Offsite ProjectApril 22–May 10, 2014
Alice Schivardi: Wormholes
El Museo de Los Sures and the International Studio & Curatorial Program (ISCP) are pleased to announce Wormholes, Alice Schivardi’s first solo exhibition in New York. Schivardi builds upon her artistic language in the exhibition; she collects stories, establishes relationships, and explores the forces that drive society. With an investigative approach that looks at social phenomena in relation to everyday experiences, Schivardi analyzes where moments of difference align.
In this exhibition, Schivardi filters her practice through her recent time spent living and working in New York City. A sound sculpture whispering memories, a video of strangers continuously repeating her name as a kind of mantra, and the stories weaved in the hanging threads of her “embroidery drawings” comprise the works in the exhibition. Using an approach that moves from the individual to the universal, the artist collaborates with individuals and groups by asking neighbors to tell a love story, giving relevance to each person’s singular narrative and bringing to light that which would otherwise remain hidden.
Alice Schivardi lives and works in Italy. She is a graduate of Brera Fine Arts Academy. Schivardi is the recipient of numerous awards including Premio Maretti, Palazzo delle Arti Napoli; 1° Premio Videominuto and residencies at SPACE Residency Lab, Bratislava and the Fondazione Spinola Banna. Her recent exhibitions include The Gallery Apart, Rome; Museo del Vittoriano, Rome; Roma Radio Art Fair, Venice; and the 53rd Venice Biennale.
El Museo de Los Sures was born by a partnership between Los Sures with Cornell University and Churches United for Fair Housing to preserve the history of the neighborhood’s residents. The International Studio & Curatorial Program (ISCP) is a nonprofit, residency-based contemporary art institution for emerging to mid-career artists and curators from around the world. This residency is the first collaboration between the two organizations.
The exhibition is realized in collaboration with composer KwangHoon Han and is curated by Ludovica Capobianco and Emanuela Termine with assistance from Giada M. Aracri, Fabrizio Cicero, Denise Correa, Michele Galletti, Richard Leech and Francesca Mor.
Funding has been provided by City Council Office District 34, Department of Cultural Affairs and the National Endowment for the Arts.