2015 IN FOOD & COMMUNITY

Season Five: Year In Review

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We were floored by the response and turnout of the 3rd annual Basilica Farm & Flea,  hosted in collaboration with the glamorous and hardworking women of Hudson River Exchange, which brought 12,000 visitors to Hudson. The wild and mythical ramp was again hailed, deliciously interpreted, and tasted at this year’s annual Ramp Fest held in collaboration with Swoon KitchenBar. Our 4th annual (FREAK) FLAG DAY presented our first-ever community flag-making workshops, so people could create flags to represent their individual identity, which may – or may not – be reflected in the Stars and Stripes. The Oral History Summer School honored six Hudson residents in an audio procession of cars departing from Basilica Hudson in Automotive Archive: A Roving Memorial. In the realm of community action, we were pleased to host and participate in the Buy Local Chamber of Commerce Expo and The Regional Alliance for a Creative Economy’s panel discussion on Creative Placemaking. And as always, we are proud to host the ever-curious children and educators of Kite’s Nest. Also, this happened.

2015 IN FILM

Season Five: Year In Review

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It was Basilica’s fourth season of bringing unique and exceptional films to the region through Basilica Screenings. The season emphasized expansive documentary practices, with selections from Tell It Like It Is: Black Independents in New York, 1968-1986, formerly presented at the Film Society of Lincoln Center, and hosting guest programmer Jake Perlin and filmmaker Charles Hobson. Additional highlights included screenings with filmmakers Kevin Jerome Everson and Wu Tsang in person, and a program co-presented with the HQTBD art collective that featured Peggy Ahwesh, Ephraim Asili and Takeshi Murata. And, the launch of our Sci-Fi Summer Nights Series included the community success Blade Runner Noodle Night! Our big annual events also featured crossover cinematic programming; 24-HOUR DRONE screened an all-female video program from the collection of Second Ward Foundation along with Bill Stone’s Pensato Clock. At Basilica SoundScape, Kiln Films presented Direct-to-Video, a program of films dedicated to eliciting dialogue between artists and challenge spectatorship, which was joined by Chris Bower’s We Won’t Bow Down along with several other Friday screenings in the North Hall.

2015 IN ART

Season Five: Year In Review

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This season in art was our fifth and one of our most expansive yet – we welcomed artist/poet/character Jack Walls to Hudson in his exhibition “Paintings, Et. Cetera” – an incredibly talented man who has served as a source of inspiration for a generation of young artists including Ryan McGinley, Dan Colen, and the late Dash Snow. Dan Colen also joined us for this year’s Basilica SoundScape, when he spent a week in residence in our factory to create his Tar and Feather paintings to adorn the space. Also opening that weekend, curators Michael St. John, Javier Magri, Carol McCranie, and Tyler Moore presented a smart, reflexive group exhibition entitled The Now Forever. Curated by Daniel Peterson, Psychic Green Trailer was a site-specific installation by Bard MFA sculpture candidate Alan Danielson housed in our very own former Hudson Handling trailer. CATCH, the rough-and-ready performance series headed up the river to conquer Hudson and possibly America. And, we were proud to incubate the first iteration of HQTBD, an innovative roving art project that showcased the work of local artists.

2015 in MUSIC

Season Five: Year In Review

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This year, Basilica launched the first annual stateside installment of 24-HOUR DRONE: Experiments in Sound and Music, an adventurous collaboration with Le Guess Who?, an annual festival in Utrecht, Netherlands. Summer began with our favorite ritual recognition of the (FREAK) Flag Day tradition in Hudson, helmed by darkwave goth queen Shannon F of Light Asylum with special musical guests and freak flag-making workshops. For the first time, the hallowed Main Hall was filled with opera arias when we collaborated with Il Cuore Canta (The Heart Sings), a workshop and concert series. It was wonderful to see our industrial church lend itself equally to chamber music by the rising young artists of the Catskill High Peaks Festival, the post-rock squall of Godspeed You! Black Emperor, and intensity of talent at the fourth annual Basilica SoundScape. We wrapped up our season with CELESTINE V: A NIGHT OF ASTRAL SOUND, a celebratory sonic embrace of darkness and light.

BASILICA FARM & FLEA

In collaboration with Hudson River Exchange
Thanksgiving Weekend, November 27-29

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VISIT OUR BASILICA FARM & FLEA SITE FOR THE FULL WEEKEND SCHEDULE including maker workshops, food & bar information, vendor listings, and more.

Fri. November 27, 2-5 PM | Basilica Farm & Flea Kick-Off + Sales
Fri. November 27, 5-9 PM | Black Friday Soirée with Cocktails + Sales
Sat. November 28 – Sun. November 29, 10 AM – 6 PM | Basilica Farm & Flea Market

This Thanksgiving, the wildly successful Basilica Farm & Flea – the marketplace held at Basilica Hudson – returns on November 27 – 29! Created as an alternative to “Black Friday” culture, the annual market brings together a collection of quality products presented by a diverse group of about 125 regional makers, farmers, chefs and vintage collectors to promote the talents and resources within our community.

CELESTINE V

A Night of Astral Sound

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Sunday, December 13, 7 PM at THE BACK GALLERY at Basilica
TICKETS | $5 in advance | $10 at door
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On this day 721 years ago, Saint Celestine V renounced his papacy after only five months, yearning to return to his solitary, archaic life deep within a cave.

Celestine’s trajectory mirrors our own at this time of year, approaching Winter’s greatest darkness. Basilica invites you to join us as we celebrate our season’s end with a sacred Sunday night– an opportunity to reflect inward / radiate outward in a cosmic cave-like gathering of spirits and sounds.

THE NOW FOREVER

Art Exhibition in Basilica Back Gallery
Curated by Michael St. John with Tyler Moore, Javier Magri + Carol McCranie

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Artist: Alex McQuilkin, Untitled (for Alice), 2015, 42.5″ x 49″ (Detail).


Opening Reception (part of Basilica SoundScape) | Friday, September 11, 6-8 PM
Special Event: Discussion with Curators | Sunday, September 27, 6-8 PM
Gallery Hours | Saturdays + Sundays from September 11 – October 4, 12-5 PM + by appointment

BASILICA SCREENINGS: AUGUST 2015

Joe’s Bed-Stuy Barbershop: We Cut Heads by Spike Lee
Dune versus Dune
Heaven Knows What by Josh + Benny Safdie
The Wolfpack by Crystal Moselle

Basilica Screenings is a film series that presents an array of works from new and repertory narrative features, documentaries, experimental films, to video and media art, as well as guest curated programs, often with filmmakers and special guests in attendance for a discussion following the screenings. Programmed by Basilica Hudson’s film curator Aily Nash, and creative directors Melissa Auf der Maur and Tony Stone.