"At Ace, we agree with Richard Avedon when he says, "Anything is an art if you do it at the level of an art." Sculpture, mineral, sound, a well wrought ink line on a page. Some people wink and call it art. We know that good thinking and good making take space, and also time — two things we don't have much of in New York City — and it is in this spirit that Ace Hotel New York first dreamt up its Artists in Residence series, a night for artists to give their ideas some space to expand and fester and bloom.
Partnering with institutions such as The Museum of Art & Design, Tomorrow Lab, Eyebeam Art + Technology Center, Printed Matter and Flux Factory — we've kept our rooms in the art game ever since. We invite an artist to stay every Sunday night, to create, and on Monday morning we see what they've made. "