ISCP Talk
October 11, 2016, 6:30–8pm

Salon: Raque Ford and Visesio Siasau

Raque Ford will present the work featured in her current ISCP solo exhibition Yours Truly, Georgia Brown. This installation is based on a series of letters telling the story of the character Georgia Brown, who was originally portrayed as a temptress in the 1940s film and Broadway musical, Cabin in the Sky.  Brown sold her soul to the Devil in this tale, and Ford incorporated the short letters into a zine, paintings, and laser-cut plastic sheets, illustrating Brown’s words of loneliness, regret, and desire.

Visesio Siasau will articulate the inner patterns of a person taking a Tongan epistemological hermeneutic approach to life, and will discuss this in relation to semantics, semiotics, theory, and knowledge. His recent work–geometric minimalist black on black paintings­–portray cosmic vibration. This work aims to trigger simultaneous connections between the mind and heart. Siasau is also interested in the ways that Mark Rothko, Marcel Duchamp and other artists have explored such ancient systems to open up multidimensional interpretations of creativity.

 

This program is supported, in part, by New York State Council on the Arts with the support of Governor Andrew M. Cuomo and the New York State Legislature.
6:30–8pm

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ISCP Talk
October 4, 2016, 6:30–8pm

Anne Szefer Karlsen on ‘Dublett’ in collaboration with Independent Curators International

Curator Anne Szefer Karlsen will take as her starting point the book series Dublett to discuss the relation between editorial and curatorial work, an intersection seldom discussed in public. Dublett (2012-2015) is a publication series of four books featuring Annette Kierulf & Caroline Kierulf, Toril Johannessen, Pedro Gómez-Egaña and Elsebeth Jørgensen. Each book consists of an artist’s book, representing a distinct work of art in the artists’ oeuvre, as well as an anthology of commissioned texts on the artist or project at hand, written specifically for Dublett by contributors from a variety of disciplines. The books have a particular ‘three part architecture’, designed by award-winning designers Anti/Grandpeople. Szefer Karlsen is the series editor of Dublett, and together with strong team of editors (Eva Rem Hansen, Maria Lyngstad Willassen), she collaborated closely with the artists to provide them with an opportunity to actively participate in the contextualisation of their own work. Through Dublett they thereby explored the artistic endeavour as it unfolded, rather than canonizing it retrospectively. The editorial process therefore had many similarities to contemporary exhibition making, thus lending itself to a discussion on the intersections of editorial and curatorial work.

Anne Szefer Karlsen is a curator, writer and editor, interested in artistic and curatorial collaborations as well as developing the language that surrounds art productions of today – linguistically, ideologically, spatially and structurally. She is teaching and lecturing in formal and informal education, and is currently Associate Professor for MA Curatorial Practice at Bergen Academy of Art and Design (2015-2021).

This event is a collaboration with Independent Curators International Offsite Curatorial Hub.

To attend, please RSVP to rsvp@curatorsintl.org with ‘ANNE’ in the subject line.

This program is supported, in part, by New York State Council on the Arts with the support of Governor Andrew M. Cuomo and the New York State Legislature.
6:30–8pm

Participating Residents

Current and Upcoming Events & Exhibitions

Event
September 27, 2016, 6:30–8pm

Exhibition Walkthrough and Closing Reception: Measures of Inequity

Join us for a walkthrough and closing reception of the critically acclaimed, and Artforum Critics’ Picks exhibition Richard Ibghy & Marilou Lemmens: Measures of Inequity, with artists Richard Ibghy & Marilou Lemmens and curator Kari Conte.

Measures of Inequity features a series of sculptures that give material form to the abstract diagrams used to map the unequal distribution of wealth. Richard Ibghy & Marilou Lemmens are interested in forms of thought–ways of reasoning, systems of classification and the measurement of socioeconomic status–and how these forms create, adopt and reproduce knowledge. The exhibition includes more than twenty geometric sculptures built from everyday materials including string, wooden sticks and colored plastic; their handwritten titles reflect the data they are based on such as Income Inequality in the United States 1910-2010; Class, Cultural Capital and Social Reproduction and Disparities in Access to Care for Selected Groups. Melding historical information with future speculation, the exhibition breaks down complex data into intuitively readable objects, challenging the way that information is constructed.

Richard Ibghy & Marilou Lemmens’ work has been shown at the 14th Istanbul Biennial SALTWATER: A Theory of Thought Forms, 2015; La Biennale de Montréal, L’avenir (looking forward), 2014; 27th Images Festival, Toronto, 2014; Manif d’art 7: Quebec City Biennial, 2014; La Filature, Scène Nationale, Mulhouse, France, 2013-14.

6:30–8pm
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