Exhibition
December 13, 2022–February 2, 2023

Kyoung eun Kang: Every Morning, Every Evening

Opening Reception: December 13, 2022, 6–8pm

The International Studio & Curatorial Program presents Every Morning, Every Evening, an exhibition of work by Ground Floor artist Kyoung Eun Kang. The presentation focuses on one body of the artist’s work exploring the intimate bonds between her and her mother across many miles and one generation. Installed in ISCP’s project space, Every Morning, Every Evening includes a video installation and photographs encompassing various ways the artist has interacted with her mother over the past several years.

The focal point of the installation is Happy Birthday, a work made from a single-channel video embedded in the surface of a low Korean dining table, a gyoja-sang. The video shows clips shot over the last decade of the artist’s mother performing birthday rituals for various family members.

Evolving her own sustained collaborative practice, Kyoung eun Kang draws our attention to very specific experiences that are unique and personal to her alone, but speak volumes about the life-affirming behaviors of nurturing and maternity.

This project was selected by 2022 curator-in-residence by Kjersti Solbakken. She is curator of the Lofoten International Art Festival (LIAF) in Norway in 2024.

Kyoung eun Kang is a New York-based artist born in South Korea. She received a BFA and MFA in painting from Hong-ik University in Seoul, South Korea and an MFA from Parsons, The New School for Design, New York, NY. Kang works in a wide range of media, including live performance, video, painting, photography, installation, text, and sound pieces. Her work explores geographical and cultural identities, as well as universal human themes such as affection and attachment to raise questions about how we foster and maintain relationships in an ever-changing world.

Her work has been exhibited both internationally and across the US in numerous galleries and museums, including A.I.R Gallery, Collar Works, NURTUREart, BRIC Project Room, Soho 20 Project Room, and Here Arts Center, all NY; The Korean Cultural Center, Washington, DC; Lawrence Wilson Art Gallery, Australia; Museum of Imperial City, China, and the National Museum of Modern Art, Korea. She is a recipient of residencies and fellowships at Skowhegan School of Painting and Sculpture, Marble House Project, Elizabeth Murray Artist Residency, I-Park Foundation, ChaNorth, Bric Media Arts, NARS Foundation, Bemis Center for Contemporary Arts, LES studio program, and New York Foundation for the Arts. Kang is currently a Ground Floor Resident at ISCP.

Kyoung eun Kang: Every Morning, Every Evening is supported by Alice and Lawrence Weiner; Danna and Ed Ruscha; Hartfield Foundation; Horace W. Goldsmith Foundation; Milton and Sally Avery Arts Foundation; New York City Department of Cultural Affairs, in partnership with the City Council; New York City Council District 33; New York City Council District 34; New York State Council on the Arts with the support of the Office of the Governor and the New York State Legislature; and William Talbott Hillman Foundation. 

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Opening Reception: Dec 13, 2022, 6–8pm
Open Hours: By appointment Monday–Friday, 10:30am–5:30pm
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Participating Residents

ISCP Talk
December 6, 2022, 6-7pm

Artists at Work: Claudine Arendt with Jess Wilcox

For this Artists at Work, ISCP artist-in-residence Claudine Arendt will be in conversation with curator Jess Wilcox about her wide range of sculptural projects inspired by scientific data, human behavior, and the natural world. Among the works discussed will be Arendt’s large scale outdoor fountain Ahead of Time, The Times Ahead, which squirts water spray out of noses that are attempting to hold in sneezes as an absurdist tribute to the social faux pas of the Covid-19 pandemic, and Through a porcelain cast, a set of vessels in the shape of the sound waves made by microscopic sea creatures known as zooplankton, that has chaetognaths, salps, medusae, euphasiid, appendicularian and copepods shaping and adorning espresso cups, beer glasses, ketchup-dippers and whipped cream holders. 

  • Location: Zoom link here. This event will be recorded.

Claudine Arendt is a Luxembourgish artist based in Amsterdam. She performs and exhibits in public space, has presented at science and ceramics conferences, and collaborates with the Scripps Institution of Oceanography at the University of California San Diego. She was awarded the Stipendium for Emerging Artists by Mondriaan Fonds, has stayed in residence at the European Ceramic Workcenter (EKWC) and installed a fountain sculpture at Oeuvre Nationale de Secours Grande-Duchesse Charlotte. She received her B.F.A from the Gerrit Rietveld Academy Amsterdam and an M.A. in European Film and Media Studies from the Bauhaus-Universität Weimar.

Jess Wilcox is an Independent Curator. From 2016 to 2022, she was Curator and Director of Exhibitions at Socrates Sculpture Park. There she has curated several group and solo exhibitions of work by Helio Oiticica, Guadalupe Maravilla, Virginia Overton and Nari Ward, as well as the Socrates Annual exhibitions.  From 2011-2015 she worked at the Elizabeth A. Sackler Center for Feminist Art at the Brooklyn Museum organizing public programs and public artworks and where she co-curated Agitprop!, an exhibition of historical and contemporary political art. She has curated shows at Abrons Art Center, ISCP and SculptureCenter, among other venues.  She has a BA from Barnard College and a Master’s degree from Bard CCS. 

This program is supported, in part, by the Edward Steichen Award Luxembourg; 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 and the New York State Legislature; The Milton and Sally Avery Arts Foundation; and William Talbott Hillman Foundation.

6-7pm

Participating Residents