ISCP TalkMay 19, 2023, 1–7pm
North Brooklyn Cultural Syndicate Open House Day
The North Brooklyn Cultural Syndicate launches its first Open House Day on Friday, May 19, 2023. The public is invited to walk from one location in North Brooklyn to the next to view exhibitions, participate in tours, and meet artists and organizers of this new joint initiative.
The North Brooklyn Cultural Syndicate members are: Amant, Brooklyn Public Library Bushwick Branch, Eyebeam, International Studio & Curatorial Program (ISCP), Light Industry, St. Nick’s Alliance, UnionDocs Center for Documentary Art, and Wendy’s Subway. These organizations came together in 2023 to further neighborhood relations, share information, and bring attention to the rich cultural offerings of the area.
Member organizations hosting free in-person events for this occasion are: Amant, Brooklyn Public Library Bushwick Branch, International Studio & Curatorial Program (ISCP), UnionDocs Center for Documentary Art, and Wendy’s Subway.
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Public Programs at ISCP:
- 3–6pm: Guatemalan artist Hellen Ascoli will lead a family-friendly weaving workshop in ISCP’s second floor lounge. Ascoli will teach various Guatemalan weaving and braiding techniques, central to the artist’s multi-media and body-centered approach to artmaking. This is a bilingual program, and will take place in both English and Spanish.
- 1–7pm: Two solo exhibitions by ISCP artist alumni will be on view, Clae Lu: Playroom in the project space and Vibe Overgaard: Spindle City in the second floor gallery
Free non-alcoholic refreshments will be available in ISCP’s second floor lounge throughout the event.
Public Programs at Amant:
- 1–7pm: Two solo exhibitions Sung Tieu: Infra-Specter and Helen Cammock: Bass Notes and SiteLines
- 1pm: Free exhibition tour in English
- 3pm: Free exhibition tour in English
- 6:30pm: Curator’s tour at Amant, followed by informal reception. All organizers and friends are welcome.
Wendy’s Subway Public Programs:
- 1–7pm: Special book collection will be on display
Union Docs Public Programs:
- 1–7pm: Special film screening programs on the hour
Graphic designed by Eda Li
This program is supported, in part, Hartfield Foundation; Milton and Sally Avery Arts Foundation; New York City Department of Cultural Affairs, in partnership with the City Council; New York City Council District 33; New York City Council District 34; New York State Council on the Arts with the support of Governor Kathy Hochul and the New York State Legislature; James Rosenquist Foundation; and William Talbott Hillman Foundation.
Accessibility information: Please note that the entrance to ISCP has seven steps and a ramp, which is ADA compliant. There are seven artist studios and one exhibition space which can be accessed on the first floor of ISCP. There is an accessible bathroom on the first floor at the end of the hallway, up one step, where the artist studios are located. To access the second floor there is a
A staircase with a grab bar installed on the right side with 22 steps. The second floor has 22 artist and curator studios, one exhibition space, and a lounge where remarks by our guest speaker will take place. To access the third floor there is a staircase with a grab bar installed on the right side with 24 steps. The third floor has five artist and curator studios. ISCP can access a freight elevator to bring visitors between the first and second floors on request.
ISCP can offer two reserved parking spaces on request for people with disabilities. Please email firstname.lastname@example.org to request a parking space and/or freight elevator usage.