The Post Contemporary | 71 Mill Street, Troy NY 12180
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Post Contemporary Troy, NY

Thinking beyond the now

The Post-Contemporary supports artists thinking and/or working beyond the confines of the established art world, enabling them to influence the development of future concepts, systems, and communities.


From September 19 



elise morin and clémence eliard

Ripped Seams and Other Delights
kate eric

Oak Stump with Brackets
patrick jacobs


frederik de wilde
michael bell-smith
matthew barney
lionel maunz
cynthia daignault
tameka norris

The Post seeks artists who want to produce, explore, test new concepts and expand the current debates and ideas in today’s art and culture. Time spent in residence allows artists to revitalize their ideas, develop their work, meet peers and explore new options.

The Residency Program focuses on emerging and early career artists and accepts applicants who offer quality in their art and encourages diversity of style, medium (2-D, 3-D, 4-D), and concept.  Click here to learn more.

The Post Contemporary is grateful for the contributions of numerous individuals and organizations. If you would like to supplement our efforts click here to donate now.

The Woodside Church and chapel are National Historic register buildings. They were commissioned by industrialist and inventor Henry Burden who paid for them with the wealth he had accumulated, in part, by producing almost a million horseshoes a week during the Civil War. The Church was designed by Henry Dudley, a prominent English church architect, and played a significant role in the life of the nineteenth century mill workers. It was, for many, their only social outlet, and formed the center of the neighborhood’s community. It has recorded the births, deaths, marriages, trials and triumphs of Victorian era life. The building has a remarkable pedigree that has garnered it a place of importance in the Gothic Revival movement in American church architecture.  Learn more.

  • EXHIBITION: Rural Violence preview

    Rural Violence is an installation organized by Brandon Stosuy and featuring the work of Matthew Barney, Cynthia Daignault, Lionel Maunz, Prurient (with John Sharian), Brennan Hall, and Dana Wachs. It is a meditation on the bucolic as sinister and the quiet violence of the pastoral,……

  • EXHIBITION: Articulated Void

    Curated by Leah Rico & Emily Zimmerman A greatness beyond the possibility of calculation, measurement, or imitation. A sensory  experience that inspires awe and veneration, and through this, has great power. Rumination on nature and travel in nineteenth century European philosophy led to the exploration……

  • Culture Vultures

    Had a visit from these two feathered beasts as the storm rolled in over the rooftops….