Friday, November 9th
7pm Clark House Iniative, Bombay presents
YAY-ZEQ: Two Burmese Artists Meet Again
Imagine Death: A performance by Anastasia Ax
Saturday, November 10th
5pm Drawings on the Forest Floor: Htein Lin and Sitt Nyein Aye in conversation
Sunday, November 11th
3pm Living Monument: A performance by Htein Lin and Chaw Ei Thein
The International Studio & Curatorial Program (ISCP) Fall Open Studios is a three-day exhibition of international contemporary art. The 36 artists, art collectives and curators from 24 countries currently in residence present work in their studios. The studio is a generative space – part production site, office, laboratory and situation – and it can be argued that it is more significant today for artistic process than ever before. Open Studios invites the public to 36 “studio visits” to experience art in its place of origin and to share conversations with artists and curators from all over the world.
Alongside Open Studios, ISCP’s 2012 institution-in-residence Clark House Initiative, Bombay brings a program to New York that illuminates the philosophical and cultural strategies that have served to withstand or conjure tectonic social and political shifts of upheaval or change. The exhibition Yay-Zeq: Two Burmese Artists Meet Again tells the story of how artist Sitt Nyein Aye taught Htein Lin to draw on the forest floor in an enclosed refugee camp in Manipur in 1988 after fleeing Burma during the 8888 Uprising. Also, on November 10, the first public meeting since 1988 between the two artists will take place at ISCP.
Participating ISCP artists and curators
A Kassen (Denmark), Ambie Abaño (Philippines), Michael Arcega (United States), Benjamin Armstrong (Australia), Lauri Astala (Finland), Anastasia Ax (Sweden), Tonje Bøe Birkeland (Sweden), Nanna Debois Buhl (Denmark), Wan-Jen Chen (Taiwan), Quynh Dong (Switzerland), Erlend Hammer (Norway), Camille Henrot (France), Ann Cathrin November Høibo (Norway), Astra Howard (Australia), Moussa Kone (Austria), Constanza Levine (Chile), Maria Loboda (Luxembourg), Mads Lynnerup (United States), Kaeko Mizukoshi (Japan), Nuria Montiel (Mexico), Francisco Montoya Cázarez (Germany), Kellie O’Dempsey (Australia), Claudia Passeri (Luxembourg), Marie Perrault (Canada), Mario Pfeifer (Germany), Nicolas Provost (Belgium), Andres Ramirez Gaviria (Dominican Republic), Maaike Schoorel (The Netherlands), Mono Schwarz-Kogelnik (United States), Karen Spencer (Canada), Dita Stepanova (Czech Republic), Slobodan Stosic (Serbia), Jennifer Tee (The Netherlands), Wojtek Ulrich (Poland), Chang-Jung Wu (Taiwan), Velimir Zernovski (Macedonia)
ISCP thanks the following contributors for their generous support
The Andy Warhol Foundation for the Visual Arts, NY; Brooklyn Arts Council, NY; Brooklyn Brewery, NY; Consulate General of the Netherlands, NY; Consulate General of Sweden, NY; Czech Center, NY; Embassy of Australia, Washington, DC; Flanders House, NY; The Greenwich Collection, NY; Milton & Sally Avery Arts Foundation, Inc., NY; National Endowment for the Arts, Washington, DC; New York City Department of Cultural Affairs, NY; Polish Cultural Institute, NY; Royal Norwegian Consulate General, NY; Taipei Cultural Center, NY; Tom Cat Bakery, NJ