December 3, 2013

Salon: Paulien Oltheten and Savas Boyraz

For this event, Paulien Oltheten will perform one of her “Sort of Lectures” in which she interweaves different works in a narrative structure, layering them in form and time: with a camera in her hand, she browses through piled up photographs, zooms in on details, films paper sheets with text comments, and shows moving image; all directly projected onto the screen. The result appears as a kind of performed archive, an anthropological study, and documentary.

Savas Boyraz will show photographs and video excerpts from his on-going work and will speak about his chosen narrative forms and motives behind this new work. Boyraz focuses on portrait photography, documentary and fiction narratives. His work straddles the gap between nation state and cultural linguistic entities; he tries to shed light on the overlooked and omitted corners of societies and their history.

Participating Residents

November 14, 2013

Going Down Book Launch and Performance

Going Down is a book launch and performance: as give and take, as discourse, as event, as a record of its time. The publication evokes the work of a generation of Sydney-based artists, writers and curators who engage with performance across a range of platforms including feminism, queer identity and history. This project bridges distance by bringing the different time zones of Australia and New York into proximity. It considers this distance by offering an alternative mapping of presence, through the performances and exchange that will take place during the event.

The event will be opened by Sarah Rodigari in a ceremonious reenactment of the publication Going Down, audiences will be offered conceptual cocktails by Lara Thoms and an opportunity to kiss Brown Council for a dime in Performance Fee. Jason Maling will allay any art anxiety with the Physician. The night will also include live time-travel by Brian Fuata, a power display by Agatha Gothe-Snape and a collaboration between Jess Olivieriand Parachutes for Ladies. According to Anneke Jaspers, Curator of Art Gallery NSW these artists are “among a generation of younger performance makers whose exploratory practices are reinvigorating the dialogue between visual art, performance and theatre locally generating new energy around the hybrid genre of live art…this is rich and complex territory.”

This will be a chance to see the work of these leading Australian performance artists and acquire a FREE limited edition publication (normally $25).

This project is supported by the Australian Government through the Australia Council, its arts funding and advisory body.

Open Studios
November 8–November 10, 2013

Fall Open Studios 2013

The International Studio & Curatorial Program (ISCP) Fall Open Studios is a three-day exhibition of international contemporary art. The 29 artists from 19 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 29 studio visits to experience art in its place of origin and to share conversations with artists from all over the world.

Participating ISCP artists in Open Studios:

Residents participating in OPEN STUDIOS November 2013: Javier Barrios (Norway), Savas Boyraz (Turkey), Ruth Campau (Denmark), Ramiro Chaves (Mexico), Thora Dolven Balke (Norway), Tobias Dostal (Germany), Mónica Ferreras De la Maza (Dominican Republic), Deva Graf (United States), Anja Kempe (Germany), Shigeyuki Kihara (New Zealand), Viktor Kopp (Sweden), John Kørner (Denmark), Anouk Kruithof (The Netherlands), I-Chen Kuo (Taiwan), Niko Luoma (Finland), Hilde Methi (Norway), Tricia Middleton (Canada), Claire Moeder (Canada), Paulien Oltheten (The Netherlands), Samuel Penaso (Philippines), Andrea Pichl (Germany), Hugues Reip (France), Dina Rončević (Croatia), Jr-Shin Luo (Taiwan), Veli & Amos (Slovenia), Jackson Slattery (Australia), Güneş Terkol (Turkey), Sofie Thorsen (Austria), Bernard Williams (United States)

Accompanying Open Studios is the exhibition The Field is to the Sky, Only Backwards, curated by ISCP alum Aneta Szylak, Artistic Director of Wyspa Institute of Art and Alternativa International Visual Arts Festival, Gdansk. The exhibition includes works by Anders Bojen and Kristoffer Ørum, Lawrence Abu Hamdan, Hiwa K, Katarzyna Krakowiak, MML Studio (Michał Madracki, Maciej Madracki and Gilles Lepore) and Hito Steyerl and questions art as a practice of knowledge.

ISCP thanks the following contributors for their generous support: The Andy Warhol Foundation for the Visual Arts, NY; Austrian Cultural Forum, NY; Consulate General of Denmark, NY; Consulate General of Finland, NY; Consulate General of the Netherlands, NY; Consulate General of Sweden, NY; Duvel Inc., NY; The Greenwich Collection, NY; National Endowment for the Arts, Washington, DC; New York City Department of Cultural Affairs, NY; New York State Council on the Arts, NY; Royal Norwegian Consulate General, NY

Uber will provide free transportation to or from ISCP up to $25 for first-time Uber users with promo code ISCP2013.

Opening Reception: Nov 08, 2013, 6-9pm
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