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 Plane∼Material 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.