Parrish Dance Party Wraps Up THAW Fest and ‘Artists Choose Artists’

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Parrish Museum Dance Party Warms Up THAW Fest

This THAW Fest — the annual arts weekend festival on the East End — the Parrish Art Museum is pulling out all the stops.

DJ Twilo will kick off the celebration with a night of dancing and music in the Lichtenstein Theater on Friday, March 22, from 7 to 9:30 p.m. at the Water Mill museum, located at 279 Montauk Highway.

“DJ Twilo mixes a blend of house music, Top 40, the latest music from France and hip-hop,” according to a press release. “Her ability to infuse her own musical sensibility into a varied archive has made her one of the most sought-after DJs on the east coast.”

On Sunday, March 24, the Hamptons Doc Fest will co-present a screening of “Kusama—Infinity: The Life and Art of Yayoi Kusama” at 2 p.m., as part of “The Artist’s Lens” series. A conversation with Parrish Director Terrie Sultan and artist John Torreano will follow.

“Now the top-selling female artist in the world, Kusama pushed boundaries that often alienated her from both her peers and those in power in the art world,” the release said. “The film follows the artist’s extraordinary trajectory from arriving in New York in 1957 to moving in avant-garde circles that included Donald Judd and Eva Hesse. A precursor to Pop Art, Kusama is often considered to have had a major influence on Andy Warhol. Her signature dot and net motifs led to Infinity Nets, hallucinatory paintings of loops and dots and physical representations of the idea of infinity.”

In addition, two new photography exhibitions will open on Sunday, March 24, and remain on view through July. “Renate Aller: The Space Between Memory and Expectation” features 12 of the German photographer’s large-scale archival prints — which present a compositionally unified environment — while “Jean-Luc Mylayne: A Matter of Place” reveals the French-born photographer’s view of landscape and nature through monumentally scaled images.

“I’m pleased that the Parrish is presenting a well-rounded program to celebrate the arts and culture of the Hamptons,” Corinne Erni, curator of special projects, said in a press release. “We hope a great number of community members, weekenders and tourists young and old will take advantage of this special weekend to experience the museum’s rich programming.”

Film screening tickets are $15 and admission to the DJ Twilo dance party is $12, or $5 and free for members, children and students, respectively. For more information, call (631) 283-2118 or visit

Parrish Calls for Submissions, To Be Judged by Artists

Artists are their own worst critics — and in “Artists Choose Artists,” they are also the judges.

In preparation for its fourth iteration of the annual show, the Parrish Art Museum has announced a call for submissions for its triennial exhibition, which highlights the dynamic relationships that unite the local creative community, while encouraging conversation between artists at varying stages in their careers.

“‘Artists Choose Artists’ goes to the core of the Parrish’s goal to encourage mentorship and creativity, and to support the artists who make our community so vibrant and stimulating,” Parrish Director Terrie Sultan said in a press release.

Seven artist jurors — Lillian Ball, Ralph Gibson, Valerie Jaudon, Jill Moser, Alexis Rockman, Lucien Smith and Allan Wexler — will each select two artists, based on online submissions and subsequent studio visits, and work by the judges and 14 winners will hang collectively from November 10 through January 26, 2020.

‘“Artists Choose Artists” encourages fellowship among today’s expanded, multi-generational network of artists,” the press release said, “and demonstrates the diversity of contemporary creative practice.”

Submissions must be made by May 31, and all applicants must be full- or part-time East End residents, as defined by the zip code prefix 119. The fee is $20 and juror selections will be announced in August. For application requirements and more information, visit