Open Studios
November 15–November 16, 2019

2019 Fall Open Studios

Opening Reception: Friday, November 15, 6–9pm
Guest speaker: Lia Gangitano at 7:30pm
Open Hours: Saturday, November 16, 1–7pm

The International Studio & Curatorial Program (ISCP) Fall Open Studios is a two-day exhibition of international contemporary art presented by the 37 artists and curators from 25 countries currently in residence. Lia Gangitano, founder of PARTICIPANT INC, whose pioneering work has had a significant impact on the arts in New York City, will make remarks at 7:30pm on November 15.

Twice a year only, ISCP offers the public access to private artists’ and curators’ studios to view artwork and share one-on-one conversations. Celebrating its 25th anniversary this year, ISCP invites the public to engage in dialogue around contemporary art with arts professionals from across the globe. Concentrated in a three-story postindustrial loft building on the edge of Bushwick, ISCP supports the creative advancement of residents, with a robust program of individual workspaces and professional benefits.

At 8pm, Anton Kats has invited ILYICH to perform Seagull and Hawk, call signs of the cosmonauts Valentina Tereshkova and Valery Bykovsky, in his studio. The performance draws on a semifictional case study of the first radio transmission in orbit, between the Vostok 5 and Vostok 6 spaceships in 1963.

Sonia Leimer: Via San Gennaro, the first solo exhibition in New York by ISCP alumna Sonia Leimer, will be on view. Sonia Leimer: Via San Gennaro is winner of the 4th edition of Italian Council (2018), a competition conceived by the Directorate-General for Contemporary Art and Architecture and Urban Peripheries (DGAAP) – a department of the Italian Ministry for Cultural Heritage and Activities, to promote Italian contemporary art in the world. The newly-commissioned works in the exhibition address the spatial politics of the Manhattan neighborhood known as Little Italy, vis-à-vis migration and economic and cultural transformation.

In addition, Ungrounded, a group exhibition featuring the work of the seven artists in residence in ISCP’s Ground Floor Program, will be presented during Open Studios. The exhibition considers—from many vantage points—today’s political, social, and ecological urgencies.

Open Studios participating artists and curators: Alya Al Khalifa (Qatar), Tim Bruniges (Australia), Danilo Correale (United States/Italy), Simone Couto (United States/Brazil), Furen Dai (United States/China), Annabel Daou (United States/ Lebanon), Charlotte Eifler (Germany), David Escalona (Spain), Mariajosé Fernández-Plenge (United States/Peru/Germany), Hannah Fitz (Ireland/Germany), Jude Griebel (United States/Canada), Chloé Grondeau (Canada/France), Yasmina Haddad (Austria/Lebanon), Duy Hoàng (United States/Vietnam), Honkasalo-Niemi-Virtanen (Finland), Anton Kats (Germany/Ukraine), Volkan Kızıltunç (Turkey), Joshua Liebowitz (United States), Fritjof Mangerich (Germany), Maria Meinild (Denmark/Sweden), Alison Nguyen (United States), Helene Nymann (Denmark), Habby Osk (Iceland), Sarah Pichlkostner (Austria), Laura Põld (Estonia), Jasmine Reimer (Canada/Germany), Walter Scott (Canada), Lou Sheppard (Canada), Sille Storihle (Norway), Esther Tielemans (The Netherlands), Allard van Hoorn (The Netherlands), Paky Vlassopoulou (Greece), Sara Wallgren (Sweden), Enlai Wang (China) and Chunhua Zhang (China).

ISCP thanks the following residency sponsors: Alfred Kordelin Foundation; Anonymous; Arts Council of Ireland; ARTWORKS; Australia Council for the Arts; BKA – Bundeskanzleramt Österreich Kunst und Kultur / Arts and Culture Division of the Federal Chancellery of Austria; Canada Council for the Arts; Conseil des arts et des lettres du Québec; Danish Arts Foundation; Estonian Contemporary Art Development Center; Finnish Cultural Institute in New York; Fire Station – Qatar Museums; IASPIS – The Swedish Arts Grants Committee’s International Programme for Visual Artists; Jacques and Natasha Gelman Foundation; KdFS Kulturstiftung des Freistaates Sachsen; Mondriaan Fund; New York City Department of Cultural Affairs, in partnership with the City Council; New York City Council District 34; Niedersächsisches Ministerium für Wissenschaft und Kultur and Niedersächsische Sparkassenstiftung; New York State Council on the Arts with the support of Governor Andrew M. Cuomo and the New York State Legislature; OCA – Office for Contemporary Art Norway; SAHA Association; Senate Department for Culture and Europe, Berlin; Sobey Art Awards, National Gallery of Canada; Temple Bar Gallery + Studios Dublin; Toby Devan Lewis Donor Advised Fund of the Jewish Federation of Cleveland; The Artists’ Salaries, The Icelandic Centre for Research; The Dr. K. David G. Edwards & Margery Edwards Charitable Giving Fund; The Pollock-Krasner Foundation, Inc.; Wang Shikuo Foundation, Today Art Museum; and Alice and Lawrence Weiner.

This program is supported, in part, by Austrian Cultural Forum New York: ACFNY; BKA – Bundeskanzleramt Österreich Kunst und Kultur; Consulate General of Brazil in New York;Consulate General of Canada in New York; Consulate General of Denmark in New York; Consulate General of Estonia in New York; Consulate General of Finland in New York; Consulate General of Sweden in New York; Consulate General of the Federal Republic of Germany in New York; Galerie Nächst St. Stephan Rosemarie Schwarzwälder; Google; Grimm Artisanal Ales; Hartfield Foundation; Italian Council (Directorate-General for Contemporary Art and Architecture and Urban Peripheries, Ministry for Cultural Heritage and Activities); Jacques and Natasha Gelman Foundation; Lagunitas Brewing Company; Materials for the Arts; New York City Council District 34; 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; Royal Norwegian Consulate General in New York; Stavros Niarchos Foundation (SNF); The Andy Warhol Foundation for the Visual Arts; The Milton and Sally Avery Arts Foundation; and The State of Qatar.

In addition to the many individuals who support ISCP, the members of Director’s Circle are also thanked for their largesse: Anne Altchek, Tansa Ekşioğlu, Samar Maziad, and Laurie Sprayregen.

Opening Reception: Nov 15, 2019, 6–9pm
Open Hours: 1–7pm
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ISCP Talk
November 5, 2019, 6:30–8pm

Artists at Work: Fritjof Mangerich and Helene Nymann

Fritjof Mangerich will speak about his sonic interventions Neuroschuppen and eine andere Stimme and how they are connected to his ongoing research on the psychology of architecture and the physicality of perception. With this in mind, he will speak about the work of John Hejduk, Kiyonori Kikutake and others who have attempted to reconnect architecture with the human body in light of metabolic and mental conditions.

Helene Nymann will present her artistic research and practice addressing the notion of embodied knowledge—contextual and experimental forms of receiving and transmitting ideas. Nymann will show her most recent video works that question our relation to memory in the digital age, and introduce the audience to systems of remembrance in search of future imaginings.

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; Niedersächsisches Ministerium für Wissenschaft und Kultur and Niedersächsische Sparkassenstiftung; and Stavros Niarchos Foundation (SNF).

6:30–8pm

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ISCP Talk
October 22, 2019, 6:30–8pm

Artists at Work: Charlotte Eifler and Anton Kats

For this Artists at Work event, artists Charlotte Eifler and Anton Kats will stage an encounter between two semi fictional characters named YEVA and ILYICH. Both characters are at once of this world, yet not entirely from it. Embracing cyber-entity anachronisms YEVA’s interest lays in the intersection between immateriality and the material impact of internet technology. Manifesting herself through the tactics of feminist media pioneers, her meeting with ILYICH will address sonic strategies in relation to the decolonized potential of sound, rhythm and ritual and the material dimension of listening. While ILYICH’s plans to reenact a spaceship that has not been built yet start to materialize, the public is invited to join this special Artists at Work, in which either the artists or their invented characters will welcome you.

This program is supported, in part, by Hartfield Foundation; KdFS Kulturstiftung des Freistaates Sachsen; 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; Senate Department for Culture and Europe, Berlin; and Stavros Niarchos Foundation (SNF).

6:30–8pm

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