March 12, 2013

Salon: Tonje Bøe Birkeland and Mircea Nicolae

Tonje Bøe Birkeland will discuss her ongoing project Tuva Tengel (1901-1985): Letters from Mongolia and the parallels that exist between her own experiences of the landscape and the character’s adventures.

The meeting between a constructed character, a visual artist and a landscape is put on stage, and the constructed and the physical meet on the border between fiction and reality.

Mircea Nicolae will present the production process of his Romanian Kiosk Company project from 2010, which provides the viewer with an in-depth explanation of the social, cultural and historical context of the city of Bucharest, Romania in the last 50 years. He will illustrate the conceptual, material and technical transformations that the project went through before it was completed. The project transitioned from an urban photography research project to a series of scale models and finally to a sculptural installation accompanied by a film. 

Participating Residents

March 5, 2013

Brooklyn Commons: Christian Philipp Müller and Kevin Beasley

Seating is limited so please arrive early.

Brooklyn Commons, a discussion series this winter and spring at ISCP, presents intellectual and artistic pairings between the established Brooklyn based artist community and ISCP residents. This series puts artists in conversation who have not shared a dialogue in the past and focuses on the vibrant and diverse cultural practitioners living and working in Brooklyn, both long- and short-term.

Christian Philipp Müller and Kevin Beasley will discuss site-specificity and institutional critique that is rooted in expanded sculpture and the everyday. Both artists interrogate the relationship between material and meaning through the use of socially and historically significant objects.

Christian Philipp Müller has been Dean at the School of Art and Design, Kassel since 2011. His solo exhibitions include Kunstmuseum Basel, Museum für Gegenwartskunst (2007) and the Kunstverein München, Munich (1992). Müller has participated in Documenta 13 (2012), Manifesta 7 (2008), and documenta 10 (1997) and was Austrian representative at the Biennale di Venezia (1993).

Kevin Beasley received his BFA from the College for Creative Studies, Detroit and his MFA in Sculpture from Yale University in 2012. He has exhibited nationally with The Butcher’s Daughter, Detroit and in group shows in Los Angeles, throughout Michigan, and New York. Beasley’s performances were featured during Some Sweet Day at the Museum of Modern Art, New York and Danspace Projects, New York. Currently, Beasley’s work is featured in Fore at the Studio Museum in Harlem.

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

Upcoming Brooklyn Commons Events

On April 16th, Jonas Mekas and Paulien Oltheten will reflect on the spontaneous chronicling of life and human behavior; and on May 14th, Janine Antoni and Anastasia Ax will consider sculptural production in relation to process and the body.

Participating Residents

February 19, 2013

Brooklyn Commons: Sharon Hayes and Laura Horelli

Seating is limited so please arrive early. 

Brooklyn Commons, a discussion series this winter and spring at ISCP, presents intellectual and artistic pairings between the established Brooklyn-based artist community and ISCP residents. This series puts artists in conversation who have not shared a dialogue in the past and focuses on the vibrant and diverse cultural practitioners living and working in Brooklyn, both long- and short-term.

On February 19th, Sharon Hayes and Laura Horelli will discuss the role of documentary practices in relation to language, politics and the intersection of public and private domains. In different ways, both artists collapse time periods by locating the individual voice in historical and political images. Hayes’ work moves between multiple mediums–video, performance, installation–in an ongoing investigation into the interrelation between history, politics and speech. She employs conceptual and methodological approaches borrowed from practices such as performance, theater, dance, anthropology and journalism. Horelli’s video installations deal with society, media and politics in the age of globalization. The narrative is often personal, but includes an analytical and expansive dimension. She has remarked, “my work is a continuation of ‘the personal is political’ in that personal stories are used to address structures in society.”

Sharon Hayes lives and works in New York. Her work has been shown at the New Museum for Contemporary Art, the Guggenheim Museum, P.S. 1 Contemporary Art Center, The Whitney Museum of American Art, Art in General, Artists Space, Dance Theater Workshop, Performance Space 122, the Public Theater, and the WOW Cafe in New York and at Los Angeles Contemporary Exhibitions, Track 16, Gallery 2102 and The Project in Los Angeles. Internationally at the Tate Modern, London; Museo Reina Sofia, Madrid; Museum Moderner Kunst and the Generali Foundation, Vienna, the Deutsche Guggenheim, Berlin and in galleries, exhibition or performance spaces in California, Florida, Rhode Island, Texas, and Vermont, Bogotá, Berlin, Copenhagen, Malmö, Vienna, Vancouver and Zagreb as well as in 45 lesbian living rooms across the United States. Hayes is Assistant Professor at the School of Art at The Cooper Union.

Laura Horelli lives and works in Berlin and is currently in residence at ISCP. She graduated from Städelschule, Frankfurt and the Academy of Fine Arts, Helsinki. Horelli’s work has been exhibited internationally at the 49th and 53rd Venice Biennales; Manifesta 5, San Sebastian; Gwanju Biennale; Kiasma, Helsinki; n.b.k., Berlin; Ludlow38, New York; Kunsthaus Bregenz; Palais de Tokyo, Paris; Gasworks, London; Galerie im Taxispalais, Innsbruck and Goethe-Institut Nairobi. Horelli was a Visiting Professor at the University of Fine Arts, Berlin in 2007. In 2011, she received The Hanna Höch Prize for Young Artists from the City of Berlin. She was recently awarded a 5-year working grant from the Arts Council of Finland. Horelli is represented by Galerie Barbara Weiss, Berlin.

Brooklyn Commons is organized by Kari Conte, ISCP Director of Programs and Exhibitions, with former ISCP Fellows Rachel Cook and Chelsea Haines.

Upcoming Brooklyn Commons Events
On March 5th, Christian Philipp Müller and Kevin Beasley will discuss site-specificity and institutional critique that is rooted in sculpture and the everyday; on April16th, Jonas Mekas and Paulien Oltheten will reflect on the spontaneous chronicling of life and human behavior; and on May 14th, Janine Antoni and Anastasia Ax will consider sculptural production in relation to process and the body.