Catalogues and Exhibition Texts – click thumbnails to read

Sarah Howard

"Sponge Exchange, Hope Ginsburg" (exhibition text)

University of South Florida Contemporary Art Museum, 2020

Denise Markonish
"Explode Every Day: An Inquiry into the Phenomena of Wonder" (excerpt from catalog essay)
MASS MoCA, 2016
pp. 50–51

Jennifer Lange
"Land Dive Team: Bay of Fundy" (exhibition text)
THE BOX, Wexner Center for the Arts, 2016

Sarah Demeuse
"Weather Permitting" (catalog entry)
9th Mercosul Biennial, 2013
pp. 308–311

Regine Basha
"Hope Ginsburg" (catalog essay)
CUE Art Foundation, 2011
pp. 6–7

Emily Sessions
"Hope Ginsburg" (catalog essay)
CUE Art Foundation, 2011
pp. 21–25

Jennifer Kollar
"Factory Direct: New Haven" (catalog entry)
Artspace, 2005

Helen Molesworth
"Work Ethic" (catalog entry)
Baltimore Museum of Art, 2003
pp. 147–148

Larissa Harris
"Heart of Gold" (excerpt from catalog essay)
PS1, 2002
pp. 3–5

Omer Fast
"Fido Television" (excerpt from catalog essay)
Hunter College Times Square Art Gallery, 2000

Books – click thumbnails to read

Sarah Urist Green

"You Are An Artist: Assignments to Spark Creation"

Penguin Books, 2020

pp. 239–232

Corina L. Apostol and Nato Thompson, Editors

"Making Another World Possible: 10 Creative Time Summits, 10 Global Issues, 100 Art Projects"

Routledge, 2020

pp. 277–278

Akiko Busch

"How to Disappear: Notes on Invisibility in a Time of Transparency"

Penguin Books, 2019

pp. 199–200

Articles and Reviews – click thumbnails to read

Jennifer Lange

Film/Video Studio Journals: Hope Ginsburg

In Practice, Wexner Center for the Arts, Fall 2021

Antonia S. Krueger

"Art for a Warming World: Sponge Exchange and Flood Zone"

Creative Pinellas

February 19, 2020

Emma Colón
"5 Artists Bridging Communities Across Difference"
A Blade of Grass Magazine
March 28, 2019

Leila Ugincius
"Optimistic and Tragic: A Glimpse of Coral Restoration"
VCU News
March 26, 2019

Sydney Cologie and Brynne McGregor
"Wex Moments 2018: Film/Video Studio artist Hope Ginsburg" (Q&A)
Wexner Center for the Arts
December 26, 2018

Tim Dodson
"Performative Diving Piece Featured at Festival Honoring the James River"
Richmond Times-Dispatch
June 9, 2018

Karen Newton
"Deep Dive: Artist Hope Ginsburg Becomes One with the Sea"
Style Weekly, June 2018

Jessica Lynne
"From Climate Change to Race Relations, Artists Respond to Richmond, VA" (review)
Hyperallergic, 2015

Lauren O'Neill-Butler
"Hope Ginsburg CUE Art Foundation" (review)
Artforum, Summer 2011

Gary Robertson

"Art Students Find Inspiration in the Lab"

VCU News Center, 2010

T.J. Demos
"Work Ethic" (review)
Artforum, February 2004

Videos – click thumbnails to view

Land Dive Team: Amphibious James

Television Program is a Production of VPM

Producer/Director: Mason Mills

Producer/Field Director: Allison Benedict

September 22, 2019

Conjure a Studio – Hope Ginsburg
The Art Assignment
PBS Digital Studios, 2016

The Art of Pedagogy – Hope Ginsburg
Creative Time Summit
Biennale Arte, 2015

Art and Education in the 21st Century
Panelists: John Brown-Executive Director, Windgate Foundation; Tom Finkelpearl-Commissioner, NYC Department of Cultural Affairs; Hope Ginsburg-Artist and Educator; Moderator: Geoffrey Cowan- President, The Annenberg Foundation Trust
Crystal Bridges Museum of American Art, 2014

Performative Diving Piece Featured at Festival Honoring James River


Dozens of people sat on rocks along the James River on Saturday afternoon as sounds of a symphony, wildlife recordings and the heavy breaths of divers emanated from a nearby speaker.

The crowd watched as a small team of divers submerged themselves under the river.


Yards away, another team of divers sat on the land in their scuba gear, quietly meditating as the symphony played in front of them under the shade of a white tent.


Artist Hope Ginsburg, who was leading the performative piece, shared a few words about the river from underneath the water before her team emerged and rejoined their fellow divers on shore.


“As someone who uses my art projects as an opportunity to ... learn socially, learn collectively, this felt like an extraordinary opportunity to not only learn about this river that I live with, but to learn with my community of scientists, adventurers, musicians, artists and divers,” Ginsburg said after the performance, which featured a score composed by Joshua Quarles.


“I hope [the viewers] had an experience of the river that was new,” Ginsburg added.


The project was part of this weekend’s Festival of the River, a three-day series of events inviting the Richmond community to honor the James River that flows through the heart of the city. The festival includes artistic and musical performances, as well as “Back to the Bay” environmentally focused programming as part of Chesapeake Bay Awareness Week.


“The point of it all is to remind people of the importance of the health of the river and the watersheds and the relationship of the watersheds to the river and the river to the Chesapeake Bay,” said David Fisk, executive director of the Richmond Symphony.


The festival coincides with the Richmond Symphony’s 60th anniversary and features multiple symphony performances over the weekend.


“This is the end of our 60th anniversary season — we wanted to do something special at the end that would be remembered but would also bring a lot of people together,” Fisk said. “There’s nothing more special about Richmond than the river.”


The festival started with Friday Cheers performances from the No BS! Brass Band, Richmond Symphony and Grammy Award-winner Rhiannon Giddens. Saturday evening’s performers included the Richmond Symphony and Savion Glover, a Tony Award-winning tap dancer and choreographer.


The festival wraps up Sunday with activities on Brown’s Island from 11 a.m. to 3 p.m., including a community picnic where attendees are asked to bring a blanket to donate to a local drive and help arrange into an image of the James River, which will then be captured by aerial photography.

Tim Dodson
"Performative Diving Piece Featured at Festival Honoring the James River"
Richmond Times-Dispatch
June 9, 2018