Open Studios
August 25–August 26, 2020

Summer Open Studios

Opening Hours: Tuesday, August 25, 5-7 pm EST and Wednesday, August 26, 12-2 pm EST

Download the Summer Open Studios Program here.

  • August 25, 2020, Zoom link: zoom.us/j/93121783866
  • August 26, 2020, Zoom link: zoom.us/j/96457178754

The International Studio & Curatorial Program (ISCP) Summer Open Studios is a two-day presentation of international contemporary art presented by the 29 artists and 2 curators from 23 countries currently participating in the residency program. Join us to see their many different projects, and be part of discussions with these visionary arts professionals, on Zoom. Individual discussions will be facilitated by four guest hosts: Dan Cameron, Jane Ursula Harris, Anna Harsanyi, and Larry Ossei-Mensah.

Several times a year, ISCP usually offers physical access to private artists’ and curators’ studios. During the time of COVID-19, we are hosting Open Studios in a new vibrant format designed for interactive discourse with our residents.

Register for Summer Open Studios here.

A final schedule for Summer Open Studios will be shared with registrants. This event is free and open to the public.

Open Studios participating artists and curators: Svetlana Bailey (Australia/United States), Malte Bartsch (Germany), James Beckett (The Netherlands/South Africa), Maja Bekan (The Netherlands/Serbia), Sebastian Burger (Germany), Pamela Council (United States), Demian DinéYazhi’ (Dinétah), Humberto Duque (Mexico/Finland), Carlos Franco (Puerto Rico), Anita Fuchs (Austria), Moko Fukuyama (Japan/United States), Luiza Gottschalk (Brazil), Caroline Garcia (Philippines/Australia), Wieteke Heldens (The Netherlands/United States), Patricia Hernandez (Cuba/United States), Polina Kanis (Russia), Charles Moore (United States), New Red Order (Anishinaabe/United States), Alison Nguyen (United States), Zai Nomura (Japan), Habby Osk (Iceland), Civan Özkanoğlu (Turkey/United States), Bundith Phunsombatlert (Thailand/United States), Pauline Shaw (United States), Sille Storihle (Norway), Sara Wallgren (Sweden), Ustina Yakovleva (Russia), Maria Zervos (Greece/The Netherlands), and Antoinette Zwirchmayr (Austria).

ISCP thanks the following residency sponsors: AES+F; Alice and Lawrence Weiner; Anonymous; Artis; Australia Council for the Arts; BKA – Bundeskanzleramt Österreich Kunst und Kultur / Arts and Culture Division of the Federal Chancellery of Austria; Bunkacho – Agency for Cultural Affairs, Government of Japan; Hartfield Foundation; IASPIS – The Swedish Arts Grants Committee’s International Programme for Visual and Applied Artists; ISCP Alumni Fund; KdFS Kulturstiftung des Freistaates Sachsen; Lenore G. Tawney Foundation; Mondriaan Fund; National Endowment for the Arts; 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; Niedersächsisches Ministerium für Wissenschaft und Kultur and Niedersächsische Sparkassenstiftung; OCA – Office for Contemporary Art Norway; The Dr. K. David G. Edwards & Margery Edwards Charitable Giving Fund; The J.F. Costopoulos Foundation; Toby Devan Lewis Donor Advised Fund of the Jewish Federation of Cleveland; and Wallace Arts Trust.

This program is supported, in part, by Austrian Cultural Forum New York: ACFNY; Consulate General of Denmark in New York; Consulate General of Iceland in New York; Consulate General of the Federal Republic of Germany in New York; Consulate General of Finland in New York; Consulate General of Sweden in New York; Google; Hartfield Foundation; Materials for the Arts; 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; Royal Norwegian Consulate General in New York; Shelley & Donald Rubin Foundation; Stavros Niarchos Foundation (SNF); The Milton and Sally Avery Arts Foundation; NYC COVID-19 Response and Impact Fund in The New York Community Trust; The Kettering Family Foundation; Toby Devan Lewis Donor Advised Fund of the Jewish Federation of Cleveland; and VIA Art Fund.

In addition to the many individuals who support ISCP, the members of Director’s Circle are also thanked for their largesse: Anne Altchek, Tansa Ekşioğlu, Samar Maziad, and Laurie Sprayregen.

Open Hours: Tuesday, August 25, 5-7 pm EST and Wednesday, August 26, 12-2 pm EST
Download Summer Open Studios Program (PDF)Download Press Release (PDF)

ISCP Talk
August 18, 2020, 4–4:45pm

Artists at Work: New Red Order hosted by Culture Pass

Artists at Work: New Red Order is a virtual event hosted by Culture Pass, a collaborative program coordinated by Brooklyn Public Library, Queens Public Library and The New York Public Library.

Registration is required here.

Artists at Work talks are public presentations by visual artists who are currently in residence at the International Studio & Curatorial Program. The artists will offer insight into their practices, followed by Q&A sessions with attendees.

The speakers for Artists at Work will be Adam Khalil, Zack Khalil and Jackson Polys, who are core contributors to the public secret society known as New Red Order (NRO). They work with an interdisciplinary network of informants to co-produce video, performance, and installation works. Their projects confront settler colonial tendencies and obstacles to Indigenous growth and agency. NRO has exhibited work at the Whitney Biennial 2019; Toronto Biennial 2019; and Tate Modern, London, among other institutions. Their first museum solo exhibition opens soon at Museum of Contemporary Art Detroit.

This program is supported, in part, by Hartfield Foundation; National Endowment for the Arts; 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; Shelly & Donald Rubin Foundation; Stavros Niarchos Foundation (SNF); and VIA Art Fund.

4–4:45pm

Participating Residents

ISCP Talk
July 28, 2020, 4–5pm

Diary of the Ornament: A Conversation between Agostino Iacurci and Simone Ciglia on Instagram Live 

This conversation between artist Agostino Iacurci and art critic Simone Ciglia will explore central gestures of the artist’s multifaceted practice. Starting from Iacurci’s residency experience at ISCP, the two will discuss the artist’s relationship with classical antiquity, ornamentality, and the social dimensions of public art. The talk will focus on a selection of Iacurci’s recent projects, including Tracing Vitruvio (2019), Ddddddddom (2019), Wall Painting (2019), Gypsoteca (2018), Walter (2018), and Trompe l’oeil (2017).

Agostino Iacurci works with a wide range of media, including painting, wall-painting, sculpture, drawing, and installation. He creates immersive spaces to transform the perception of given environments. Starting from specific topics like the use of colors in the ancient and classical world, he questions issues of traditions and identity, investigating the process of idealization underlying historical myths and their impact on the collective imagination.

Simone Ciglia (Pescara, 1982) is Professor at the Academy of Fine Arts in Urbino, Italy; Assistant Researcher at the MAXXI – National Museum of XXI Century Arts in Rome; and he teaches courses in Contemporary Art at the University of Oregon. His areas of research focus on marginal spaces within contemporary art, including its relationship to agriculture, craft, and utopian/dystopian impulses. He works as a freelance curator and correspondent for Flash Art Magazine, and writes for a variety of publications, including Treccani and Zanichelli. He holds a Ph.D. in the History of Contemporary Art from the “Sapienza” University of Rome.

Tune in through this link, here.

This event is made possible with the financial support of the Consulate General of the Federal Republic of Germany New York.

This program is also supported, in part, by Hartfield Foundation; 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; Stavros Niarchos Foundation (SNF); The Italian Academy for Advanced Studies, Columbia University; VIA Art Fund; and William Talbott Hillman Foundation.

4–5pm

Participating Residents