ISCP Talk
January 30, 2024, 6:30–7:30

Artists at Work: Azita Moradkhani in Conversation with William Chan

For this Artists at Work, ISCP artist-in-residence Azita Moradkhani will be joined by artist and activist William Chan. They will discuss Moradkhani’s practice and her interest in various societal norms such as censorship, and the complex dynamics of power and vulnerability in relation to the female body in both Iran and the United States. Their conversation will be followed by a Q&A.

Azita Moradkhani’s practice is influenced by Persian art, culture, and politics as a result of her upbringing in Tehran. Her work has been exhibited nationally and internationally at venues such as the Royal Academy of Arts, London; Newport Art Museum, Rhode Island; and the Yinchuan Museum of Contemporary Art (MOCA), China. In June 2023, she was the subject of a solo exhibition at Jane Lombard Gallery, New York. Currently, Moradkhani teaches at Parsons School of Design, New York, and Rhode Island School of Design, Rhode Island.

William Chan is a mutual aid organizer, activist, and artist. His works on Iraq are held at public libraries such as the Tim Hetherington Library at the Bronx Documentary Center, New York; Tate Modern, London; Yale University, Connecticut; The Metropolitan Museum of Art, New York; and Harvard University, Massachusetts, among others. He is co-director of Transmitter Gallery and Field Projects Gallery, both in New York

This program is supported by Alice and Lawrence Weiner; Danna and Ed Ruscha; Hartfield Foundation; Horace W. Goldsmith Foundation; Milton and Sally Avery Arts Foundation; New York City Department of Cultural Affairs, in partnership with the City Council; Brooklyn Borough President Antonio Reynoso; New York City Council District 34; New York State Council on the Arts with the support of the Office of the Governor and the New York State Legislature; James Rosenquist Foundation; and William Talbott Hillman Foundation.
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Accessibility information: Please note that the entrance to ISCP has seven steps and a ramp, which is ADA compliant. There are seven artist studios and one exhibition space which can be accessed on the first floor of ISCP. There is an accessible bathroom on the first floor at the end of the hallway, up one step, where the artist studios are located. To access the second floor there is a staircase with a grab bar installed on the right side with 22 steps. The second floor has 22 artist and curator studios, one exhibition space, and a lounge where remarks by our guest speaker will take place. To access the third floor there is a staircase with a grab bar installed on the right side with 24 steps. The third floor has five artist and curator studios. ISCP  can access a freight elevator to bring visitors between the first and second floors on request.

ISCP can offer two reserved parking spaces on request for people with disabilities. Please email Veronica Sanchez at vsanchez@iscp-nyc.org to request a parking space and/or freight elevator usage.

6:30–7:30

Participating Residents

ISCP Talk
January 16, 2024, 6:30–7:30pm

Artists at Work: Coralie Vogelaar in Conversation with Chiarina Chen

For this Artists at Work, ISCP artist-in-residence Coralie Vogelaar will present a performative lecture in development that reflects on new gestures, movements, and interactions in contemporary society. The presentation will be followed by a conversation between the artist and Chiarina Chen, independent curator and writer. They will discuss Vogelaar’s work and how it relates to ideas about magic, machine psychology, noise versus signal, and interconnectedness. 

Coralie Vogelaar is an interdisciplinary artist who integrates social and behavioral science in her practice. Working with experts from various disciplines including data analysis, choreography, and sound design, Vogelaar creates performances, videos, and multimedia installations that investigate the relationship between human and machine by applying machine logic to the human body. She has exhibited work at Stedelijk Museum Amsterdam, The Netherlands; HeK (House of Electronic Arts), Switzerland; The Photographers’ Gallery, England; ZKM | Center for Art and Media Karlsruhe, Germany; and WhiteBox, New York, among others.

Chiarina Chen is a New York-based independent curator and writer. From a psychology and art history background, her curatorial praxis explores diasporic conditions and posthuman subjectivity. She has produced international projects that merge art and emotional technology and range from mixed media, sound installations, cyborg performances, and experimental theater. Chen has curated exhibitions including Poetics of Inquiry: How to Stay with Trouble, at The Massachusetts Institute of Technology, Massachusets, The Tale of Errantry at Chain Theater, New York, Collecting Anxiety, presented in multiple venues, Is This Intimacy? at the University of Applied Arts Vienna and Krinzinger Projekte, both in Vienna, Magic Back to Town at Cyborg Foundation, and the Posthuman Research Center, New York University, both in New York, and The Wasteland of the Future, at the Shanghai Himalayas Museum and Art and Philosophy Center, Fudan University, Shanghai. 

This program is supported by Mondriaan Fund; Hartfield Foundation; Milton and Sally Avery Arts Foundation; New York City Department of Cultural Affairs, in partnership with the City Council; Brooklyn Borough President Antonio Reynoso; New York City Council District 34; New York State Council on the Arts with the support of Governor Kathy Hochul and the New York State Legislature; James Rosenquist Foundation; van Beuren Charitable Foundation; and William Talbott Hillman Foundation.
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Accessibility information: Please note that the entrance to ISCP has seven steps and a ramp, which is ADA compliant. There are seven artist studios and one exhibition space which can be accessed on the first floor of ISCP. There is an accessible bathroom on the first floor at the end of the hallway, up one step, where the artist studios are located. To access the second floor there is a staircase with a grab bar installed on the right side with 22 steps. The second floor has 22 artist and curator studios, one exhibition space, and a lounge where remarks by our guest speaker will take place. To access the third floor there is a staircase with a grab bar installed on the right side with 24 steps. The third floor has five artist and curator studios. ISCP  can access a freight elevator to bring visitors between the first and second floors on request.

ISCP can offer two reserved parking spaces on request for people with disabilities. Please email Veronica Sanchez at vsanchez@iscp-nyc.org to request a parking space and/or freight elevator usage.

6:30–7:30pm

Participating Residents

Exhibition
Through April 26

Ahmad Fuad Osman: Archipelagic Alchemy

The International Studio & Curatorial Program (ISCP) presents Ahmad Fuad Osman: Archipelagic Alchemy, an exhibition that addresses the history of the empire by looking at relationships between seas and islands. Presenting an installation titled Run for Manhattan, by Ahmad Fuad Osman, this exhibition is curated by Carlos Quijon, Jr. for ISCP’s first floor project space. The installation gathers archival clippings, popular culture materials, and a newly commissioned speculative video. All pertain to an episode of colonial history involving an exchange of islands in the seventeenth century between two colonial powers. The English traded Pulau Run, one of the Spice Islands, present-day Moluccas, in exchange for New Amsterdam, present-day Manhattan, traded by the Dutch.

The exhibition’s focal point will be an expansive image of the signing of a treaty in 1667 that ended the Second Anglo-Dutch War, and included a provision about the exchange of these two islands. Osman’s work shows a moment in colonial history, European exceptionalism and its postcolonial implications.

Ahmad Fuad Osman has presented work internationally at venues including the Vargas Museum in Manila, Philippines; Kunsthal Rotterdam, Netherlands; Sharjah Biennale; Singapore Biennale; The Singapore Art Museum; Silverlens Gallery, Makati, Philippines; and Yokohama Museum of Art, Japan, among others. 

Carlos Quijon, Jr. is an art historian, critic, and curator based in Manila who is currently a curator in residence at ISCP, and curator of the Philippines national pavilion at the 2024 Venice Biennale. He was a fellow of the research platform Modern Art Histories in and across Africa, South and Southeast Asia (MAHASSA). He writes for Artforum and CNN Philippines; his essays are included in SEA: Contemporary Art in Southeast Asia and Writing Presently; and his exhibitions include Courses of Action, Para Site and Goethe-Institut, Hong Kong; Minor Infelicities, Post Territory Ujeongguk, Seoul; and In Our Best Interests, NTU ADM Gallery, Singapore. Carlos Quijon, Jr. is currently a curator-in- residence at ISCP. 

This exhibition is supported by Asian Cultural Council; Hartfield Foundation; Milton and Sally Avery Arts Foundation; New York City Department of Cultural Affairs, in partnership with the City Council; New York State Council on the Arts and the New York State Legislature; James Rosenquist Foundation; van Beuren Charitable Foundation; and William Talbott Hillman Foundation.
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Accessibility information: Please note that the entrance to ISCP has seven steps and a ramp, which is ADA compliant. There are seven artist studios and one exhibition space which can be accessed on the first floor of ISCP. There is an accessible bathroom on the first floor at the end of the hallway, up one step, where the artist studios are located. To access the second floor there is a staircase with a grab bar installed on the right side with 22 steps. The second floor has 22 artist and curator studios, one exhibition space, and a lounge where remarks by our guest speaker will take place. To access the third floor there is a staircase with a grab bar installed on the right side with 24 steps. The third floor has five artist and curator studios. ISCP  can access a freight elevator to bring visitors between the first and second floors on request.

ISCP can offer two reserved parking spaces on request for people with disabilities. Please email Veronica Sanchez at vsanchez@iscp-nyc.org to request a parking space and/or freight elevator usage.

Open Hours: 10:30am–5:30pm
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Participating Residents