May 22–July 31, 2018

Sonia Louise Davis: Sound Gestures

Opening Reception: Tuesday, May 22, 6–8pm

Sound Gestures is a solo exhibition by Sonia Louise Davis, a recipient of The New York Community Trust’s Edward and Sally Van Lier Fund residency at ISCP. Davis will present a new site-specific installation in ISCP’s Project Space drawing on her multi-year engagement with the concept of improvisation. With roots as a jazz vocalist and a background in collaborative community-based projects, Davis’ recent work considers music, movement, struggle, assembly and transcendence.

Sonia Louise Davis (born 1988, New York City) works across installation, performance and writing. She has performed at the Whitney Museum of American Art and published in Women & Performance: a journal of feminist theory. Residencies and fellowships include the Laundromat Project, Casita Maria Center for Arts & Education, Bronx Museum of the Arts, Lower Manhattan Cultural Council, Snug Harbor Cultural Center & Botanical Garden, Center for Photography at Woodstock, Atlantic Center for the Arts, and ACRE. Recent exhibitions include Visitor Welcome Center, Los Angeles; and Sadie Halie Projects, Minneapolis. An honors graduate of Wesleyan University (BA, African American Studies, 2010) and an alumna of the Whitney Independent Study Program (2015–16), Davis lives and works in Harlem.

This exhibition is coordinated by Juliana Cope, Director of Development and Programs Manager.

This program is supported, in part, by The New York Community Trust Edward and Sally Van Lier Fund, the New York City Department of Cultural Affairs in partnership with the City Council, and the New York State Council on the Arts with the support of Governor Andrew M. Cuomo and the New York State Legislature.

Participating Residents

May 8, 2018, 6:30–8pm

Brooklyn Commons: Haim Steinbach and Remy Jungerman

On May 8, Haim Steinbach and Remy Jungerman will consider the recontextualization of existing objects, and the cultural meanings of display.

Brooklyn Commons, an ongoing discussion series at ISCP, presents intellectual and artistic pairings between the established Brooklyn-based artist community and ISCP artists in residence. This series, initiated in 2012, puts artists in conversation who have not shared a dialogue in the past and focuses on cultural practitioners living and working in Brooklyn, both long- and short-term.

Throughout his career, Haim Steinbach (born 1944, Rehovot, Israel) has exhibited his work consistently at major museums worldwide. In 2013, the Hessel Museum of Art at Bard College in New York presented an important solo exhibition of the artist’s work since the early 1970s, entitled once again the world is flat, which traveled to Kunsthalle Zurich and Serpentine Gallery, London. Other notable solo presentations include The Menil Collection, Houston, 2014; Statens Museum fur Kunst, Copenhagen, 2013–14; and the Berkeley Art Museum and Pacific Film Archive, 2005. In 1999, his work was presented at the 47th Venice Biennale curated by Germano Celant. The artist’s work is in the permanent collections of the Museum of Modern Art, New York; Metropolitan Museum of Art, New York; Tate Modern, London; Guggenheim Museum, New York; Stedelijk Museum, Amsterdam; Israel Museum, Jerusalem; Museum Moderner Kunst, Vienna; and the Museum of Contemporary Art, Chicago.

Remy Jungerman (born 1959, Suriname) has lived in Amsterdam since 1990. His recent work is entangled with his Surinamese roots and relates to global citizenship. He has exhibited works at Prospect.3, New Orleans; Brooklyn Museum; Rennie Collection at Wing Sang, Vancouver; Stedelijk Museum, Amsterdam; Gemeente Museum, Den Haag; Centraal Museum, Utrecht; Havana Biennale; Museum Bamako, Mali; Badischer Kunstverein, Karlsruhe; the Museo de Arte Latinoamericano de Buenos Aires (MALBA); and Cemeti Art House, Yogyakarta.

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

This year’s series also includes talks between Ulrike Müller and Taloi Havini, and Suzanne McClelland and Sonia Louise Davis.

Major support for Brooklyn Commons is provided by VIA Art Fund.

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.

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Participating Residents

Open Studios
Through April 28

Spring Open Studios

Opening Reception: Friday, April 27, 6–9pm
With guest speaker artist Tania Bruguera at 7pm
Open Hours: Saturday, April 28, 1–7pm

The International Studio & Curatorial Program (ISCP) Spring Open Studios is a two-day exhibition of international contemporary art presented by the 36 artists and curators from 22 countries currently in residence. Tania Bruguera, whose politically and socially driven body of work has changed the landscape of performance art, will make remarks at 7pm on April 27.

Twice a year only, ISCP offers the public access to private artists’ and curators’ studios to view artwork and share one-on-one conversations. Today, spaces for open cultural discourse are more important than ever—we invite 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 has supported the creative advancement of residents for over twenty years, with a robust program of individual workspaces and professional benefits.

Jennifer Tee: Ether Plane∼Material Plane, curated by Kari Conte, will be on view during Open Studios. A 2012 ISCP alumna, this exhibition is Tee’s first solo exhibition on this continent. Ether PlaneMaterial Plane responds to current political upheaval and ensuing resistance, incorporating sculpture, performance, installation and choreography into an immersive and interdependent environment. Live readings will take place in the exhibition space throughout Open Studios.

In addition, Leaps and Bounds, an exhibition in ISCP’s Project Space, organized in collaboration with the Center for Curatorial Studies, Bard College will be presented during Open Studios. Leaps and Bounds emerges from an interest in how the structure of the ISCP residency program might be exhibited, and seeks to materialize the changing state of artworks and research in progress. Artists in the exhibition include ISCP alumni and current residents Catalina Bauer, Elaine Byrne, Sonia Louise Davis, Luisa Kasalicky, Maria Lalou, Antonia Low, Elisabeth Molin, and Anne de Vries. Exhibition design by Antonia Low.

ISCP’s Offsite Project Pablo Helguera: La Austral, S.A. de C.V. will be taking place at El Museo de Los Sures, located at 120 South 1 Street, Brooklyn, on Saturday, April 28, 12–5pm. La Austral, S.A. de C.V. is a socially engaged project that transforms El Museo de Los Sures into a “storytelling dispensary,” a place where visitors can hear a range of live stories performed by a facilitator. This Offsite Project is curated by Juliana Cope.

Open Studios participating artists and curators: Knut Åsdam (Norway), Catalina Bauer (Chile), Lauren Berkowitz (Australia), Bettina Brunner (Austria), Anders Bülow (Denmark), Elaine Byrne (United States/Ireland), Tammi Campbell (Canada), Ludovica Carbotta (Italy), Sofie Krogh Christensen (Denmark), Danilo Correale (United States/Italy), Simone Couto (United States/Brazil), Alexis Dahan (United States/France), Furen Dai (United States/China), Sonia Louise Davis (United States), Lise Duclaux (France/Belgium), Andreas Duscha (Austria), Sara Enrico (Italy), Carolina Falkholt (Sweden), Doreen Garner (United States), Jude Griebel (United States/Canada), Ufuk Gueray (Canada), Mohanakrishnan Haridasan (India), Taloi Havini (Australia), Samuel Henne (Germany), Yen-Ting Hsu (Taiwan), Remy Jungerman (The Netherlands/Suriname), Luisa Kasalicky (Austria), Olli Keränen (Finland), Maria Lalou (Greece/The Netherlands), Joshua Liebowitz (United States), Falk Messerschmidt (Germany), Sondra Meszaros (Canada), Martha Skou (United States/Denmark), Iiu Susiraja (Finland), Raul Valverde (United States/Spain), and Pei-Hsuan Wang (Taiwan).

Limited editions made exclusively for ISCP, Self-esteem 5 cents, 2016, by Cary Leibowitz, and ‘Comparing—compiling—classifying—contradicting,’ 2017, by Joseph Kosuth, are available for purchase. Custom ISCP tote bags and a range of ISCP catalogs are also on sale.

ISCP thanks the following residency sponsors: Alberta Foundation for the Arts; Alfred Kordelin Foundation; American Australian Association; Amsterdams Fonds voor de Kunst; Australia Council for the Arts; Beca Arte, CCU – Corporación Cultural La Araucana; Create NSW; BKA – Bundeskanzleramt Österreich Kunst und Kultur / Arts and Culture Division of the Federal Chancellery of Austria; Canada Council for the Arts; Dame Joan Sutherland Fund; Danish Arts Foundation; The Dr. K. David G. Edwards & Margery Edwards Charitable Giving Fund; Farnesina Ministero degli Affari Esteri e della Cooperazione Internazionale – Ministry of Foreign Affairs and International Cooperation; The Fulbright Foundation in Greece; IASPIS – The Swedish Arts Grants Committee’s International Programme for Visual Artists; Inlaks Shivdasani Foundation; Italian Cultural Institute of New York; The Italian Academy at Columbia University; The J.F. Costopoulos Foundation; The Jacques and Natasha Gelman Foundation; KdFS Kulturstiftung des Freistaates Sachsen; La Fondation pour l’Art Contemporain Claudine et Jean-Marc Salomon; Manitoba Arts Council; Ministry of Culture, Taiwan; Mondriaan Fund; NAVA – The National Association for the Visual Arts; New York City Council District 34; New York City Department of Cultural Affairs, in partnership with the City Council; The New York Community Trust’s 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; Niedersächsisches Ministerium für Wissenschaft und Kultur and Niedersächsische Sparkassenstiftung; OCA – Office for Contemporary Art Norway; Yoko Ono; Danna and Ed Ruscha; Saastamoinen Foundation; Toby Devan Lewis Donor Advised Fund of the Jewish Federation of Cleveland; University of the Arts Helsinki; and Alice and Lawrence Weiner.

This program is supported, in part, by Arrogant Swine; Austrian Cultural Forum New York; Center for Curatorial Studies, Bard College; Consulate General of Brazil in New York; Consulate General of Denmark in New York; Consulate General of Finland in New York; Consulate General of Sweden in New York; Consulate General of the Federal Republic of Germany in New York; Dutch Culture USA program of the Consulate General of the Netherlands in New York; El Museo de Los Sures; Greenwich Collection, Ltd.; Google; Lagunitas Brewing Company; Materials for the Arts; The Milton and Sally Avery Arts Foundation; Mondriaan Fund; New York City Council District 34; 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 Royal Norwegian Consulate General in New York.

ISCP thanks the members of Director’s Circle for their generous support: Anne Altchek, Janet Brief Ezersky, Karyn Issa Greenwald Ginsberg, Lori Reinsberg, Tracey Riese, Laurie Sprayregen, and Teri Volpert.

Opening Reception: Apr 27, 2018, 6–9pm
Open Hours: 1–7pm
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