This week we're catching up with Victoria Manganiello and Anastasia Voron, the women behind No Home Gallery, a traveling gallery that organizes exhibitions and happenings in various living and studio spaces in New York City, including the recent Alex Fogt show at Sugarlift's Bushwick gallery.
LIVES IN /
Victoria Manganiello: East Village
Anastasia Voron: TriBeCa
WORKS IN /
VM: My Apartment.
AV: Upper East Side
Both: Co-founders and co-directors of No Home Gallery.
ON THE CLOCK /
VM: Wake up, yoga, cook, music, weave, read, write, think, browse, eat, learn, weave, talk, listen, cook, think, read, sleep.
AV: Part I: hit snooze for thirty minutes before I make my first cup of tea. Part II: head to work. Be exposed to a lot of special things. Treat myself with great people. Part III: hang out with Victoria where we go to artist studios, hold meetings in cafes or design in the NYU computer lab. Part IV: turn on vinyl player, sit on carpet, and try to surround myself in a mountainous range of new ideas. Part V: Go to sleep.
YOUR ART WEEKEND /
VM: Last weekend I traveled to Storm King with a friend for art, picnics, and New England fall weather. It was perfect.
AV: ...consists of searching for inspiration, which I can find being social (gallery openings, lectures, Dia:Beacon) or being not social (reading, writing, scrolling through Tumblr).
VM: At this moment I am listening to Banks, Warm Water.
AV: Nicolas Jaar's BBC Essential Mix.
VM: My Architect
AV: Atonement by Joe Wright
VM: Julie Mehretu, El Anatsui, Mark Rothko, David Hockney, Nature, My Sister.
AV: Cy Twombly, Mark Rothko, Henri Cartier-Bresson and my mother.
VM: David Mitchell, John Steinbeck, Haruki Murakami, Tom Robbins, David Sedaris, Dave Eggers, Lonely Planet.
AV: Currently reading The Man with the Compound Eyes by Wu Ming-Yi.
VM: I could ecstatically eat sushi every day until I die but Italian food has made me who I am.
AV: Depends on the day - either organic everything or pretzels and beer.
LATEST PURCHASE /
VM: "Plenty: Vibrant Vegetable Recipes from London's Ottolenghi”
AV: I recently borrowed and lost one of Victoria's tank tops. My latest purchase was ordering and shipping a new one to her address.
GUILTY PLEASURE /
AV: To be honest, there is nothing that gives me pleasure that also makes me feel guilt.
GRADE IN ART CLASS /
VM: I received an honors award for textile arts in undergrad. I am in my first semester of Grad School at NYU now, working towards my Masters so we’ll see!
AV: My high school had a dark room with three enlargers, and I would spend my evenings there after class until the janitor would knock on the door to mention the building was closing. In my final year, I received the Scholastic Art Gold Key for Photography Portfolio and was exhibited in the Brooklyn Museum.
36 HOURS /
VM: This summer I spent two weeks driving solo around Iceland. After camping for a week, I did an AirBnB with Asthildur of Selfoss, South Iceland. As it turned out by total coincidence, she is the head weaving professor at the Reykjavik Art School. I love her family, ideas, customs, country, and spirit. I would fly back for another 36 hours with Asthildur anytime.
AV: A lodge getaway to Northern Canada to see the Northern Lights. A Rolleiflex camera. Wine and a deck of cards. Good friends. A dog and copious time.