Offsite Project
October 6–October 6, 2011

Tang-Wei Hsu: Constellations

Over the course of three weeks this fall, eleven Brooklyn Preparatory high school students including Claudius Copeland, Alexis Franklin, James Garcia, D’Anna Gregory, Khadejah Halliday, Edwin Ramirez, Chelimar Tavarez, Liana Vasquez, Aaron Villalobos, Andre Woodley, and Brittany Young, collaborated with International Studio & Curatorial Program (ISCP) artist-in-residence Tang-Wei Hsu (based in Taiwan) to create a cosmos-inspired installation for Brooklyn Prep. Contributing students gained insight into contemporary art practices while creating a twenty-foot site-specific work with Hsu along the corridors of their school. The completed landscape is composed of the students’ collective symbols of spaces and objects based on their current, future and imagined lives.

Brooklyn Preparatory High School, 257 North 6th St, Basement Level, Brooklyn, NY 11211

Participating Residents

October 4, 2011

Artist Talk | Stefanos Tsivopoulos: Borrowed Knowledge

DISCUSSION with Stefanos Tsivopoulos and Alfredo Cramerotti (Director, Mostyn, Wales)

Please join us for a discussion with Stefanos Tsivopoulos and Alfredo Cramerotti in connection with the current exhibition Stefanos Tsivopoulos: Borrowed Knowldege. The talk will address the idea of failure as productive space, poetics and politics in mutual becomings and finally the concept of knowledge production through new modes of cultural translation.

Participating Residents

September 27, 2011

Salon: Paul Murnaghan and Robert Salanda

For his Salon, Irish artist Paul Murnaghan will present a diverse body of projects, his process and resulting works. His talk will feature extracts from his current video project inspired by a letter written by Laura Huxley after her husband’s (Aldous) death in 1963. The work considers the concept of “a good death” as articulated by a group of New York teenagers. Murnaghan’s studio will be open where he will display several ontological notes in the form of spontaneously constructed objects made during his ISCP residency.

Situated between belief, knowledge, and faith, and drawing on the generosity of exchange, Paul Murnaghan’s practice investigates fragmentary points of intersection between things spiritual, scientific and psychological. His work considers an aesthetic of emphatic belief and frequently attempts to reinhabit thinking that has lost contemporary credibility. The results of these actions manifest through a multitude of forms and disciplines, often including curating.

Robert Salanda’s practice could be described as expanding and questioning the character and limits of different artistic forms. For his Salon, Salanda will present works that he has made during his ISCP residency, including abstract acrylic paintings on paper and three-dimensional objects inspired by pop-up books and based on his own paintings.

Robert Salanda was born in Czech Republic. He currently lives and works in Prague. He works in various media, but mainly focuses on painting. His work has been shown in Prague, Dresden, Berlin and New York.

Participating Residents