Exhibition
Through August 23

Storage to Showcase: Selections from the ISCP Archives

Opening Reception: Tuesday, July 16, 6–8pm

In celebration of its 30th anniversary, the International Studio & Curatorial Program (ISCP) is pleased to announce an archival presentation highlighting the organization’s global reach and ongoing support of contemporary artists and curators. Ranging from 1994 to the present, the selections capture three different locations where ISCP has hosted over 2,000 residents from more than 100 countries. Printed and projected images show meetings between ISCP residents and visiting critics, many of whom have become leading figures in the New York and international art scenes. Through the display of Open Studios guides and postcards, photographic slides and contact sheets, global press coverage, and other enticing ephemera, viewers are invited to immerse themselves in the institution’s rich legacy. ISCP has fostered a supportive and mutually respectful community within an international landscape that is often divided, leading to valuable cultural exchange within New York City.

Storage to Showcase: Selections from the ISCP Archives is organized by Annabel Newman, Executive Intern, with the assistance of Louis Pardo, Programs and Exhibitions Intern.
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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.

ISCP Talk
June 25, 2024, 6:30–7:30pm

Artists at Work: Mandy Gehrt in conversation with Melinda Lang

For this Artists at Work, ISCP artist-in-residence Mandy Gehrt will present on her practice and speak with Melinda Lang, ISCP Director of Programs and Exhibitions, about her use of various research techniques and the archive format as means for uncovering stories that have been forgotten or overlooked. A Q&A with the audience will follow.

In her practice, Gehrt questions the construction of history and engages with methods of preservation and commemoration. She explores private collections, diverse archiving methods, and rituals of remembrance. Gehrt has exhibited work at Artwall Gallery, Czech Republic; Kultur Leioa Auditorium, Spain; and Museo Rautenstrauch-Joest, Germany, among others.

This program is supported by KdFS Kulturstiftung des Freistaates Sachsen; Hartfield Foundation; James Rosenquist Foundation; Lèna Saltos; 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; Dr. Samar Maziad; Sarah Jones; van Beuren Charitable Foundation; William Talbott Hillman Foundation; and Woodman Family Foundation.
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This in-person event will be live streamed through Instagram: @iscp_nyc.

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

ISCP Talk
June 18, 2024, 6:30–7:30pm

Artists at Work: zeropowercut/Piyush Kashyap

For this Artists at Work, ISCP artist-in-residence zeropowercut/Piyush Kashyap will present his research on the relationship between oppression and art. He will engage the audience in a discussion about caste structures that attempt to fix a group of people into strata, preventing upward mobility as well as creative expression. Audience participation is encouraged but not required.

Kashyap is an artist who makes image-sculptures, handmade speakers, objects and drawings to locate how caste is coded in reality. He runs a research-and-development lab called zeropowercut to create collective productions of Dalit-Bahujan discourse from their small collaborative studio in the old city of Patna-Saheb, Bihar. In the artist’s words, “This practice-based-research considers how the caste-ideological-grading of workers, as various levels of Sudra (which means ‘insignificant, menial and knowledge-less’) counters Reality as unintelligible, by dissociating Knowledge and Work from the Body.” Kashyap has exhibited work at The Foundation for Indian Contemporary Art; The New Medium III; and Serendipity Arts Residency, all in India. 

This program is supported by Inlaks Shivdasani Foundation; Hartfield Foundation; James Rosenquist Foundation; Lèna Saltos; 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; Dr. Samar Maziad; Sarah Jones; van Beuren Charitable Foundation; William Talbott Hillman Foundation; and Woodman Family Foundation.
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This in-person event will be live streamed through Instagram: @iscp_nyc.

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