will be presented throughout The Shed’s principal spaces, and admission to all exhibitions and performances will be free to the public.

Over 900 artists from across all five boroughs submitted proposals for Open Call. Our intensive review panels, comprised of artists, cultural programmers, and academics from a wide variety of backgrounds, selected 52 artists and collectives for the inaugural season of Open Call.