Open Studios
May 11–May 13, 2012

Spring Open Studios 2012

Friday, May 11th
7pm Jennifer Tee A woman’s mind might resemble a room

Saturday, May 12th
2pm Eloise Fornieles The Orbit
3pm Rose Eken with Nikolaj Hess Embroidered Songs
4pm Michel Auder Talk and screening
5pm Leif Elggren with Andrea Beeman, Ken Montgomery, Fabio Roberti, Marja-leena Sillanpää and Lary Seven The Kingdoms of Elgaland-Vargaland

Sunday, May 13th
2pm Bertille Bak Urban Chronicle
3pm Orit Ben-Shitrit (Time Mechanism) + Work = Auctioning Off the Greek Debt
5pm Dan Levenson presented by Forever & Today A Social History of the State Art Academy, Zurich

The International Studio & Curatorial Program (ISCP) Spring Open Studios is a three-day exhibition of international contemporary art. The 35 artists, art collectives and curators from 24 countries currently in residence at ISCP present work in their studios. Open Studios offers the public access to innovative contemporary art practices from across the globe, providing an exceptional opportunity to engage with the production, process and archives of practitioners working with a diverse range of media, approaches and concepts.

Alongside Open Studios, ISCP’s gallery is the site for a continuous program of time-based events including performances, screenings and lectures that address how the concept of time is both constructed/deconstructed and employed through artistic production. Unfolding over the weekend, time is used as a material for eight separate events by ISCP residents and Brooklyn-based artists and their collaborators.

The gallery, transformed by SLO Architecture (Amanda Schachter and Alexander Levi with Robert Wrazen), incorporates a specially designed platform for these events that functions alternately as a flowing canopy for presentation and communal tables for conversation. The lifting and lowering of the platform brings a spatial, performative and temporal rhythm that mirrors the events taking place.

With an open thematic structure, the events explore storytelling, how the concept of time differs globally, collective memory, ruptures in straight time and the relationship between time, duration and memory.

Participating ISCP artists and curators

Øystein Aasan (Norway), Hector Arce-Espasas (United States), Nanna Debois Buhl (Denmark), Francisco Montoya Cázarez (Germany), Meiya Cheng (Taiwan), Loredana Di Lillo (Italy), Akiko Diegel (New Zealand), Motoko Dobashi (Japan), Rose Eken (Denmark), Leif Elggren (Sweden), Eloise Fornieles (United Kingdom), Frances Goodman (South Africa), Nilbar Güreş (Austria), Matthias Hamann (Germany), Takahiro Iwasaki (Japan), Steffani Jemison (United States) Alex Kershaw (Australia), Melissa Keys (Australia), Ledia Kostandini (Albania), Mu Li (China), Liisa Lounila (Finland), Simone Martinetto (Italy), Linarejos Moreno (Spain), Kate Newby (New Zealand), Hilario Ortega (Mexico), Vessna Perunovich (Canada), Ilija Prokopiev (Macedonia), Nicolas Provost (Belgium), Benny Nemerofsky Ramsay (Canada), Maaike Schoorel (The Netherlands), Su Yu-Hsien (Taiwan), Jennifer Tee (The Netherlands), Lotte Van den Audenaeren (Belgium), Brendan Van Hek (Australia), Juan Zamora (Spain)

ISCP thanks the following contributors for their generous support

American Australian Association, NY; The Andy Warhol Foundation for the Visual Arts, NY; Austrian Cultural Forum New York, NY; Brooklyn Arts Council, NY; Consulate General of Denmark, NY; Consulate General of Finland, NY; Consulate General of the Federal Republic of Germany, NY; Consulate General of Japan, NY; Consulate General of Sweden, NY; Duvel, Inc., NY; Embassy of Australia, Washington DC; Flanders House, NY; The Greenwich Collection, NY; Italian Cultural Institute, NY; Jana Foods, NJ; John William Macy’s CheeseSticks, NJ; Mexican Cultural Institute, NY; Milton & Sally Avery Arts Foundation, Inc., NY; National Endowment for the Arts, Washington, DC; The Netherlands Consulate General, NY; The New York City Council, NY; New York City Department of Cultural Affairs, NY; Québec Government Office in New York, NY; Royal Norwegian Consulate General, NY; Taipei Cultural Center, NY; Tom Cat Bakery, NY

Opening Reception: May 11, 2012, 7-9pm
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Offsite Project
April 29–April 17, 2012

Kate Newby: All Parts. All the Time.

Kate Newby’s work All parts. All the time. engages two sites, Olive St. Garden and Cooper Park, both within blocks of ISCP in East Williamsburg, Brooklyn. For this work, Newby employs semi-precious and industrial materials to create an embedded concrete puddle in the center of Cooper Park. At Olive St. Garden, the artist hangs porcelain sculptures from trees and anchors a concrete bench made to resemble a pile of rocks nonnative to its immediate surroundings.

As with past works, Newby’s installations are developed in response to everyday built environments including carpets, windows and curtains, steps and passageways. Each gives evidence to the space as an inhabited or occupied site, but can also be used to interrupt, reconsider or challenge the unspoken norms of an environment or situation. In addition, for All parts. All the time., British artist Paul Elliman contributed a poster which is displayed at Olive St. Garden.

Participatory Project All parts. All the time. follows past collaborations between ISCP and the New York City Department of Parks & Recreation. Installations by Uri Aran and Luisa Rabbia at Powers St. and Olive St. Gardens were part of a larger site specific project, In back of the real. Olive St. was also the site of an evening program and site for the launch of the book Apogee, by artist group nüans (Elmar Hermann).

Kate Newby (born 1979) lives and works in Auckland, New Zealand. Her exhibitions include: SUNDAY art fair, London; Auckland Art Gallery, New Zealand; Hopkinson Cundy, New Zealand; GAK Gesellschaft für Aktuelle Kunst, Germany; Witte de With, The Netherlands; Museo de Arte Zapopan (MAZ), Mexico; and The Adam Art Gallery, New Zealand.

Generous support has been provided by NYC Council Member Diana Reyna’s office, District 34, the Olive St. Garden, NYC Green Thumb, Cooper Park, Open Space Alliance for North Brooklyn and the New York City Department of Parks & Recreation.

Olive St. Garden and Cooper Park
Brooklyn, NY

Participating Residents

Offsite Project
April 13–June 7, 2012

Lotte Van den Audenaeren: Potentialis

In Potentialis, Lotte Van den Audenaeren’s most recent site-specific urban intervention, text becomes a timekeeper, eroding over a period of months or changing with light and the movement of passersby. At Moore St. Market, her text-based installations in vinyl adhesive film offer a series of apparitions simultaneously present and absent. As light and movement vary throughout each day, so do each of the works, at times blending into the existing market activities.

Van den Audenaeren’s installation is the second Participatory Project in a series of works by ISCP residents at Moore St. Market, one of New York City’s few remaining indoor food markets. In December 2011, ISCP resident Minja Gu opened Atlantic Pacific co., a fully operational yet fictional rare goods import/export business. Graduate art students participating in the ISCP Studio Assistant Program assisted in the production of both Atlantic Pacific co. and Potentialis.

Lotte Van den Audenaeren (born 1979) lives and works in Brussels. She is a graduate of Sint-Lukas Brussels University College of Art and Design. She participated the Erasmus program at Fontys University of Applied Sciences, Tilburg, The Netherlands. Van den Audenaeren received the Award Legacy Franciscus Pycke and became Coming People laureate at S.M.A.K., Ghent, Belgium. Recent exhibitions include: Cultuurcentrum Strombeek Grimbergen vzw, Brussels; Nadine, Brussels; Unicredit Pavillon, Bucharest; Galerie Fortlaan 17, Belgium; VOLTA Art Fair, New York; and Larissa Goldston Gallery, New York.

Generous support has been provided by NYC Council Member Diana Reyna’s office, District 34, the Brooklyn Economic Development Corporation, Open Space Alliance for North Brooklyn, New York City Department of Parks & Recreation and the Milton & Sally Avery Arts Foundation Inc.

Moore St. Market
110 Moore St., Brooklyn, NY

Participating Residents