June 25, 2013

Salon: Laura Horelli

Laura Horelli will present A Letter to Mother, a video piece produced during her 6-month residency at ISCP and currently exhibited at The 7th Momentum Biennial in Moss, Norway. A Letter to Mother was filmed in Flushing, Queens, where Horelli’s mother spent her first years in the 1950s. The narrative touches upon some political movements of the last century by recalling the life of one Finnish family.

Participating Residents

Offsite Project
June 19, 2013–May 15, 2014

Gabriela Galván: Aquatic Random

The International Studio & Curatorial Program (ISCP) and the New York City Department of Transportation’s (DOT) Art Program are pleased to announce Aquatic Random, a temporary art installation on Richmond Terrace at the Staten Island Ferry Terminal by artist Gabriela Galván.

Since the Staten Island Ferry Terminal is a place of transition both physically and mentally for workers, tourists and commuters, Galván used boat parts and navigation accessories as sculptural elements to generate contemplation about the ways people interact with water. The artist further examined and reflected upon issues of global warming, varying cultural uses of water, and individual spectator’s personal involvement with water. Referencing the migration of people and birds through these ever­ changing waterways, Aquatic Random is evocative of the interactions between man­ made landscape and nature.

Gabriela Galván’s work is cross­disciplinary and includes installation, video, drawing, sculpture, design and performance. She works in public spaces, interacting with diverse communities. Her work has been shown internationally with exhibitions at On Gallery/ Mediations Poznan Art Biennale, Poznan; Zacheta National Gallery of Art, Warsaw; Awangarda Contemporary Art Gallery, Wroclaw; Museo Nacional de Arte Reina Sofía, Madrid; Kuenstlerhaus Bethanien; Berlin; Isola Art Center, Milan; Apeejay Media Gallery, Delhi; Umeda Sky Building, Osaka; and White Columns, New York. Galván has also exhibited at the Museo Tamayo, Museo de Arte Moderno and Sala de Arte Púlblico Siqueiros in her native Mexico City.

The New York City Department of Transportation launched the Art Program in October 2008 to invigorate the City’s streetscapes with engaging temporary art installations. The Program partners with community organizations and artists to present murals, sculptures, projections, and performances on public property such as plazas, fences, barriers, footbridges, and sidewalks.

Special thanks to Boston Family Boating, Mexican Cultural Institute of New York, Neo Cabinetry LLC, Polyform U.S. and Aimée and Roberto De Servitje for their support.

Staten Island Ferry Terminal
Richmond Plaza, Staten Island

May 21, 2013

Salon: Nicolas Provost

Nicolas Provost will present some of his recent video works that deal with the relation between visual art and the cinematic experience. He will discuss his ideas and creative process of his Plot Point Trilogy which he filmed in New York, Las Vegas and Tokyo and his experience with the film industry through the making of his first feature film The Invader.

Nicolas Provost (born in Ronse, Belgium) lives and works in Brussels following 10 years in Norway. His films have been exhibited worldwide and have earned awards and screenings at prestigious festivals including the Sundance Film Festival, Venice Film Festival, Berlinale, San Sebastian Film Festival and Locarno Film Festival. Solo exhibitions include The Seattle Art Museum; Musée d’art moderne et contemporain, Strasbourg, France; Tim Van Laere Gallery, Antwerp, Belgium; and Haunch of Venison, London. His award-winning first feature film The Invader had its world premiere at the Venice Film Festival 2011.