Hilton Als, of The New Yorker, recalls collection of events from 2014 that had special relevance for him, which includes Okwui Okpokwasili's "Bronx Gothic"
Reviewing Bard College's "The House is Open" event, Siobhan Burke, of the NYTimes, writes Scaffold Room is "driven by an unshakable logic, an imperative to be nowhere but right there..."
Among the projects awarded are MAPP International, for the development and presentation of multidisciplinary works by Lars Jan and Marc Bamuthi Joseph, and Cross Performance!
Mission and Vision
MAPP International Productions develops sustainable environments for contemporary artists to create and perform their work, and uses arts, humanities and dialog to advance appreciation of diverse cultures and perspectives. Our curatorial focus is on artists who tackle complex subject matter, experiment with form and push the cultural conversation forward in society. We are equally dedicated to ensuring that these artists' most ambitious visions reach the stage ("stage" having many forms today), and to offering multiple opportunities for diverse people to engage with both high quality artistic work and the ideas, issues and inspirations at its core. We nurture contemporary artists who reside and create in many parts of the world, embracing multidirectional infiltration and invigoration, and contributing to the U.S.'s role as a valued partner in a global creative community.