The Arcadia Center


Ben Thorp Brown is an artist living and working in New York, whose work is made with video, performance, and sculptural installation, and involves embedded research and collaboration with a range of participants

Artist Bio

In a near future world, an organization called The Arcadia Center has been leading empathy training workshops. Formed in response to changing economic and social realities, The Arcadia Center training exercises are held in an environment conducive to altered spatio-temporal experience. The Arcadia Center is a project that considers the effects of changing economic and social realities on psychological well being through an imagined community space and training environment. Visitors to The Arcadia Center will encounter a film, sculptural installation, and a workshop.


Award Year
2016
Status

In Progress


Ben Thorp Brown presents his project at the 2016 Creative Capital Retreat

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Ben Thorp Brown

Brooklyn, NY

Ben Thorp Brown is an artist living and working in New York. Much of his work is made with video, performance, and sculptural installation, and involves embedded research and collaboration with a range of participants. His recent work has been presented in exhibitions at the Whitney Museum, Display, St. Louis Art Museum, MAK Vienna, MoMA PS1, and SculptureCenter, and in film festivals such as The New York Film Festival and Rotterdam International Film Festival. He will have upcoming solo exhibitions at the Jeu de Paume in Paris, CAPC Bordeaux, France and Museo Amparo in Puebla, Mexico. He has participated in residencies through the Lower Manhattan Cultural Council’s Workspace program and at the Chinati Foundation in Marfa, TX. He attended the Whitney Museum Independent Study Program, and is a graduate of Williams College and the School of the Art Institute of Chicago.