March 6–June 8, 2018

Jennifer Tee: Ether Plane∼Material Plane

Ether Plane∼Material Plane is an exhibition by Jennifer Tee, a 2012 ISCP alumna. The artist’s first solo exhibition on this continent, Ether Plane∼Material Plane responds to current political upheaval and ensuing resistance.

Tee’s exhibition incorporates sculpture, performance, and installation into an immersive and interdependent environment. The centerpiece of Ether Plane∼Material Plane is two newly commissioned display structures, designed to present the artist’s series of photographs that unite abstraction with the uncanny, alongside her ceramic ‘resist’ sculptures in the shape of spheres and swirls. Hand-made floor pieces that are crystalline in form with overlaid ceramics cross the space, and act as sites for performative events.

A stack of books is the kernel of the exhibition’s second installation. A Revolt chair designed by Friso Kramer holds numerous books of fiction, memoirs and poetry—published since 1850— that consider personal and social change from the position of resistance. Gathered by the artist in collaboration with poet Jane Lewty, a live reading in six languages of texts collaged from the collection of books will activate the opening reception.

A 30-page publication will accompany the exhibition, in an edition of 500, with a text by Karen Archey, Curator of Contemporary Art, Time-based Media, Stedelijk Museum Amsterdam, and an introduction by Kari Conte.

Jennifer Tee (born 1973) lives and works in Amsterdam. Tee was awarded the 2015 Cobra Art Prize. Recent solo exhibitions include Let it Come Down, Bonner Kunstverein, Bonn, and Camden Arts Centre, London; Tulip Palepai, Rijksmuseum, Amsterdam; The Soul in Limbo, 6th Cobra Art Prize, Cobra Museum, Amstelveen; Occult Geometry, Signal, Kunsthal Charlottenborg, Copenhagen; Heart Ferment, Galerie Fons Welters, Amsterdam; Practical Magic, Project Art Centre Gallery, Dublin; Local Myths, Eastside Projects, Birmingham; Nameless Swirls, an Unfolding in Presence, Van Abbemuseum, Eindhoven. Select group exhibitions include Retour sur Mulholland Drive, La Panacée, Montpelier; Manifesta 11, Zurich; The Peacock, Grazer Kunstverein, Graz; Six Possibilities for a Sculpture, La Loge, Brussels; Beyond Imagination, Stedelijk Museum Amsterdam; and Secret Societies, Schirn Kunsthalle, Frankfurt. Upcoming solo presentations include the 33rd Bienal de São Paulo and MNAC – National Museum of Contemporary Art, Bucharest. Tee was a finalist for the Dutch Pavilion at the 57th Venice Biennale.

Jennifer Tee: Ether Plane∼Material Plane is curated by Kari Conte, Director of Programs and Exhibitions.

This program is supported, in part, by Mondriaan Fund; Dutch Culture USA program of the Consulate General of the Netherlands in New York; 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.

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

February 27, 2018, 6:30–8pm

Artists at Work: Maria Lalou and David Adika

Maria Lalou will present her work The Dialogue, a discourse—both live and pre-recorded—between the artists and scholars that she has invited to discuss contemporary subjectivity. The pre-recorded part of the conversation will take place earlier the same day at ISCP, and will be screened for the public during Artists at Work in addition to a second live segment.

David Adika will speak about and screen excerpts from Edut (Testimony), a 2011 film in which he was the cinematographer. This Israel/France production collected Palestinian testimonies of everyday realities after the second Intifada.

This program is supported, in part, by Amsterdams Fonds voor de Kunst, Artis, Director’s Circle, Fulbright Foundation in Greece, J.F. Costopoulos Foundation, 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

February 20, 2018, 6:30–8pm

Brooklyn Commons: Ulrike Müller and Taloi Havini

On February 20, Ulrike Müller and Taloi Havini will discuss the activation of history and the socio-political dimensions in their work.

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.

Ulrike Müller (born 1971, Brixlegg, Austria) studied art at the Academy of Fine Arts Vienna, and participated in the Whitney Museum Independent Study Program, New York. She has been a co-editor of the queer feminist journal LTTR and organized Herstory Inventory100 Feminist Drawings by 100 Artists, a collaborative project that was exhibited together with objects from the respective collections at the Brooklyn Museum and at the Kunsthaus Bregenz in 2012. In 2010, Müller represented Austria in the Cairo Biennial. Recent solo exhibitions include Callicoon Fine Arts, 2016; Museum Moderner Kunst Foundation Ludwig Vienna (mumok), 2015; and Kunstraum Lakeside, 2014. Her work was included in the Whitney Biennial in 2017. Additional recent museum exhibitions include The Little Things Could Be Dearer, MoMA PS1, New York, 2013; and Painting 2.0, Museum Brandhorst, Munich, 2015.

Taloi Havini (born 1981, Bougainville, the Autonomous Region of Bougainville, Papua New Guinea) currently lives and works between Sydney and Bougainville. Havini utilizes a wide variety of media to explore issues about keeping inherited knowledge systems alive across time and place. She engages with collections and archives and often responds to these experiences with experimental installations and exhibitions at institutions including the Sharjah Biennial 13; Palais de Tokyo, Paris; and Queensland Art Gallery and Gallery of Modern Art, Brisbane.

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

This year’s series also includes talks between Suzanne McClelland and Sonia Louise Davis on April 3, and 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 Create NSW; The Dame Joan Sutherland Fund; The Dr. K. David G. Edwards & Margery Edwards Charitable Giving Fund; National Association for the Visual Arts NAVA; 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.

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