Opening Reception: Friday, November 9, 6–9pm
With guest speaker artist Jonas Mekas at 7pm
Open Hours: Saturday, November 10, 1–7pm
The International Studio & Curatorial Program (ISCP) Fall Open Studios is a two-day exhibition of international contemporary art presented by the 35 artists and curators from 23 countries currently in residence. Jonas Mekas, whose groundbreaking work has had a significant impact on the fields of film, poetry and art, will make remarks at 7pm on November 9.
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.
ISCP has invited 5533, an Istanbul-based independent space founded in 2007, to be the 2018 institution-in-residence. Works that highlight the current artistic and social atmosphere in Turkey will be on view during Open Studios in the exhibition Under the Radar: 5533 at ISCP. Selections from 5533’s archives will also be included in the exhibition, as well as a project by Gözde İlkin.
In addition, Chia-Wei Hsu: Black and White – Malayan Tapir will be on view in the Project Space throughout Open Studios. In this exhibition, co-organized with the Taipei Cultural Center in New York, Hsu cuts across time and geography to narrate the history of the Malayan tapir and its relationship to colonial power and zoos in Southeast Asia.
Open Studios participating artists and curators: Paul Barsch (Germany), Elaine Byrne (United States/Ireland), Danilo Correale (United States/Italy), Simone Couto (United States/Brazil), Marta Fišerová Cwiklinski (Czech Republic), Furen Dai (United States/China), Emily Floyd (Australia), Helene Førde (Norway), İnci Furni (Turkey), ektor garcia (United States/ Mexico), Jude Griebel (United States/Canada), Johannes Heldén (Sweden), Samuel Henne (Germany), Benjamin Hirte (Austria/Germany), Honza Hoeck (Denmark), Benedikte Holen (Norway), Esther Hovers (The Netherlands), Maria Hupfield (Canada), Stine Marie Jacobsen (Denmark), Remy Jungerman (The Netherlands/Suriname), Paul Kuimet (Estonia), Andy Leleisi’uao (New Zealand), Joshua Liebowitz (United States), Pauline Boudry / Renate Lorenz (Germany), Niko Luoma (Finland), Yann Pocreau (Canada), Linda Reif (Austria), Marius Ritiu (Belgium/Romania), Loup Sarion (France), Martha Skou (United States/Denmark), Jonas St. Michael (Canada), Elina Suoyrjö (Finland), Daniel Wagener (Luxembourg/Belgium), and Eero Yli-Vakkuri (Finland).
ISCP thanks the following residency sponsors: Alfred Kordelin Foundation; Arts and Theatre Institute, Czech Republic; Australia Council for the Arts; BKA – Bundeskanzleramt Österreich Kunst und Kultur / Arts and Culture Division of the Federal Chancellery of Austria; Canada Council for the Arts; Conseil des arts et des lettres du Québec; Creative Victoria; Danish Arts Foundation; Edward Steichen Award Luxembourg; Estonian Contemporary Art Development Center; Finnish Cultural Institute in New York; IASPIS – The Swedish Arts Grants Committee’s International Programme for Visual Artists; KdFS Kulturstiftung des Freistaates Sachsen; Kunsten en Erfgoed; La Fondation pour l’Art Contemporain Claudine et Jean-Marc Salomon; 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; Niedersächsisches Ministerium für Wissenschaft und Kultur and Niedersächsische Sparkassenstiftung; OCA – Office for Contemporary Art Norway; Yoko Ono; Danna and Ed Ruscha; SAHA Association; Senate Department for Culture and Europe, Berlin; The Dr. K. David G. Edwards & Margery Edwards Charitable Giving Fund; Toby Devan Lewis Donor Advised Fund of the Jewish Federation of Cleveland; Wallace Arts Trust; and Alice and Lawrence Weiner.
This program is supported, in part, by Arrogant Swine; Austrian Cultural Forum New York; Consulate General of Brazil in New York; Consulate General of Denmark in New York; Consulate General of Finland in New York; Consulate General of Luxembourg in New York; Consulate General of Sweden in New York; Consulate General of the Federal Republic of Germany in New York; Greenwich Collection, Ltd.; Google; Hartfield Foundation; Jacques and Natasha Gelman Foundation; Lagunitas Brewing Company; Materials for the Arts; The Milton and Sally Avery Arts Foundation; Ministry of Culture, Taiwan; 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; Royal Norwegian Consulate General in New York; Taipei Cultural Center in New York; and The Andy Warhol Foundation for the Visual Arts.
ISCP thanks the members of Director’s Circle for their generous support: Anne Altchek, Karyn Issa Ginsberg Greenwald, Lori Reinsberg, Tracey Riese, and Laurie Sprayregen.