Open StudiosMay 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