ISCP Talk
August 31, 2021, 4-5pm

Artists at Work: Nora Joung with Monika Fabijanska

For this Artists at Work, current resident Nora Joung and independent curator Monika Fabijanska will discuss language as a technology and strategy within visual art. A Q&A with the audience will follow.

Nora Joung works with moving images, installation, performance and text. Her current film project focuses on European scholars travelling to the Americas. Joung co-runs the artist-run platform Destiny’s in Oslo, Norway, together with Melanie Kitti, Emilie de Rohan Birkeland, and Ray Hegelbach. She’s a member of the artist’s group Rose Hammer, and the editorial board of the small press H//O//F.

Tune into the Instagram Live here on Tuesday, August 31 at 4pm EDT.

Nora Joung is currently receiving a Government Grant for Artists, Norway. She received the Blix Prize, Denmark in 2016. Her recent and upcoming exhibitions include I Call it Art, National Museum of Norway; collaborative efforts with the Guttorm Guttormsgaard archive in Blaker; Nora Joung: Ding Dong at Kunstnernes Hus and UKS, Norway; and a third episode in Rose Hammer’s National Episodes-series which is preluded by the stage play Grini and the futures of Norway (2019) and the radio play The Radical Flu, aired on RadiOrakel, the world’s oldest feminist radio station (2020).

Monika Fabijanska is an art historian, contemporary art curator and art appraiser based in New York City. She specializes in women’s and feminist art, and is a member of College Art Association’s Committee on Women in the Arts.

Her exhibition ecofeminism(s) (Thomas Erben Gallery, 2020), featuring the works by Agnes Denes, Lynn Hershman Leeson, Mary Mattingly, Ana Mendieta, Cecilia Vicuña, et al, garnered reviews in Art in America, The New York Times, The Brooklyn Rail, Hyperallergic, Flash Art, and STIRworld in India, among others. Groundbreaking The Un-Heroic Act: Representations of Rape in  Contemporary Women’s Art in the U.S. (Shiva Gallery, John Jay College, 2018) was ranked the fifth best NYC art show in 2018 by Hyperallergic, and critically acclaimed by The New York Times, The New Yorker, Artforum, Art in America, The Brooklyn Rail and Art Papers, among others. Accompanied by a catalog and symposium, it featured works by Lynn Hershman Leeson, Jenny Holzer, Suzanne Lacy, Ana Mendieta, Senga Nengudi, Yoko Ono, Kara Walker, et al.

This program is supported, in part, by Hartfield Foundation; New York City Department of Cultural Affairs, in partnership with the City Council; New York City Council District 34; New York State Council on the Arts with the support of Governor Andrew M. Cuomo and the New York State Legislature; Nordic Talks; NYC COVID-19 Response and Impact Fund in The New York Community Trust; Office for Contemporary Art Norway (OCA); Stavros Niarchos Foundation (SNF); The Milton and Sally Avery Arts Foundation; Teiger Foundation; Willem de Kooning Foundation; and William Talbott Hillman Foundation. 

4-5pm

Participating Residents

ISCP Talk
August 20, 2021, 8–9:30pm

Homecoming Outdoor Screening

The International Studio & Curatorial Program (ISCP) is participating in NYC Homecoming Week, “a citywide celebration, featuring live concerts at iconic venues, free movie screenings, cultural activities, public art, and more.”

Current artists in residence will present short video works and film excerpts in this festive screening, hosted outdoors on the loading dock of ISCP.* Expect an evening of the dreamlike narratives, some hopeful, some eerie, including a collaborative program made with artists from each of the 195 UN countries and non UN member nations and territories, and an absurd bird-shaped mannequin waving to passing cars on a desolate road.

Register for your free ticket here.

Participating artists: Florian Aschka & Berivan Sayici, James Beckett, Maja Bekan, Ć (Carlos Franco), Moko Fukuyama, Ghost of a Dream, Conny Karlsson Lundgren, Kim Kielhofner, Elise Kirk, Jaroslav Kysa, Alison Nguyen, Katarzyna Przezwańska, Rita Süveges, Gil Yefman, Frank WANG Yefeng, and Anna Witt.

This program is supported, in part, by Evelyn Toll Family Foundation; Hartfield Foundation; Milton and Sally Avery Arts Foundation; Mondriaan Fund; New York City Department of Cultural Affairs, in partnership with the City Council; New York City Council District 34; New York State Council on the Arts with the support of Governor Andrew M. Cuomo and the New York State Legislature; Teiger Foundation; Willem de Kooning Foundation; and William Talbott Hillman Foundation.

*In case of inclement weather we will postpone the screening to August 27, 2021 from 8-9:30pm.

8–9:30pm

Open Studios
July 28, 2021, 3–9pm

2021 Summer Open House

The International Studio & Curatorial Program (ISCP) announces the third edition of Summer Open House, a day of live rehearsals and studio presentations. Artists and curators from 24 countries in residence at ISCP will open their studios to the public from 3–9pm.

Reserve your free timed ticket here. Tickets are required for entry. 

Come and celebrate a summer evening with friends at ISCP’s first in-person event since 2020. Take part in conversations about international contemporary art with arts professionals from around the world in ISCP’s loft building on the border of Bushwick and Williamsburg. Founded in 1994, ISCP was established to support the creative advancement of an international community of artists and curators in New York City.

Summer Open House will include live rehearsals by Maja Bekan of Hold It Together (We Have Each Other), involving five performance collaborators who have adopted the identities of PARTISAN, SPY, POLITICIAN, (House)WORKER, and ARTIST/KILLJOY. During two periods of performance in the first floor project space, they will engage in unscripted discussion and activity, inviting visitors to join them if they so choose. Performers include Pon-Pon Yeh, Mandy Morrison, Juliana Cope, Daniela Chaparro, and Susan Hapgood. A printed take-away with an essay by Thyrza Goodeve will be available.

The exhibition Alban Muja: Family Album, curated by Kari Conte with Alison Kuo, will also be on view. A 2011 ISCP alumnus, Muja’s first solo show in the United States restages his 2019 exhibition Family Album, originally shown in the Pavilion of the Republic of Kosovo at the Venice Biennale.

Schedule:

  • 3–9pm: Resident studios open to the public
  • 5–6pm: Live rehearsal with Maja Bekan in the Project Space
  • 7–8pm: Live rehearsal with Maja Bekan in the Project Space

Summer Open House participating artists and curators: Mubarak Nasser Al-Thani (Qatar), Svetlana Bailey (Australia/United States), James Beckett (The Netherlands/South Africa), Maja Bekan (The Netherlands/Serbia), Myrid Carten (Ireland/United Kingdom), Yu-Ling Chou (Taiwan), Carlos Franco (Puerto Rico), Moko Fukuyama (Japan/United States), Wieteke Heldens (The Netherlands/United States), David Everitt Howe (Israel/United States), Ghost of a Dream (United States), Shih-Yu Hsu (Taiwan), Anthony Iacono (United States), Nora Joung (Norway), Kim Kielhofner (Canada), Elise Kirk (United States), Jaroslav Kyša (Slovakia), Ariane Loze (Belgium/France), Conny Karlsson Lundgren (Sweden), Maria Meinild (Denmark), Alison Nguyen (United States), Vojtěch Novák (Czech Republic), Adjani Okpu-Egbe (Southern Cameroons/Ambazonia), Zara Pfeifer (Austria), Bundith Phunsombatlert (Thailand/United States), Katarzyna Przezwańska (Poland), Rita Süveges (Hungary), Anna Witt (Austria), Frank Yefeng Wang (China/United States), Gil Yefman (Israel), and Sarah Zapata (United States).

Summer Open House is hosted by ISCP’s Young Patrons, a dynamic group that offers unique contemporary art events and programming, and provides support for institutional programs and operations. For further information and to become a member, please contact youngpatrons@iscp-nyc.org.

ISCP thanks all of the generous collaboration and funding of residency sponsors and supporters.

This program is also supported, in part, by Consulate General of Canada in New York; Consulate General of the Republic of Kosovo in New York; Council for Canadian American Relations; Dutch Culture USA program of the Consulate General of the Netherlands in New York; Evelyn Toll Family Foundation; Golden Artist Colors, Inc.; Google; Hartfield Foundation; Materials For The Arts; Milton and Sally Avery Arts Foundation; Mondriaan Fund; New York City Department of Cultural Affairs, in partnership with the City Council; New York City Council District 34; New York State Council on the Arts with the support of Governor Andrew M. Cuomo and the New York State Legislature; NYC COVID-19 Response and Impact Fund in The New York Community Trust; Shelley & Donald Rubin Foundation; Stavros Niarchos Foundation (SNF); Stroom Den Haag; Teiger Foundation; VIA Art Fund; Willem de Kooning Foundation; and William Talbott Hillman Foundation.

3–9pm