ISCP TalkApril 23, 2019, 6:30–8pm
Artists at Work: Hesselholdt & Mejlvang and Rusudan Melikishvili
Hesselholdt & Mejlvang is an artist duo consisting of Sofie Hesselholdt and Vibeke Mejlvang. They will present some of their large-scale site-specific installations, performances and projects in public space. Their work revolves around subjects such as national identity, flags, skin colors and the formation of a collective “we” and is based on a profound belief in art as an agent of social change.
Rusudan Melikishvili will perform Holding Heart, which takes inspiration from the artist’s own past migration. The work draws upon the female experience of time and space, with the heart as a symbol of reconciliation, forgiveness and hope.
This program is supported, in part, by Danish Arts Foundation; 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; and Stavros Niarchos Foundation (SNF).