ISCP Talk
August 20, 2021, 8–9:30pm

Homecoming Outdoor Screening

A lineup of International Studio & Curatorial Program artists and curators will present short video works and film excerpts.

Reserve your free timed ticket here. Tickets are required for entry.

This program is supported, in part, by Evelyn Toll Family Foundation; Hartfield Foundation; Milton and Sally Avery Arts Foundation; Mondriaan Fund; New York City Department of Cultural Affairs, in partnership with the City Council; New York City Council District 34; New York State Council on the Arts with the support of Governor Andrew M. Cuomo and the New York State Legislature; Teiger Foundation; Willem de Kooning Foundation; and William Talbott Hillman Foundation.

8–9:30pm

Open Studios
July 28, 2021, 3–9pm

2021 Summer Open House

The International Studio & Curatorial Program (ISCP) announces the third edition of Summer Open House, a day of live rehearsals and studio presentations. Artists and curators from 24 countries in residence at ISCP will open their studios to the public from 3–9pm.

Reserve your free timed ticket here. Tickets are required for entry. 

Come and celebrate a summer evening with friends at ISCP’s first in-person event since 2020. Take part in conversations about international contemporary art with arts professionals from around the world in ISCP’s loft building on the border of Bushwick and Williamsburg. Founded in 1994, ISCP was established to support the creative advancement of an international community of artists and curators in New York City.

Summer Open House will include live rehearsals by Maja Bekan of Hold It Together (We Have Each Other), involving five performance collaborators who have adopted the identities of PARTISAN, SPY, POLITICIAN, (House)WORKER, and ARTIST/KILLJOY. During two periods of performance in the first floor project space, they will engage in unscripted discussion and activity, inviting visitors to join them if they so choose. Performers include Pon-Pon Yeh, Mandy Morrison, Juliana Cope, Daniela Chaparro, and Susan Hapgood. A printed take-away with an essay by Thyrza Goodeve will be available.

The exhibition Alban Muja: Family Album, curated by Kari Conte with Alison Kuo, will also be on view. A 2011 ISCP alumnus, Muja’s first solo show in the United States restages his 2019 exhibition Family Album, originally shown in the Pavilion of the Republic of Kosovo at the Venice Biennale.

Schedule:

  • 3–9pm: Resident studios open to the public
  • 5–6pm: Live rehearsal with Maja Bekan in the Project Space
  • 7–8pm: Live rehearsal with Maja Bekan in the Project Space

Summer Open House participating artists and curators: Mubarak Nasser Al-Thani (Qatar), Svetlana Bailey (Australia/United States), James Beckett (The Netherlands/South Africa), Maja Bekan (The Netherlands/Serbia), Myrid Carten (Ireland/United Kingdom), Yu-Ling Chou (Taiwan), Carlos Franco (Puerto Rico), Moko Fukuyama (Japan/United States), Wieteke Heldens (The Netherlands/United States), David Everitt Howe (Israel/United States), Ghost of a Dream (United States), Shih-Yu Hsu (Taiwan), Anthony Iacono (United States), Nora Joung (Norway), Kim Kielhofner (Canada), Elise Kirk (United States), Jaroslav Kyša (Slovakia), Ariane Loze (Belgium/France), Conny Karlsson Lundgren (Sweden), Maria Meinild (Denmark), Alison Nguyen (United States), Vojtěch Novák (Czech Republic), Adjani Okpu-Egbe (Southern Cameroons/Ambazonia), Zara Pfeifer (Austria), Bundith Phunsombatlert (Thailand/United States), Katarzyna Przezwańska (Poland), Rita Süveges (Hungary), Anna Witt (Austria), Frank Yefeng Wang (China/United States), Gil Yefman (Israel), and Sarah Zapata (United States).

Summer Open House is hosted by ISCP’s Young Patrons, a dynamic group that offers unique contemporary art events and programming, and provides support for institutional programs and operations. For further information and to become a member, please contact youngpatrons@iscp-nyc.org.

ISCP thanks all of the generous collaboration and funding of residency sponsors and supporters.

This program is also supported, in part, by Consulate General of Canada in New York; Consulate General of the Republic of Kosovo in New York; Council for Canadian American Relations; Dutch Culture USA program of the Consulate General of the Netherlands in New York; Evelyn Toll Family Foundation; Golden Artist Colors, Inc.; Google; Hartfield Foundation; Materials For The Arts; Milton and Sally Avery Arts Foundation; Mondriaan Fund; New York City Department of Cultural Affairs, in partnership with the City Council; New York City Council District 34; New York State Council on the Arts with the support of Governor Andrew M. Cuomo and the New York State Legislature; NYC COVID-19 Response and Impact Fund in The New York Community Trust; Shelley & Donald Rubin Foundation; Stavros Niarchos Foundation (SNF); Stroom Den Haag; Teiger Foundation; VIA Art Fund; Willem de Kooning Foundation; and William Talbott Hillman Foundation.

3–9pm

ISCP Talk
July 20, 2021, 4–5pm

Artists at Work: Frank Wang Yefeng in conversation with Danielle Shang

Artist-in-residence Frank Wang Yefeng and Art Historian Danielle Shang will have a conversation for this Artists at Work event. They will discuss Yefeng’s latest research and creative activities, which scrutinize the identities frequently immersed in self-negotiation, the establishment of nomadic subjectivities, and the possibilities of conceiving new imaginations for the Sinophone communities situated outside geopolitical China proper. A Q&A with the audience will follow.

Frank Wang Yefeng works across various media, including 3D animation, video installation, sculpture, and writing. His migratory experience at a young age drives him to explore his reality as a multicultural individual. The estrangement from his origins and absence of home have turned into a state of constant “inbetweenness” for this artist. Ambivalent characters play essential roles in Yefeng’s works, where he explores the transmission of affect and the in-between states of nomadic subjects in both virtual and physical realms.

Tune into the Instagram Live here on Tuesday, July 20th at 4pm EDT.

Yefeng has exhibited work at BRIC Biennial, Brooklyn; Hyundai Motorstudio Beijing, China; and Vanguard Gallery, Shanghai, among others. He is an Associate Professor for the Art Department at Rhode Island College.  

Danielle Shang is a Los Angeles-based writer, art historian and exhibition organizer. She is also the Overseas Director of Cc Art Foundation. Her research focuses on the impact of globalization, urban renewal, social change, and class restructuring on art-making and the narrative of art history. 

Shang has been a guest speaker at the Hammer Museum, UCLA’s Art Department & Art History Department, and Sotheby Institute of Art, and contributed to journals such as Mousse, Heichi, ArtForum, Art Asia Pacific, YiShu-Journal of Contemporary Chinese Art, and LEAP, among others.

This program is supported, in part, by New York City Department of Cultural Affairs, in partnership with the City Council; New York City Council District 34; New York State Council on the Arts with the support of Governor Andrew M. Cuomo and the New York State Legislature; NYC COVID-19 Response and Impact Fund in The New York Community Trust; Hartfield Foundation; Stavros Niarchos Foundation (SNF); The Milton and Sally Avery Arts Foundation; Teiger Foundation; Willem de Kooning Foundation; and William Talbott Hillman Foundation.

4–5pm

Participating Residents