July 31, 2018, 6–9pm

2018 Summer Open House

The International Studio & Curatorial Program (ISCP) announces the first edition of Summer Open House, an evening of live performances and studio presentations.

ISCP celebrates New York City’s long and breezy summer evenings by inviting visitors to engage in conversations about international contemporary art with arts professionals from around the world. This first-time event features indoor and outdoor components in ISCP’s loft building on the border of Bushwick and Williamsburg. ISCP was created in 1994 to establish an international community of artists and curators in New York City, and support their creative advancement.

Summer Open House 2018 will include live performances on ISCP’s loading dock,* curated by ISCP resident Julie Møller Horne (Curator, Horsens Art Museum, Denmark), featuring artists Simone Couto, Carolina Falkholt, and Martha Skou, from 6-6:45pm. Horne sees the loading dock as the space of entry and departure for the building, the main vein of the institution. She also views it as a metaphor for ISCP: a platform for artistic development and creativity. So, for one night only, the loading dock will be transformed into a stage for site-specific performance art, where sounds, weather and architecture can be perceived anew and in relation to performance. 

From 7:30-8:15pm, artist and former ISCP resident Sonia Louise Davis will perform a new work on the loading dock. Davis’s performance is the concluding event of Sound Gestures, her multi-media installation on view in the project space.

The 35 artists and curators from 24 countries in residence at ISCP will open their studios to the public from 7-9pm.

Hikaru Fujii: The Primary Fact, will also be on view during Summer Open House.

Neoprene clutches designed by resident Remy Jungerman and provided by Print All Over Me will be available for purchase at The Store in ISCP’s lounge.

Limited editions made exclusively for ISCP, Self-esteem 5 cents, 2016, by Cary Leibowitz, and ‘Comparing—compiling—classifying—contradicting,’ 2017, by Joseph Kosuth, will also be on sale, along with custom ISCP tote bags.

Bubble tea by A – Pou’s Taste will be available at Summer Open House.

6-6:45pm: Performances by Simone Couto, Carolina Falkholt, and Martha Skou on the loading dock, curated by Julie Møller Horne
7:30-8:15pm: Performance by Sonia Louise Davis also on the loading dock
7-9pm: Resident studios open to the public

Summer Open House participating artists and curators:
Knut Åsdam (Norway), Svetlana Bailey (Australia), Paul Barsch (Germany), Joaquín Boz (Argentina), Heather Brammeier (United States), Elaine Byrne (United States/Ireland), Danilo Correale (United States/Italy), Simone Couto (United States/Brazil), Alexis Dahan (United States/France), Furen Dai (United States/China), Jacqueline Doyen (France), Modupeola Fadugba (Nigeria), Carolina Falkholt (Sweden), Hikaru Fujii (Japan), ektor garcia (Mexico), Jude Griebel (United States/Canada), Samuel Henne (Germany), Esther Hovers (The Netherlands), Yen-Ting Hsu (Taiwan), Maria Hupfield (Canada), Stine Marie Jacobsen (Denmark), Remy Jungerman (The Netherlands/Suriname), Susan Klein (United States), Ana Hoffner (Austria), Julie Møller Horne (Denmark), Luisa Kasalicky (Austria), Andy Leleisi’uao (New Zealand), Joshua Liebowitz (United States), Imara Limon (The Netherlands), Rusudan Melikishvili (Denmark), Susan Leigh Moore (United States), Martha Skou (United States/Denmark), Pei-Hsuan Wang (Taiwan), Eero Yli-Vakkuri (Finland), and Natalia Zaluska (Poland).

ISCP thanks all of the generous collaboration and funding of residency sponsors and supporters.

This program is also supported, in part, by Lagunitas Brewing Company; New York City Council District 34; New York City Department of Cultural Affairs, in partnership with the City Council; The New York Community Trust Edward and Sally Van Lier Fund; New York State Council on the Arts with the support of Governor Andrew M. Cuomo and the New York State Legislature; Onassis Cultural Center; and Print All Over Me.

*In case of inclement weather, live performances will take place in ISCP’s lounge and project space.


July 24, 2018, 6:30–8pm

Artists at Work: Modupeola Fadugba and Yen-Ting Hsu

Modupeola Fadugba will present her ongoing series Synchronised Swimmers, which depicts an abstract underwater world filled with dynamic, moving bodies weaving stories about teamwork, friendship, and unity. During her ISCP residency, she has found inspiration in the The Harlem Honeys and Bears – a synchronized swimming team for senior citizens who perform water acrobatics and also offer free swim lessons to children.

Yen-Ting Hsu will share how she uses sounds to explore the connection between everyday life, environment and ethnic cultures, using field recordings as her primary material. Hsu will also speak about her work with local communities in relation to interdisciplinary practice.

This program is supported, in part, by Dennis Elliott Founder’s Fund; Ministry of Culture, Taiwan; 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; and Tauck Ritzau Innovative Philanthropy.


Participating Residents

July 17, 2018, 6:30–8pm

Imara Limon on new narratives at the Amsterdam Museum in collaboration with Independent Curators International

On July 17, curator Imara Limon will speak about recent curatorial projects at the Amsterdam Museum at ICI Curatorial Hub, located at 401 Broadway, Suite 1620, in Manhattan.

The Amsterdam Museum is a city museum, and considers its mission to make the story of Amsterdam accessible and to present it to as broad an audience as possible. In a Dutch context, with an increasingly multicultural population, museums are only beginning to self-identify as white institutions rather than universal places of knowledge. Younger citizens are interested in more interactive, critical and challenging programs. Priorities are shifting and the emphasis shifts to drawing in new, more diverse audiences. But can the underlying mechanisms that frame our shared cultural heritage be fundamentally changed? By whom? And what would that fundamental shift entail for the cultural practices of collecting objects, exhibition making, and organizing public programs?

The Amsterdam Museum is currently working on several projects in dialogue with audiences and Amsterdammers, to find out how to continue being relevant to them. Imara Limon will speak about a few examples with which she is involved. Black Amsterdam, 2016 opened during the first Black Achievement Month in the Netherlands, and instigated a broader conversation about race and representation. Black & Revolutionary, 2017-18 at the Surinamese Society was initiated by The Black Archives, an organization with a growing collection of archival documents around black thinkers, poets, scientists, that places Amsterdam in an international context of black radicalism. The project showed that not all stories can be told with the city’s limited collections and that collaboration with grassroots movements is crucial. New Narratives started as alternative tours through the building during Black Amsterdam by individuals outside the museum, and this evolved into a multiple-year research project toward becoming a more inclusive museum.

Imara Limon (born 1988) is curator at the Amsterdam Museum, where she curated the exhibition Black Amsterdam (2016) about black role models in the Netherlands. Limon has a background in Contemporary Art, Museology and Cultural Analysis at the University of Amsterdam. She curated the exhibition Black & Revolutionary, an initiative by The Black Archives, and is leading the museum program New Narratives that reconsiders the narratives told by the institution and finds alternative stories around the collections. Limon was part of the New World Summit team, founded by artist Jonas Staal, and the manager of Frontier Imaginaries, founded by curator Vivian Ziherl, with international exhibitions and publications. She co-curated Nieuw Amsterdams Peil, 2017, a collaborative project with curator Alessandro Vincentelli (BALTIC Centre for Contemporary Art) and six Amsterdam galleries. Limon is board member of Kunsten ’92, advisor at the Mondriaan Fund and the Amsterdam Fund for the Arts (AFK), and winner of the National Museum Talent Prize 2017.

This event is a collaboration with Independent Curators International Offsite Curatorial Hub.

To attend, please RSVP to rsvp@curatorsintl.org with ‘IMARA’ in the subject line.

This program is also supported, in part, by Mondriaan Fund; 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