October 16, 2018, 6:30–8pm

“As If” We Came Together to Care, a reading by Andrea Fraser organized by Rethinking Residencies, with responses by Heather Hart and Nicholas Weist

For this event organized by Rethinking Residencies, artist Andrea Fraser will read from her text “As If” We Came Together to Care, which reflects on the psychological dimensions of hospitality in art institutions. Following this, Heather Hart and Nicholas Weist will present short responses. This event stems from Rethinking Residencies’ inquiries into hospitality as critical to art practice.

Art residencies always produce complex host-guest relations. The position of institution as host and the artist as guest are assumed roles that can also shift in relation to social, political, economic and ethical conditions. Considerations of hospitality are central for residencies as well as for presenting institutions. Space, time, exchange and resources define situations of hospitality, which are intrinsically linked to every level of cultural production.

“As If” We Came Together to Care is organized by Rethinking Residencies, a working group of thirteen New York-based residency programs. Initiated in March 2014, its members share knowledge and resources, while cultivating critical thinking and discourse about residencies. Collaborating organizations represent a wide range of models, scales, and approaches and include: Eyebeam, Fire Island Artist Residency, Flux Factory, International Studio & Curatorial Program (ISCP), Lower Manhattan Cultural Council (LMCC), Pioneer Works, Queens Museum, Recess, The Shandaken Project, EFA Project Space’s SHIFT Residency, Spaceworks, Triangle Arts Association and Wave Hill.

“As If” We Came Together to Care by Andrea Fraser first appeared in Cultures of the Curatorial (2016), published by Sternberg Press.

Participant Biographies:

Andrea Fraser is an artist whose work investigates the social, financial, and affective economies of cultural institutions, fields, and groups. She is Professor, Interdisciplinary Studio Area Head, and Chair of the UCLA Department of Art. Retrospectives of her work have been presented by the Museum Ludwig, Cologne, 2013; the Museum der Moderne, Salzburg, 2015; the Museum of Contemporary Art Barcelona and MUAC UNAM, Mexico City, both 2016. Her most recent book, 2016 in Museums, Money, and Politics (2018)—co-published by the CCA Wattis Institute, Westreich/Wagner Publications, and MIT Press—documents the political contributions of the board members of over 125 major US art organizations in the 2016 election cycle and its aftermath, examining the intersection of cultural philanthropy and political finance in the age of plutocracy. Fraser serves on the boards of WAGE, the ICA LA, and Grex, the West Coast Affiliate of the AK Rice Institute for the Study of Social Systems.

Heather Hart, based in New York, is an interdisciplinary artist exploring the power in thresholds, questioning dominant narratives and creating alternatives to them. She was awarded grants from the Joan Mitchell Foundation, the Jerome Foundation, NYFA, Harpo Foundation and Creative Capital. Hart’s work has been exhibited at Storm King Art Center, The Kohler Arts Center, Eastern Illinois University, ICA Philadelphia, Seattle Art Museum, Brooklyn Museum, Studio Museum in Harlem, Socrates Sculpture Park, University of Toronto and a collaborative show at The Drawing Center. She studied at Cornish College of the Arts and Princeton University and received her MFA from Rutgers University.

Nicholas Weist is the founding director of Shandaken Projects, which has offered free artist services and public programs since 2012. A veteran arts administrator, he has also held senior positions at Creative Time and powerHouse Books, and has organized exhibitions internationally. He has written about art and visual culture for Frieze, Art in America, Whitewall, Interview, Document Journal, and several other publications. His work has been reflected on in The New York Times, The New York Observer, The Brooklyn Rail, T magazine, Bomb, Art News, and many more.

This program is supported, in part, by New York City Department of Cultural Affairs, in partnership with the City Council and New York State Council on the Arts with the support of Governor Andrew M. Cuomo and the New York State Legislature.


October 15–October 29, 2018

2018 ISCP Benefit Auction

Bidding opens Monday, October 15, 12pm EST
Bidding closes Monday, October 29, 9pm EST

The International Studio & Curatorial Program announces the 2018 ISCP Benefit Auction. Conducted exclusively through Artsy, the auction offers a range of affordable contemporary art works by established, mid-career, and world-renowned artists, including ISCP alumni. Forty-seven international contemporary artists and generous supporters are joining ISCP’s mission by donating all auction proceeds. The funds raised will support the program, and pay to bring artists and curators from areas of the world that do not have significant cultural infrastructural funding.

Click here to browse the Benefit Auction powered by Artsy.

Bid now to support ISCP’s international contemporary art programs and community of artists and curators.

The 2018 limited edition created exclusively for ISCP by Stephanie Syjuco is now sold out.

Participating artists include:

Øystein Aasan*, Osi Audu, Javier Barrios*, Willie Birch, Tonje Bøe Birkeland*, Richard Bosman, Savas Boyraz*, Cody Choi*, Petros Chrisostomou*, James Clar, John Coplans, David Diao, Carolina Falkholt*, Jude Griebel*, Cai Guo-Qiang, Kiluanji Kia Henda*, Mark Hilton*, Takahiro Iwasaki*, Matthew Day Jackson, Leah James, Anna Jermolaewa*, Moussa Kone*, Saskia Janssen* and George Korsmit, Joseph Kosuth, Shawn Kuruneru, Caroline Larsen, Cary Leibowitz, Leung Chi Wo*, Roy Lichtenstein, Andrea Mastrovito*, Elisabeth Molin*, Takashi Murakami, Gerald Nestler*, Emeka Ogboh, Will Penny, Duke Riley, James Siena, Lorna Simpson, Tattfoo Tan, Emma Tapley, Hakan Topal, Paul Wackers, Kara Walker, Entang Wiharso*, Martha Wilson, and Terry Winters.

*ISCP Alumni

The 2018 ISCP Benefit Committee

Yng-Ru Chen (Chair), Annie Belz, Elissa Black, Nancy Bulalacao, Patricia Brundage, Cristina Gómez, Karen E. Jones, Karen Karp, Judge Khanna, Joseph Kosuth, Cary Leibowitz, Darragh McConnell, Harineta Rigatos, Austin Tyler Rogers, Lena Saltos, Rirkrit Tiravanija, and Arthur Zegelbone.

Generous donations to the auction have been made by the artists as well as Annie Belz; Patricia Brundage; Catharine Clark Gallery, San Francisco; Yng-Ru Chen; Billy Copley; Darren Knight Gallery, Sydney; Ellen de Bruijne PROJECTS, Amsterdam; Dennis Elliott; Jane Lombard Gallery, New York; Karen Karp; Laney Contemporary Fine Art, Savannah, Georgia; John Moore; Morgan Lehman Gallery, New York; Ugochukwu-Smooth C. Nzewi; P.P.O.W. Gallery, New York; Pace Gallery, New York; Pace Prints, New York; RYAN LEE Gallery, New York; Sean Kelly Gallery, New York; Stephanie Syjuco; LuRaye Tate; The Hole, New York; Marjorie Welish; and William N. Copley Estate, New York.

ISCP is extremely grateful to Christy Williams Coombs of Sotheby’s, Ilegal Mezcal, James Cohan Gallery and sweetgreen for their support of the auction.

October 2, 2018, 6:30–8pm

Screening of Playing Japanese by Hikaru Fujii, with a response by Yukie Kamiya

This event, held in conjunction with the exhibition The Primary Fact by former ISCP resident Hikaru Fuji, will begin with a screening of Fujii’s video Playing Japanese (2017), followed by a response by Yukie Kamiya, Director, Japan Society Gallery.

Playing Japanese, for which Hikaru Fujii won the Nissan Art Award in 2017, includes footage from a workshop he orchestrated during which dozens of members of the public were invited to “perform” what it means to be Japanese. During this workshop, the participants also reenacted historical texts from the early twentieth century, written about an imperialist “human exhibit” that took place in Japan in 1903. Ultimately, the work is connected to current Japanese political and social issues linked to depopulation, immigration and discrimination.

Yukie Kamiya is Director at Japan Society Gallery, New York. Previously, Kamiya was Chief Curator of Hiroshima City Museum of Contemporary Art, Japan and served as Associate Curator at the New Museum, New York. She has curated exhibitions internationally, and organized monographic exhibitions by artists including Cai Guo-Qiang, Yasumasa Morimura, Yoko Ono, Do Ho Suh and others. She also served for cultural institutions including the Japan Foundation, and Goethe Institute as a guest curator and co-curated the group exhibitions Discordant Harmony: Critical Reflection of Imagination of Asia (2015-2017), Re:Quest Japanese Contemporary Art since the 1970s (2013), and Under Construction: New Dimension of Asian Art (2002-2003). Kamiya received the Academic Prize from the National Museum of Western Art, Tokyo for her curation of Simon Starling: Project for a Masquerade (Hiroshima) in 2011. She is currently working on the Shanghai Biennial 2018 as co-curator.

Artist and filmmaker Hikaru Fujii (born 1976) lives and works in Tokyo. Fujii studied at École nationale supérieure des arts décoratifs, Paris, and obtained a MA from Université de Paris 8. He undertakes extensive research and fieldwork to investigate existing systems and structures, based on the idea that art is produced from a relationship between society and history. Rather than presenting his research matter-of-fact, his work attempts to reinterpret past events from contemporary perspectives. His recent art works have garnered both international and domestic acclaim. Fujii has had exhibitions at Onassis Cultural Centre, Athens; National Museum of Modern Art, Tokyo; National Museum of Modern and Contemporary Art, Seoul; Museum of Contemporary Art Tokyo; and Sendai Mediatheque, among others.

This program is supported, in part, by, Greenwich Collection Ltd., New York City Council District 34, New York City Department of Cultural Affairs, in partnership with the City Council, New York State Council on the Arts with the support of Governor Andrew M. Cuomo and the New York State Legislature, Nissan Art Award – Arts Initiative Tokyo, and Onassis Cultural Center.


Participating Residents