ISCP Talk
April 21, 2020, 4–5pm

Artists at Work: James Beckett on Instagram Live 

In ISCP’s Instagram Live Artists at Work, resident James Beckett will walk us through his current research in New York on the history and broader cultural implications of air conditioning. This research was sparked by the fact that ISCP is known as the first building worldwide to be truly air conditioned back in 1902, when it was a printing house.

Tune into the Instagram Live here.

Read a New York Times article on ISCP’s air conditioning history here.

James Beckett’s work in diverse media examines subjects of a historical nature, from the development (and subsequent demise) of European industry, to the more metaphysical aspects of dowsing and voodoo. His constructions favor an obscure and rambling logic, often within a strict formalism reflecting the mechanisms of display. A sometimes-dubious approach to his subject matter entertains the historic as suspended in a state of constant re-interpretation, a portrayal of a world where anomaly and change are fundamentals. Beckett has exhibited work at Belgian Pavilion of the Venice Biennale; MAAT, Lisbon; MCAD Manila – Museum of Contemporary Art and Design, among others.

This program is supported, in part, by Hartfield Foundation; Mondriaan Fund; 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; Stavros Niarchos Foundation (SNF); and William Talbott Hillman Foundation.

4–5pm

Participating Residents

Current and Upcoming Events & Exhibitions

ISCP Talk
April 14, 2020, 4–5pm

Artists at Work: Maja Bekan on Instagram Live 

In ISCP’s second Instagram Live Artists at Work, resident Maja Bekan will be in conversation with her aunt about their ongoing collaboration as well as other subjects while practicing together a/part.

Tune into the Instagram Live here.

Bekan is a performance and visual artist from Serbia, based in The Netherlands. Her work explores and questions the potentials of mediation and delegation of the (art) work. She is interested in collaboration as a medium and how taking part can create a productive stage, exploring more closely the personal histories, truths, economies and social relations within it. She works on long term research-based projects that involve different levels of collaborations, which are presented to the public in the form of performances, environments, video/audio/text based installations and public conversations. Bekan has exhibited work at Ujazdowski Castle Centre for Contemporary Art, Warsaw; Kunsthaus, Graz; and Van Abbemuseum, Eindhoven, among others.

This program is supported, in part, by Hartfield Foundation; Mondriaan Fund; 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; Stavros Niarchos Foundation (SNF); and William Talbott Hillman Foundation.

4–5pm

Participating Residents

ISCP Talk
March 31, 2020, 4–5pm

Artists at Work: Ariane Loze on Instagram Live 

In ISCP’s first Instagram Live Artists at Work, resident Ariane Loze will screen and discuss her 2018 video Utopia.

Watch the Instagram Live here.

Through a methodical deconstruction of cinematic norms, Loze strips her video-performances down to their most basic, structural inner workings. Her post-minimalist aesthetic brings together conceptual expression and home-made execution underpinned by an immediately recognizable narrative made up of static shots of a straightforward action or event. Loze produces her videos autonomously: she take on the roles of director, screenwriter, editor, costume designer, and sound and lighting technician, as well as plays all characters. Loze has exhibited work at S.M.A.K., Ghent; KANAL Centre Pompidou, Brussels; Centre d’art Contemporain Chanot, Paris, among others.

This program is supported, in part, by Hartfield Foundation; La Fondation pour l’Art Contemporain Claudine et Jean-Marc Salomon; 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; Stavros Niarchos Foundation (SNF); and William Talbott Hillman Foundation.

4–5pm

Participating Residents

Current and Upcoming Events & Exhibitions