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News and Events from CEC ArtsLink

Dear Friends,

2009 was an exciting year in which CEC ArtsLink helped realize brilliant art projects throughout the world, facilitated exchanges with dozens of international artists and created an entirely new website. We are pleased to share news about the events and achievements of some of the participants in CEC ArtsLink’s programs. We hope you will be able to participate in some of these happenings and make good use of the new www.cecartslink.org.

We know that you value the opportunity to interact with artists from around the world. We hope that you will be inspired and moved to support our work with a contribution to CEC ArtsLink.




New CEC ArtsLink Website!

This compelling redesigned w
ebsite, supported by a grant from the Robert Sterling Clark Foundation, illustrates the reach of our international activities. Three new features that you’ll appreciate are:

§         an interactive map that allows you to gain information about over 1,000 artists and organizations with whom we have worked in theUS and abroad

§         a Community Page which gives you access to artists’ blogs, videos of performances and work with partners in places as distant as Tajikistan,Kyrgyzstan and the far reaches of Russia

§         a new navigation system which simplifies grant searches for new and returning applicants


Please visit us at www.cecartslink.org











Danijel Zezelj (Brooklyn, NY)

December 22, 2009 | 10pm

Gallery 151
350 Bowery , NYC

$5 donation


Join Danijel Zezelj, a 2005 ArtsLink Projects awardee, for an evening of live multimedia performance. Danijel Jezelj (live painting), Jessica Lurie (saxophone, voice effects), Kenny Wollensen (Drums), Brandon Seabrook (Guitar, Banjo), and Todd Sickafoose (Bass) will be performing.







Bruce Checefsky

Curiouser and Curiouser

January 5-30, 2009

Andre Zarre Gallery
529 W. 20th St., 7th Floor



2007 ArtsLink Projects awardee Bruce Checefsky will show a series of richly-colored environmental scanner prints at Andre Zarre Gallery. Using an improvised flatbed scanner as a field camera, Checefsky has captured lush garden landscapes that, through shifting vantage points and his unconventional lens, yield images of both extreme flatness and great depth.





Daniel Bozhkov

Republik of Perpetual Reconstitution and Rebuild

Ongoing through March 13, 2010

Queens Museum of Art
New York City Building
Flushing Meadows Corona Park
Queens, NY


Daniel Bozhkov, a 2007 ArtsLink Projects awardee, has created unlikely encounters in between histories, futures, cultures, and memories. Bricks, books, and antiquated office furniture and equipment salvaged from this former World’s Fair-site makes upRepublik of Perpetual Reconstitution and Rebuildin which Michelangelo’s Pieta meets Moby Dick in a forest of metal lockers full of visions.





Tomasz Domanski 
Griffis International Sculpture Garden
Rome, NY

1998 ArtsLink Fellow Tomasz Domanski has installed his 13-foot site-specific sculpture Chimneyin the permanent collection of Griffis InternationalSculpture Garden in upstate New York. Domanski fuses hard-edge Minimalism with a freer, more whimsical structure that reflects various moods and light depending on the time of day.





Images from top:

CEC ArtsLink website

Danijel Zezelj, Once, poster for the event

Bruce Checefsky, Dahlia “Nenekazi,” detail, 2009, chromogenic scanner print, 18 x 24 in.

Installation views of Republik of Perpetual Reconstruction and Rebuild, Queens Museum of Art, NYC, 2009

Tomasz Domanski, Chimney, aluminum, light, 161.4 x 106.2 x 106.2 in.


CEC ArtsLink acknowledges our major funders, whose support over the years has helped us sustain the excellence of our programs: generous individuals, the National Endowment for the Arts, Open World Leadership Center at the Library of Congress, the Trust for Mutual Understanding, and The Warhol Foundation for the Visual Arts.

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