Opening Reception: Friday, November 10, 6–9pm
Open Hours: Saturday, November 11, 1–7pm
Performances by Suzanne Kite and Haydeé Jiménez: Saturday, November 11, starting at 5:30pm
The International Studio & Curatorial Program (ISCP) Fall Open Studios is a presentation of international contemporary art organized by the 35 artists and curators from 27 countries currently in residence. Guest speaker Jean Shin, will make remarks at 7pm during the opening reception in ISCP’s second floor lounge.
This event is free and open to the public.
Twice a year, ISCP offers the public access to private artists’ and curators’ studios to view artwork and share one-on-one conversations. This fall, ISCP invites the public to engage in dialogue around contemporary art with arts professionals from across the globe. Concentrated in a three-story postindustrial loft building on the edge of Bushwick, ISCP supports the creative advancement of residents, with a robust program of individual workspaces and professional benefits.
Alchemyverse: Messa in Luce, an installation of work developed in and about Chile’s Atacama Desert by resident collaborative artist duo Ground Floor residents Alchemyverse, will be on view in the first floor project space. Curated by Jess Wilcox, the exhibition’s centerpiece is a cascade of hanging ceramic tiles produced from wild clay sourced, shaped and pit-fired during a 2022 research trip. Alchemyverse probes the region’s reputation as the driest, sunniest place on Earth and host to large-scale scientific and technological infrastructure such as astronomical observatories and solar energy farms. True to the title’s meaning, Messa in Luce, brings to light what is typically beyond sight. With this immersive scale-shifting installation, Alchemyverse amplifies the universe’s “background noise” to promote an understanding of the Earth as an accumulation of particulate matter in a state of constant flux.
In addition, WAVE PHENOMENA: contemporary strategies of sonic agency, a group exhibition curated by ISCP’s 2023-24 institution-in-residence Atomic Culture, will be on view in the second floor gallery. Recognizing the potential of sound as a catalyst for personal, political, and environmental considerations, WAVE PHENOMENA engages with artists working within or around sound, investigates their practices, and creates a discourse around sonic agency. The exhibition will explore the listening experience and the opportunities it creates for sympathetic resonance and sonic imagination and will serve as a resource for guests to learn from and have the opportunity to sit with or engage with resource materials, media, and related works of art.
On Saturday, November 11 at 5:30pm, exhibiting artists Suzanne Kite and Haydeé Jiménez will present performances in ISCP’s second floor gallery.
Open Studios participating artists and curators:
Alchemyverse (Bicheng Liang and Yixuan Shao) (China/United States); Ebtisam Alsaffar (Qatar); James Beckett (South Africa/The Netherlands/United States); Laura Bernstein (United States); Pascale Birchler (Switzerland); Ella den Elzen (Canada); Sol Enae Lee (South Korea); Caroline Garcia (Australia); Alicia Grullón (United States); Jojo Gronostay (Germany/Ghana/Austria); Okka-Esther Hungerbühler (Germany/Switzerland); Hanni Kamaly (Sweden); Miatta Kawinzi (United States); Tali Keren (United States, Israel/Palestine); Helena Keskküla (Estonia); Eva L’Hoest (Belgium); Håkon Lillegraven (Norway); Joiri Minaya (United States/Dominican Republic); Sandra Mujinga (Norway); Aileen Murphy (Ireland); Azita Moradkhani (Iran/United States); Suzy Park (South Korea); Tamen Pérez (Costa Rica/United States); Carlos Quijon, Jr. (Philippines); Hulda Rós Gudnadóttir (Iceland/Germany); Nika Schmitt (Luxembourg/The Netherlands); Christian Schwarzwald (Austria); Nikita Shokhov (United States); Oriane Stender (United States); Sofia Stevi (Greece); Hanna Stiegeler (Germany); Ginta Tinte Vasermane (The Netherlands/Latvia) ; Coralie Vogelaar (The Netherlands); Esben Weile Kjær (Denmark); and Elias Wessel (Germany/United States)
ISCP thanks the following residency sponsors:
ACC – Asian Cultural Council; Alice and Lawrence Weiner; Amsterdam Fund for the Arts (AFK); ARTWORKS; Atelier Flex – Kanton Zug; Brigitte Vosse; Brooklyn Borough President Antonio Reynoso; Creative Australia; Conseil des arts et des lettres du Québec; Danish Arts Foundation; Danna and Ed Ruscha; Doosan Art Center; Edward Steichen Award Luxembourg; Estonian Contemporary Art Development Center; Federal Ministry for Arts, Culture, the Civil Service and Sport of Austria; Fire Station – Qatar Museums; Gallery Gudmundsdottir; Hartfield Foundation; Horace W. Goldsmith Foundation; IASPIS – The Swedish Arts Grants Committee’s International Programme for Visual Artists; Icelandic Visual Arts Fund; ipureland; Jerome Foundation; KdFS Kulturstiftung des Freistaates Sachsen; Mondriaan Fund; National Endowment for the Arts; New York City Council Member for the 34th District; 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 Kathy Hochul and the New York State Legislature; OCA – Office for Contemporary Art Norway; Prince Bernhard Culture Fund; Pro Helvetia; SpallArt Collection; Senate Department for Culture and Europe, Berlin; Stichting Stokroos; Temple Bar Gallery + Studios, Dublin; The Association of Icelandic Visual Artists (SÍM); The Dr. K. David G. Edwards & Margery Edwards Charitable Giving Fund; The Icelandic Visual Artists Copyright Association; Toby Devan Lewis; Vision Fund.
This program is also generously supported, in part, by Austrian Cultural Forum New York; Brooklyn Borough President Antonio Reynoso; Consulate General of Denmark in New York; Consulate General of Luxembourg in New York; Consulate General of Sweden in New York; Consulate General of Switzerland in New York; Consulate General of the Netherlands in New York; Evelyn Toll Family Foundation; Google; Grimm Artisanal Ales; Hartfield Foundation; Materials for the Arts; James Rosenquist Foundation; Milton and Sally Avery Arts Foundation; New York City Council Member for the 34th District; 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 Kathy Hochul and the New York State Legislature; Royal Norwegian Consulate General in New York; and William Talbott Hillman Foundation.
In addition to the many individuals who support ISCP, the members of Director’s Circle are also thanked for their largesse: Anne Altchek, Barbara van Beuren, Samar Maziad, and Laurie Sprayregen.
Please note that the entrance to ISCP has seven steps and a ramp, which is ADA compliant. There are seven artist studios and one exhibition space which can be accessed on the first floor of ISCP. There is an accessible bathroom on the first floor at the end of the hallway, up one step, where the artist studios are located. To access the second floor there is a staircase with a grab bar installed on the right side with 22 steps. The second floor has 22 artist and curator studios, one exhibition space, and a lounge where remarks by our guest speaker will take place. To access the third floor there is a staircase with a grab bar installed on the right side with 24 steps. The third floor has five artist and curator studios. ISCP can access a freight elevator to bring visitors between the first and second floors on request.
ISCP can offer two reserved parking spaces on request for people with disabilities. Please email firstname.lastname@example.org to request a parking space and/or freight elevator usage.