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Teresita Fernández

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The Brooklyn Rail

May 1, 2017

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The Art Newspaper

March 4, 2017

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The future of the arts is Latinx: Q&A with artist Teresita Fernandez

October 5 2016

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Art21

September 24, 2016

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Discovering the World From Nature's Many Perspectives Hyperallergic

December 31 2015

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Women in Art: Teresita Fernández

November 30 2015

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At Grace Farms, Encountering Art at Every Bend New York Times

November 28 2015

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Interview with Sculptor Teresita Fernández Aesthetica Magazine

November 24 2015

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Sculpting the Public: Teresita Fernández Wants You In Her Work Modern Painters

October 31 2015

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Grace Farms Draws Praise Stamford Advocate

October 19 2015

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The Spiritual and Spectacular Meet at an Ultramodern Community Center in Connecticut New York Times

October 16 2015

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Poetry Under Fata Morgana Organized by Teresita Fernández and Emanuel Xavier

September 17 2015

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ArtNexus Teresita Fernández. Fata Morgana.

August 11, 2015

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Arte al Dia International

June 2015

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Cultured Magazine

April 18, 2015

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WSJ Artist Teresita Fernández Transforms New York’s Madison Square Park

March 31, 2015

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Departures Magazine Artist of the Moment: Teresita Fernández

January 9, 2015

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Gothamist Massive 500-Foot-Long Canopy Coming To Madison Square Park

November 11, 2014

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New York Times

November 6, 2014

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Modern Art Notes Podcast

August 18, 2014

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W Magazine

July 17, 2014

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The Brooklyn Rail

July/August 2014

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Sculpture

November 2013

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Art Bahrain

Fall 2013 - Winter 2014

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Architectural Digest

October 2013

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Modern Painters

October 2013

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South China Morning Post

September 26, 2013

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Whitewall

February 1, 2013

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W Magazine

October 2012

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The Wall Street Journal

September 14, 2012

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Artinfo

September 12, 2012

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Bloomberg

September 5, 2012

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Whitewall

November 30, 2011

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W Magazine

November 30, 2011

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The New York Observer

September 19, 2011

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White House Appoints Artist Teresita Fernandez to the U.S. Commission of Fine Arts

September 2011

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Art in Asia

August 31, 2011

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Artdaily

May 26, 2011

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artdaily

January 31, 2011

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Artinfo

November 16, 2010

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Financial Times

April 9, 2010

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Bob Magazine Issue 67

February 28, 2010

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Artforum

February 28, 2010

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Art Lies

February 28, 2010

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Monocle

October 31, 2009

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Anne Stringfield Interview

October 31, 2009

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David Norr Essay

October 31, 2009

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Dave Hickey Essay

October 31, 2009

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Annette DiMeo Carlozzi Essay

October 31, 2009

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The Business Times

September 19, 2009

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Artforum

August 31, 2009

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St. Petersburg Times

August 23, 2009

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Dallas Morning News

August 8, 2009

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...might be good

February 6, 2009

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Blackbird

August 31, 2008

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Vogue

April 1, 2007

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Tema Celeste

October 22, 2005

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USA Today

September 20, 2005

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ArtNexus

June 1, 2005

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ArtReview

April 1, 2005

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Art + Auction

March 1, 2005

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Art in America

November 1, 2003

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Art in America

March 1, 2003

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Art in America

December 1, 2001

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ARTnews

September 1, 2001

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New York Times

March 21, 1999

Grace Farms Draws Praise

Stamford Advocate


By Martin B. Cassidy.

 

Sunlight glinted off the steel roof and glass exteriors of the new River Building as curious residents, architects and others came to see the modernist structure off of Route 123.


After a hard rain swept through that morning, the assembled at Grace Farms entered the long-awaited glass enclosed building and surrounding property at a public unveiling Oct. 9.


“I think it is just incredible,” New Canaan architect Richard Bergmann said of the building.


In advance of an early afternoon dedication, Sharon Prince and architects Ryue Nishizawa and Kazuyo Sejima narrated an hour-plus tour that wended down corridors and paths linking the different structures of the glass-sided building called “The River.” It is an 83,000-square-foot building set on 75 acres of woodlands and landscaped areas.

 

The building, land and other facilities, owned by the Grace Farms Foundation, will be open for use six days a week by the Grace Farms Church and wider community. The new building cost roughly $65 million.


The event was part of a two-day-long celebration of the property’s public opening that included a benefit show by songwriter Aloe Blacc and choreography from the Paul Taylor Dance Company, which performed a work called “Promethean Fire.” Visitors were also invited to participate in a variety of art presentations and children’s craft activities.


Addressing a media-heavy crowd, Sharon Prince, president of the Grace Farms Foundation’s board of directors, said the building’s modernist see-through design was arrived at after extended collaboration since 2010 with Sejima and her acclaimed architectural firm SANAA of Tokyo on what kind of building would best maintain the land.


“We were so fascinated, but at the same time it was very difficult to find the solution about how to communicate with the beautiful landscape,” Sejiwa said.


“One of our interests in the project was how to explore the architecture together with the nature,” Nishizawa said. “We were always trying to think what kind of connection between architecture and nature can be made.”

 

Moving through the building starting in the uppermost sanctuary area, Prince said visitors walking through the building will progress from “more peaceful to more active” areas as they pass through the building.


The kickoff also included the unveiling of arts works commissioned for the building by five contemporary artists, including Thomas Demand, Olafur Eliasson, Teresita Fernandez and Susan Philipsz, which will remain on display.


“We’re trying to create a type B experience in a Type A world and to do that and create a peaceful respite. It is nature that really helps you settle down,” Prince said. “But we also wanted to have a place for a vibrant community.”