ISCP TalkOctober 18, 2011
RESIDENCIES TALK SERIES WITH ARTEEAST
PAST PANELS IN THE SERIES:
Tuesday, October 18, 6:30pm
Alternative Residencies: This first panel in our Residencies Series with ArteEast will look at new organizational models for residencies. We ask how residencies are being transformed alongside artistic development to meet the needs of artists and curators in an increasingly itinerant field. Residencies as catalysts for research, production, commissioning and social engagement/intervention within a critical framework will be addressed. How are programs for disciplines newer to residencies including film and curating being developed as well as informal strategies and residencies for art institutions?
Speakers include Mirene Arsanios, co-founder of 98weeks and ISCP resident, Lebanon; Omar Berrada, Dar Al-Mamun, Morocco; Ceren Erdem, independent curator, New York/Istanbul; Nora Razian and Lawrence Abu Hamdan, Batroun Projects, Beirut. Moderated by Kari Conte, Director of Programs and Exhibitions, ISCP.
RESIDENCY AS REFUGE?
Tuesday, November 1, 7pm
Residency as Refuge? will interrogate the ways in which residencies can serve as a haven for artists working in fraught socio-political climates, or whose work subjects them to adverse risk or censorship in their home countries. The role of residencies as key facilitators of mobility and cultural exchange for artists working in such situations will also be discussed. Speakers include Wafaa Bilal, artist, New York; Sandra Skurvida, independent curator, New York; Sohrab Kashani, Founder and Director of Sazmanab Project & Residency, Tehran; and Todd Lester, Founder, Freedimensional, New York. Moderated by Barrak Alzaid, Artistic Director, ArteEast.
ECONOMIES OF RESIDENCIES
Thursday, December 8, 6:30pm
Economies of Residencies will address the funding infrastructure for residencies and the arts in the Middle East and around the world. How can the expectations of artists be balanced with those of funders? As more and more residencies are established in non-Western countries and as artists from those countries increasingly participate in residencies, how can funding priorities adjust to this new vanguard? How can we critique the funding structures of residencies and their relationship to how national identities are constructed? What is the economic impact on the communities where residencies take place? Speakers include Claudia Cannizzaro, Director, Art Omi International Artists Residency, New York; Eriola Pira, Program Director, Young Visual Artists Awards at the Foundation for a Civil Society, New York; and Stefanos Tsivopoulos, artist, New York/Amsterdam.
ArteEast presents the works of contemporary artists from the Middle East, North Africa and their diasporas to a wide audience in order to foster a more complex understanding of the regions’ arts and cultures and to encourage artistic excellence. Through public events, exhibitions, film screenings, a
dynamic virtual gallery and a resource-rich website, ArteEast supports artists and filmmakers by providing the platforms necessary for them to showcase groundbreaking and significant work. We also give the public the opportunity to learn more about and develop an appreciation for the talent of these established and emerging artists.