April 3, 2018, 6:30–8pm

Brooklyn Commons: Suzanne McClelland and Sonia Louise Davis

On April 3, Suzanne McClelland and Sonia Louise Davis will speak about the intersection of sound, language and abstraction.

Brooklyn Commons, an ongoing discussion series at ISCP, presents intellectual and artistic pairings between the established Brooklyn-based artist community and ISCP artists in residence. This series, initiated in 2012, puts artists in conversation who have not shared a dialogue in the past and focuses on cultural practitioners living and working in Brooklyn, both long- and short-term.

Suzanne McClelland (born 1959, Jacksonville, Florida) has exhibited her work extensively in the United States and abroad. Her work has been the subject of solo presentations at the Whitney Museum of American Art, New York; The Fralin Museum of Art at the University of Virginia; and the Aldrich Museum of Contemporary Art, Connecticut. Her paintings are held in numerous public collections, among them are the Museum of Modern Art, New York; Metropolitan Museum of Art, New York; Brooklyn Museum, Yale University Art Gallery, Albright-Knox Art Gallery, New York; and the Walker Art Center, Minnesota. McClelland has twice participated in the Whitney Biennial, in 1993 and 2014, and was included in the New Museum of Contemporary Art’s exhibition NYC 1993: Experimental Jet Set, Trash and No Star. Currently, she teaches at the Department of Visual Arts at Columbia University. She has been a faculty member in the Masters of Fine Arts program at the School of Visual Arts since 1997 and has been a member of the Board of Governors at the Skowhegan School of Painting and Sculpture since 1999.

Sonia Louise Davis (born 1988, New York City) engages improvisation across installation, performance and writing. She has performed at the Whitney Museum of American Art and published in Women & Performance: a journal of feminist theory. Recent exhibitions include Visitor Welcome Center, Los Angeles; and Sadie Halie Projects, Minneapolis. Davis attended Wesleyan University and the Whitney Independent Study Program.

Brooklyn Commons is organized by Kari Conte, ISCP Director of Programs and Exhibitions.

This year’s series also includes a talk between Ulrike Müller and Taloi Havini, and a forthcoming talk between Haim Steinbach and Remy Jungerman on May 8.

Major support for Brooklyn Commons is provided by VIA Art Fund.

This program is also supported, in part, by New York City Department of Cultural Affairs, in partnership with the City Council; The New York Community Trust’s Edward and Sally Van Lier Fund; and New York State Council on the Arts with the support of Governor Andrew M. Cuomo and the New York State Legislature.

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Participating Residents

March 20, 2018, 6:30–8pm

Artists at Work: Knut Åsdam and Ken + Julia Yonetani

Knut Åsdam will present his practice, and will show excerpts from his latest film. This medium-length feature is a two-part piece set in the borderland between Norway and Russia. Set in a region with increasing geopolitical tension, the film is an installment in a series of Åsdam’s films that look at contemporary Europe.

An informal discussion by Japanese-Australian artist duo Ken + Julia Yonetani will focus on the materiality of life and art in liquid times. How does the artist create resilience in a world of increasing connections and disconnections? Is there an art to survival and a survivalist art?

This program is supported, in part, by Australia Council for the Arts, OCA – Office for Contemporary Art Norway, New York City Department of Cultural Affairs, in partnership with the City Council, and New York State Council on the Arts with the support of Governor Andrew M. Cuomo and the New York State Legislature.


Participating Residents

March 6–April 28, 2018

Leaps and Bounds

The International Studio & Curatorial Program announces Leaps and Bounds, an exhibition in ISCP’s Project Space, organized in collaboration with the Center for Curatorial Studies, Bard College.

Leaps and Bounds emerges from an interest in how the structure of the ISCP residency program might be exhibited. With a fluctuating group of artists and curators throughout the year—between those in residence, those preparing to depart, and others in the process of arrival—how might these artists’ research, source materials, and preparatory sketches be accessed and tended to? How might the format of the residency itself, with its spatial and temporal limitations, bring this transitory mode of production into relief? And how might this project point to the connections that occur between residents? By looking between the spaces reserved for artistic production, Leaps and Bounds seeks to materialize the changing state of artworks and research in progress.

Artists in the exhibition include ISCP alumni and current residents Catalina Bauer, Elaine Byrne, Sonia Louise Davis, Luisa Kasalicky, Maria Lalou, Antonia Low, Elisabeth Molin, and Anne de Vries. Exhibition design by Antonia Low.

Held in the first floor Project Space, the exhibition presents byproducts from the artists’ studios in a display apparatus commissioned from recent resident Antonia Low. These items take the form of material fragments, sketches, abandoned projects, or remnants of research: the collateral things either left behind or brought to ISCP upon arrival, foregrounding each artist’s stay or marking its trace. Alongside this, a sourcebook volume contains interviews with the participating artists, compiled with the source materials and visual ephemera better suited to this two-dimensional format.

Leaps and Bounds is organized by Laura Brown, Levi Easterbrooks, Andrew Hibbard, Selby Nimrod, Thomas Patier, Santiago Silva, Jeppe Ugelvig, and Ruiyu Xu. This is part of a practicum for curatorial studies, a collaboration between ISCP and CCS Bard that is now in its third year.

This program is supported, in part, by the Center for Curatorial Studies, Bard College; Greenwich Collection Ltd.; New York City Department of Cultural Affairs in partnership with the City Council; and New York State Council on the Arts with the support of Governor Andrew M. Cuomo and the New York State Legislature.

Opening Reception: Mar 06, 2018, 6–8pm
Open Hours: Tuesday–Friday, 12–6pm
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