Offsite Project
May 21, 2013–April 6, 2014

Petros Chrisostomou: Sky Feather

The International Studio & Curatorial Program (ISCP) and the New York City Department of Transportation’s (DOT) Art Program are pleased to announce Sky Feather, a temporary art installation on the median between 124th and 125th Streets and Lennox Avenue, Manhattan by artist Petros Chrisostomou.

Sky Feather stands inside the median, pointing vertically toward the sky. This sculpture is symbolic of the remains of a journey; a remnant left behind. Its monumental size contrasts the fragile and weightless nature of feathers. As with Chrisostomou’s past work, here he considers object/context relationships. He often aims to extract objects from their usual settings positioning them in alternate environments, playing with scale in order to subvert or reaffirm their social positioning.

Petros Chrisostomou (born 1981, London, UK) lives and works in New York. He was a resident at the International Studio & Curatorial Program (ISCP) and the winner of The Red Mansion Art Prize, Beijing. His work has been shown internationally with exhibitions at Museo De Arte De Sinaloa, Culiacán; Musée de Design et D’art Appliques, Lausanne; Xippas Gallery, Geneva; International Biennial of Photography, Montevideo; Spring Projects, London; The Photographers Gallery, London; EMST National Museum of Contemporary Art, Athens; and 3rd Beijing International Art Biennial, British Pavilion, Beijing.

This project is being produced through the pARTners track of the DOT Urban Art Program and is the third collaboration between the agency and the International Studio & Curatorial Program.

NYC DOT Urban Art Program:
Launched in October 2008, DOT’s Urban Art Program invigorates the city’s streetscapes with engaging temporary art installations. It partners with community-based organizations and artists to present murals, sculptures, projections, and performances on plazas, fences, barriers, bridges, and sidewalks for up to 11 months. Projects are presented within three program tracks: pARTners, Barrier Beautification, and Arterventions.

Median between 124th and 125th Streets and Lennox Avenue, Manhattan

May 14, 2013

Brooklyn Commons: Janine Antoni and Anastasia Ax

Seating is limited so please arrive early.

Brooklyn Commons, a discussion series this 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 May 14th, Janine Antoni and Anastasia Ax will consider sculptural production in relation to process and the body.

Janine Antoni’s artwork captures the human condition in a complex and subtle way. Her work takes on a physicality that speaks directly to the viewer’s body, unleashing a deeply felt emotional response. She employs a variety of mediums to captivate her viewers including sculpture, photography, installation, and video. Born on January 19,1964 in Freeport, Bahamas, Antoni received her BA in 1986 from Sarah Lawrence College and her MFA from Rhode Island School of Design in 1989. Her work has been shown in exhibitions nationally and internationally. Antoni lives in New York and is represented by Luhring Augustine Gallery.

Anastasia Ax was born in 1979 and lives and works in Stockholm. She works in a variety of media such as drawing, installation, sound, performance and sculpture. Her performance acts and site-specific installations are characterized by architectural collapse and transformations over time, and pose questions about artistic authorship and institutional control. Recent exhibitions include Imagine Death, CSV Center, New York; Swedish Energies, ISSUE Project Room, New York; Explosion!, The Joan Miró Foundation, Barcelona; and Explosion!, Moderna Museet, Stockholm. Ax was shortlisted for the Carnegie Art Award 2010.

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

April 28, 2013

Art, Wastelands and Ecology: What lies ahead?

On Sunday, April 28th, at 4pm, ISCP presents the panel discussion Art, Wastelands and Ecology: What lies ahead? in conjunction with ISCP’s Participatory Projects program that commissions and produces the work of ISCP current residents and alumni in the public realm. This panel will reflect on critical issues in urban development with regard to contemporary cultural production.

ISCP’s neighborhood of East Williamsburg/Bushwick, Brooklyn is situated at the juncture of residential, industrial and seemingly desolate lands; the socio-political and environmental impacts of its rapid transformation will be discussed alongside panelists’ current projects and research. Panelists: Olivia Georgia, Executive Director, Mary Miss/City as Living Laboratory (CaLL); Jesse Goldstein, Adjunct Professor, Design and Urban Ecologies, The New School; and Jan Mun, Artist in Residence, Newtown Creek Alliance.

Participating Residents