October 23, 2018, 6:30–8pm

Artists at Work: Javier Barrios Gutiérrez and Lihi Turjeman

Javier Barrios Gutiérrez will present a selection of artwork that he completed during his ISCP residency, as well as previous works, and will initiate a discussion on the political dimension of art.

Lihi Turjeman will screen video documentation from her work in an abandoned building in the heart of the historic district in Tel Aviv, right before it was renovated into a boutique hotel. The video highlights the connection between formation and destruction. Afterwards, she will open her studio for a short discussion about intimacy and scale in painting alongside the three artworks she produced during her residency. These paintings deal with displacement in relation to a foreign perspective.

This program is supported, in part, Colección Diéresis; Hartfield Foundation; Mifal Hapais; 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.


October 16, 2018, 6:30–8pm

“As If” We Came Together to Care, a reading by Andrea Fraser organized by Rethinking Residencies, with responses by Heather Hart and Nicholas Weist

For this event organized by Rethinking Residencies, artist Andrea Fraser will read from her text “As If” We Came Together to Care, which reflects on the psychological dimensions of hospitality in art institutions. Following this, Heather Hart and Nicholas Weist will present short responses. This event stems from Rethinking Residencies’ inquiries into hospitality as critical to art practice.

Art residencies always produce complex host-guest relations. The position of institution as host and the artist as guest are assumed roles that can also shift in relation to social, political, economic and ethical conditions. Considerations of hospitality are central for residencies as well as for presenting institutions. Space, time, exchange and resources define situations of hospitality, which are intrinsically linked to every level of cultural production.

“As If” We Came Together to Care is organized by Rethinking Residencies, a working group of thirteen New York-based residency programs. Initiated in March 2014, its members share knowledge and resources, while cultivating critical thinking and discourse about residencies. Collaborating organizations represent a wide range of models, scales, and approaches and include: Eyebeam, Fire Island Artist Residency, Flux Factory, International Studio & Curatorial Program (ISCP), Lower Manhattan Cultural Council (LMCC), Pioneer Works, Queens Museum, Recess, The Shandaken Project, EFA Project Space’s SHIFT Residency, Spaceworks, Triangle Arts Association and Wave Hill.

“As If” We Came Together to Care by Andrea Fraser first appeared in Cultures of the Curatorial (2016), published by Sternberg Press.

Participant Biographies:

Andrea Fraser is an artist whose work investigates the social, financial, and affective economies of cultural institutions, fields, and groups. She is Professor, Interdisciplinary Studio Area Head, and Chair of the UCLA Department of Art. Retrospectives of her work have been presented by the Museum Ludwig, Cologne, 2013; the Museum der Moderne, Salzburg, 2015; the Museum of Contemporary Art Barcelona and MUAC UNAM, Mexico City, both 2016. Her most recent book, 2016 in Museums, Money, and Politics (2018)—co-published by the CCA Wattis Institute, Westreich/Wagner Publications, and MIT Press—documents the political contributions of the board members of over 125 major US art organizations in the 2016 election cycle and its aftermath, examining the intersection of cultural philanthropy and political finance in the age of plutocracy. Fraser serves on the boards of WAGE, the ICA LA, and Grex, the West Coast Affiliate of the AK Rice Institute for the Study of Social Systems.

Heather Hart, based in New York, is an interdisciplinary artist exploring the power in thresholds, questioning dominant narratives and creating alternatives to them. She was awarded grants from the Joan Mitchell Foundation, the Jerome Foundation, NYFA, Harpo Foundation and Creative Capital. Hart’s work has been exhibited at Storm King Art Center, The Kohler Arts Center, Eastern Illinois University, ICA Philadelphia, Seattle Art Museum, Brooklyn Museum, Studio Museum in Harlem, Socrates Sculpture Park, University of Toronto and a collaborative show at The Drawing Center. She studied at Cornish College of the Arts and Princeton University and received her MFA from Rutgers University.

Nicholas Weist is the founding director of Shandaken Projects, which has offered free artist services and public programs since 2012. A veteran arts administrator, he has also held senior positions at Creative Time and powerHouse Books, and has organized exhibitions internationally. He has written about art and visual culture for Frieze, Art in America, Whitewall, Interview, Document Journal, and several other publications. His work has been reflected on in The New York Times, The New York Observer, The Brooklyn Rail, T magazine, Bomb, Art News, and many more.

This program is supported, in part, by 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.


October 15–October 29, 2018

2018 ISCP Benefit Auction

Bidding opens Monday, October 15, 12pm EST
Bidding closes Monday, October 29, 9pm EST

The International Studio & Curatorial Program announces the 2018 ISCP Benefit Auction. Conducted exclusively through Artsy, the auction offers a range of affordable contemporary art works by established, mid-career, and world-renowned artists, including ISCP alumni. Forty-seven international contemporary artists and generous supporters are joining ISCP’s mission by donating all auction proceeds. The funds raised will support the program, and pay to bring artists and curators from areas of the world that do not have significant cultural infrastructural funding.

Click here to browse the Benefit Auction powered by Artsy.

Bid now to support ISCP’s international contemporary art programs and community of artists and curators.

The 2018 limited edition created exclusively for ISCP by Stephanie Syjuco is now sold out.

Participating artists include:

Øystein Aasan*, Osi Audu, Javier Barrios*, Willie Birch, Tonje Bøe Birkeland*, Richard Bosman, Savas Boyraz*, Cody Choi*, Petros Chrisostomou*, James Clar, John Coplans, David Diao, Carolina Falkholt*, Jude Griebel*, Cai Guo-Qiang, Kiluanji Kia Henda*, Mark Hilton*, Takahiro Iwasaki*, Matthew Day Jackson, Leah James, Anna Jermolaewa*, Moussa Kone*, Saskia Janssen* and George Korsmit, Joseph Kosuth, Shawn Kuruneru, Caroline Larsen, Cary Leibowitz, Leung Chi Wo*, Roy Lichtenstein, Andrea Mastrovito*, Elisabeth Molin*, Takashi Murakami, Gerald Nestler*, Emeka Ogboh, Will Penny, Duke Riley, James Siena, Lorna Simpson, Tattfoo Tan, Emma Tapley, Hakan Topal, Paul Wackers, Kara Walker, Entang Wiharso*, Martha Wilson, and Terry Winters.

*ISCP Alumni

The 2018 ISCP Benefit Committee

Yng-Ru Chen (Chair), Annie Belz, Elissa Black, Nancy Bulalacao, Patricia Brundage, Cristina Gómez, Karen E. Jones, Karen Karp, Judge Khanna, Joseph Kosuth, Cary Leibowitz, Darragh McConnell, Harineta Rigatos, Austin Tyler Rogers, Lena Saltos, Rirkrit Tiravanija, and Arthur Zegelbone.

Generous donations to the auction have been made by the artists as well as Annie Belz; Patricia Brundage; Catharine Clark Gallery, San Francisco; Yng-Ru Chen; Billy Copley; Darren Knight Gallery, Sydney; Ellen de Bruijne PROJECTS, Amsterdam; Dennis Elliott; Jane Lombard Gallery, New York; Karen Karp; Laney Contemporary Fine Art, Savannah, Georgia; John Moore; Morgan Lehman Gallery, New York; Ugochukwu-Smooth C. Nzewi; P.P.O.W. Gallery, New York; Pace Gallery, New York; Pace Prints, New York; RYAN LEE Gallery, New York; Sean Kelly Gallery, New York; Stephanie Syjuco; LuRaye Tate; The Hole, New York; Marjorie Welish; and William N. Copley Estate, New York.

ISCP is extremely grateful to Christy Williams Coombs of Sotheby’s, Ilegal Mezcal, James Cohan Gallery and sweetgreen for their support of the auction.