Light is Everything
Spring-Summer 2013 EVENTS
FUNDRAISING CAMPAIGN LAUNCH/ 3 May 2013 / New York NY
Introducing a new initiative combining art and women's human rights: In conjunction with the Huffington Post's Raise for Women Challenge, Lia launches a fundraising campaign for her latest creative endeavor, the Restore Prize. The Restore Prize is a biannual public art commission awarded to an outstanding female contemporary artist. The commission will engage powerful female voices in order to raise community awareness and understanding of the plight of sex trafficking survivors and the work of the non-profit organization, Restore, throughout New York City through the unique language of art. The inaugural Restore Prize is curated by Tali Wertheimer and will launch in fall of 2013. Please visit the Restore Prize's crowdrise page to learn more about this exciting venture. #RaiseForWomen #RestorePrize
GALA / 14 May 2013 / New York NY
Restore is a nonprofit organization whose mission is to end sex trafficking in New York and restore the well-being and independence of foreign-national survivors. Restore's annual Freedom Gala takes place this month at the City Winery. It features an evening of wine tasting, the music of electronic dream pop band Au Revoir Simone, and inspiring stories of healing and hope. @RestoreNYC @aurevoirsimone
PUBLICATION / May 2013 / Bologna, ITALY
A Thousand Rainbows is published in mid-May by the Italian publisher Damiani. The volume provides a unique look into the processes behind Lia's 2011-2012 photographic series by the same name. With texts by cultural critic Andrea Codrington Lippke and cultural historian Mark Sprinkle. The book is released this fall. From ARTBOOK D.A.P.: "A Thousand Rainbows gathers a new body of photographic work by Lia Chavez that explores the nature of interpersonal and spiritual relationships through the manipulation of light. This volume reproduces 22 images from the series and discusses the science and mysticism behind her art." #athousandrainbows
RESEARCH / Late May - July 2013 / Various locations, EUROPE
Lia spends a month and a half in Europe this summer conducting material research on sacred natural and manmade spaces for her upcoming endurance performances this fall.
CELEBRATION / 28 May 2013 / Venice, ITALY
Alongside New York's Magnan Metz Gallery and the private art dealer Marla Goldwasser, Lia hosts a party to celebrate the vernissage of the 55th Venice Biennale.
PERFORMANCE PROJECT LAUNCH / 1 June 2013 / Venice, ITALY
Lia launches her first of several performances belonging to her long-term performance project, Material Dispersion, on the Lido of Venice. For Material Dispersion, Lia will journey to the seven great seas of the planet.
CONFERENCE / 6 June 2013 / New York NY
Lia participates in the Third Metric Conference on the topic of "Redefining Success" hosted by Mika Brzezinski and Arianna Huffington. You can read Lia's blog posts about the conference on Huffington Post.
EXHIBITION / 14-15 June 2013 / Turin, ITALY
Lia exhibits recent her video work, Form of the Infinite, at the Torino Performance Art Festival.
SALON / Late July 2013 / New York NY
Lia hosts an art Salon on Surrealism for Performa to celebrate the lead-up to the Performa 13 Biennial.
PERFORMANCE / August 15 2013 / Brooklyn NY
Lia 's two week endurance performance exploring surreal visions accessed during heightened states of concentration opens at the Soapbox Gallery.