December 6, 2022, 6-7pm

Artists at Work: Claudine Arendt with Jess Wilcox

For this Artists at Work, ISCP artist-in-residence Claudine Arendt will be in conversation with curator Jess Wilcox about her wide range of sculptural projects inspired by scientific data, human behavior, and the natural world. Among the works discussed will be Arendt’s large scale outdoor fountain Ahead of Time, The Times Ahead, which squirts water spray out of noses that are attempting to hold in sneezes as an absurdist tribute to the social faux pas of the Covid-19 pandemic, and Through a porcelain cast, a set of vessels in the shape of the sound waves made by microscopic sea creatures known as zooplankton, that has chaetognaths, salps, medusae, euphasiid, appendicularian and copepods shaping and adorning espresso cups, beer glasses, ketchup-dippers and whipped cream holders. 

  • Location: Zoom link here. This event will be recorded.

Claudine Arendt is a Luxembourgish artist based in Amsterdam. She performs and exhibits in public space, has presented at science and ceramics conferences, and collaborates with the Scripps Institution of Oceanography at the University of California San Diego. She was awarded the Stipendium for Emerging Artists by Mondriaan Fonds, has stayed in residence at the European Ceramic Workcenter (EKWC) and installed a fountain sculpture at Oeuvre Nationale de Secours Grande-Duchesse Charlotte. She received her B.F.A from the Gerrit Rietveld Academy Amsterdam and an M.A. in European Film and Media Studies from the Bauhaus-Universität Weimar.

Jess Wilcox is an Independent Curator. From 2016 to 2022, she was Curator and Director of Exhibitions at Socrates Sculpture Park. There she has curated several group and solo exhibitions of work by Helio Oiticica, Guadalupe Maravilla, Virginia Overton and Nari Ward, as well as the Socrates Annual exhibitions.  From 2011-2015 she worked at the Elizabeth A. Sackler Center for Feminist Art at the Brooklyn Museum organizing public programs and public artworks and where she co-curated Agitprop!, an exhibition of historical and contemporary political art. She has curated shows at Abrons Art Center, ISCP and SculptureCenter, among other venues.  She has a BA from Barnard College and a Master’s degree from Bard CCS. 

This program is supported, in part, by the Edward Steichen Award Luxembourg; New York City Department of Cultural Affairs, in partnership with the City Council; New York City Council District 34; New York State Council on the Arts and the New York State Legislature; The Milton and Sally Avery Arts Foundation; and William Talbott Hillman Foundation.


Participating Residents

November 29, 2022, 6–7pm

Artists at Work: On Sonic Politics

This roundtable discussion On Sonic Politics is organized by curator Fabian Flückiger and ISCP artist in residence Felix Kindermann. Together with ISCP residents Clae Lu, Anna Schimkat, and Taavi Suisalu, they will discuss how and why each artist uses sound in their practice. From there they will delve into the measurable and emotional effects of sound, how audiences experience it, and its impact on individual actions and social interactions. 

Fabian Flückiger is a freelance curator and lecturer who has realized exhibitions and publications on Nora Turato, Steven Parrino, Miriam Laura Leonardi, Manon de Boer and ektor garcia. He is the curator of  A Tongue Becomes Yours, a group exhibition including Kindermann’s work, on view at CC Ter Dilft in Belgium. 

Felix Kindermann’s work addresses relationships between humans; humans and their environments; and between individuality and collectivity. He makes sculpture, sound art, performance, photography, video, and prints. Kindermann has exhibited work at Museum Ludwig and Simultanhalle, Cologne; KANAL- Centre Pompidou, Brussels; and Stedelijk Museum voor Actuele Kunst, Ghent, among others.

Clae Lu is a queer, Han Chinese American artist from Queens, New York. They identify as an artist, designer, cultural worker, and Chinese zither (古筝) musician. Lu believes in the power of the arts and grassroots activism to foster dialogue, reflection, and action.They have exhibited work at the Metropolitan Museum of Art; Elsewhere; and Wook + Lattuada Gallery, all in New York City, among others.

Anna Schimkat is a visual artist who has expanded her work into sound art through installations and performances. Schimkat creates spaces that sharpen perception and force the perceiver’s action. She has exhibited work at Z.i.m.m.t., Germany; RE:FLUX 16, Festival D’Art Sonore, Canada; and Galerie für Zeitgenössische Kunst, Germany, among others.

Taavi Suisalu creates cultural-ecological contexts that operate on technical, metaphorical, and poetical levels at the same time. His work takes the form of interactive installations, performative situations, and curatorial endeavors. He has exhibited work at Contemporary Art Museum of Estonia (EKKM), Tallinn; Bozar, Brussels; and Le Lieu Unique, Nantes, among others. 

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This program is supported by the Cultural Endowment of Estonia; Estonian Contemporary Art Development Center; Hartfield Foundation; KdFS Kulturstiftung des Freistaates Sachsen; Ministry of Culture of the Flemish Community Visual Arts Department; Milton and Sally Avery Arts Foundation; New York City Department of Cultural Affairs, in partnership with the City Council; New York City Council District 34; New York State Council on the Arts with the support of Governor Andrew M. Cuomo and the New York State Legislature; The New York Community Trust’s Edward and Sally Van Lier Fund; Tony & Sissi Moens; and William Talbott Hillman Foundation.


Open Studios
November 18–November 19, 2022

2022 Fall Open Studios

Opening Reception: Friday, November 18, 69pm
Open Hours: Saturday, November 19, 17pm

The International Studio & Curatorial Program (ISCP) Fall Open Studios is a presentation of international contemporary art organized by the 37 artists and curators from 31 countries currently in residence. Guest speaker Abigail DeVille, Artist and ISCP alumna, will make remarks during the opening reception.

This event is free and open to the public. Registration is required here.

Twice a year, ISCP offers the public access to private artists’ and curators’ studios to view artwork and share one-on-one conversations. This fall, 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.

Maliyamungu Gift Muhande: Kobikisa, a solo exhibition by Maliyamungu Gift Muhande, recipient of The New York Community Trust’s Edward and Sally Van Lier Fund residency at ISCP, and curated by Lauren Wolchik, will be on view in the first floor project space. Born in the Democratic Republic of Congo, raised there and in South Africa, and now based in New York City, Muhande investigates her identity, Blackness, and diasporic history through diverse media including film, painting, drawing, sculpture, performance, and social practice. Translated as “to heal” in Lingala, Kobikisa features an immersive video installation and a series of large-scale works on paper that create a space of healing and self-empowerment. 

In addition, Water Works, a group exhibition curated by Danielle Wu, is on view in the second floor gallery. The exhibition brings together six artists who turn to the washroom as an aesthetic resource: Hana Al-Saadi, Laurie Kang, Ajay Kurian, Mia Raadik, Pauline Shaw, and HaeAhn Woo Kwon. Whether inside the sauna, the hammam, the beauty salon, or the shower, the act of washing oneself has served as grounds to destabilize bodily integrity. As a phrase that references both civic irrigation systems and a crying fit, Water Works draws a line between one’s own flesh and the broader, social body. 

Open Studios participating artists and curators: Alchemyverse (Bicheng Liang & Yixuan Shao) (China/United States), Zainab Al-Shibani (Qatar), Manuel Aja Espil (Argentina), Claudine Arendt (Luxembourg/The Netherlands), James Beckett (South Africa/The Netherlands/United States), Martinka Bobrikova & Oscar de Carmen (Slovakia/Spain/Norway), George Egerton-Warburton (Australia), Anawana Haloba (Norway/Zambia), Cornelia Herfurtner (Germany), Cindy Hill (Canada), Anaïs Horn (Austria/France), Li-Ming Hu (New Zealand/United States), Meghana Karnik (United States), Kyoung eun Kang (South Korea/United States), Tali Keren (United States/Israel/Palestine), Felix Kindermann (Germany/Belgium), Clae Lu (United States), Joiri Minaya (United States/Dominican Republic), Johanna Mirabel (France [French Guiana, Martinique, Guadeloupe]), Fatima Moallim (Sweden), Tina Maria Nielsen (Denmark), Civan Özkanoğlu (Turkey/United States), Henrique Pavão (Portugal), Mary-Audrey Ramirez (Luxembourg/Germany), Anna Schimkat (Germany), Kjersti Solbakken (Norway), Oriane Stender (United States), Taavi Suisalu (Estonia), Julian Juhlin (Denmark), Sarah Tortora (United States), Michael Tsegaye (Ethiopia), Iria Vrettou (Greece), Noa Yekutieli (United States/Israel), Ji Hye Yeom (South Korea), and Antoinette Zwirchmayr (Austria). 

ISCP thanks the following residency sponsors: Alice and Lawrence Weiner; Artis; Artworks; Australia Council for the Arts; Conseil des arts et des lettres du Québec; Cultural Endowment of Estonia; Danna and Ed Ruscha; Danish Arts Foundation; Dennis Elliott Founder’s Fund; Doosan Art Center; Edward Steichen Award Luxembourg; Elizabeth Greenshields Foundation; Estonian Contemporary Art Development Center; Federal Ministry for Arts, Culture, the Civil Service and Sport of Austria; Fire Station – Qatar Museums; Fundación Botín; Hartfield Foundation; Horace W. Goldsmith Foundation; IASPIS – The Swedish Arts Grants Committee’s International Programme for Visual Artists; Jerome Foundation; KdFS Kulturstiftung des Freistaates Sachsen; Luso-American Development Foundation (FLAD); Ministry of Culture of the Flemish Community Visual Arts Department; New York City Council Member for the 34th District; New York City Department of Cultural Affairs, in partnership with the City Council; New York State Council on the Arts with the support of the Office of the Governor and the New York State Legislature; OCA – Office for Contemporary Art Norway; Office of Cultural Affairs, Consulate General of Israel in New York; Oslo Kommune Internasjonalt; Senate Department for Culture and Europe, Berlin; Tauck Ritzau Innovative Philanthropy; The Dr. K. David G. Edwards & Margery Edwards Charitable Giving Fund; The New York Community Trust’s Edward and Sally Van Lier Fund; Toby Devan Lewis; Tony & Sissi Moens; Tzili Charney; Wallace Arts Trust; and ZAZ10TS.

This program is supported, in part, by Ada Tolla, LOT-EK; Austrian Cultural Forum New York: ACFNY; Evelyn Toll Family Foundation; Grimm Artisanal Ales; Hartfield Foundation; Living Ritual; Milton and Sally Avery Arts Foundation; New York City Council Member for the 33rd District; New York City Council Member for the 34th District; New York City Department of Cultural Affairs, in partnership with the City Council; New York State Council on the Arts with the support of the Office of the Governor and the New York State Legislature; Robert Baker & Marcia Hecht; Royal Norwegian Consulate General in New York; San Francisco Foundation; and The New York Community Trust’s Edward and Sally Van Lier Fund; and William Talbott Hillman Foundation.

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

Opening Reception: Nov 18, 2022, 6–9pm
Open Hours: 1–7pm
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