ISCP Talk
February 25, 2020, 6:30–8pm

Artists at Work: Dáreece Walker and Anton Kats

Dáreece Walker will speak about two works currently on view in Tell Me Your Story at Kunsthal KAdE in Amersfoort and will discuss his newest series, Black Fathers Matter, which was primarily developed over the course of his ISCP residency.

Anton Kats will present Four before and after five, a performative and sculptural work rooted in the artistic investigation of a place (Satellite Island in South Ukraine) and a process (the early Space Program of the Soviet Union). Considering questions of memory loss and contemporary territorial agencies in South Ukraine, the work will be activated by ILYICH, a semi-fictional space traveler of an ambiguous origin. Embracing facts and fiction Four before and after five suggests a series of trajectories for inner and outer space explorations and is driven by the notion of concrete listening as manifested through sound, music and narrative.

This program is supported, in part, by Celebrate the Studio; Hartfield Foundation; New York City Department of Cultural Affairs, in partnership with the City Council; New York State Council on the Arts with the support of Governor Andrew M. Cuomo and the New York State Legislature; Senate Department for Culture and Europe, Berlin; Stavros Niarchos Foundation (SNF); and William Talbott Hillman Foundation.

6:30–8pm

Participating Residents

ISCP Talk
February 11, 2020, 6:30–8pm

LIR in Conversation: Nothing Permanent on a Moving Ground

Mira Asriningtyas and Dito Yuwono, co-founders of LIR Space—ISCP’s current institution-in-residence—will speak about LIR as an institution in flux and their long-term project 900mdpl, which is the genesis of a temporary community museum.

900mdpl is a biennial site-specific art project initiated by LIR in Kaliurang, an aging historical resort village located in a close proximity to Mount Merapi, an active volcano in Indonesia. Aware of the instability of nature, LIR has initiated plans for a transient community museum based on 900mdpl that can easily be moved from one place to another. This museum aims to preserve artworks commissioned by LIR in Kaliurang, as well as field notes and publications, while fostering intergenerational knowledge.

Mira Asriningtyas works as a curator and writer in Yogyakarta. In 2013, Asriningtyas was chosen as one of the curators for the Young Curator Forum of Cemeti Art House in Yogyakarta. That same year, she did a residency and research program at 98B COLLABoratory, Manila. She was also selected to be part of the Young Curators Workshop by the Japan Foundation and the 4A Curators’ Intensive 2014 in 4A Centre for Contemporary Asian Art in Sydney. In 2016-17, she participated in the De Appel Curatorial Programme. Asriningtyas is especially interested in conceptually-driven projects, presenting the process of making art, and combining different academic backgrounds and disciplines. She regularly publishes in magazines and catalogs.

Dito Yuwono works as a visual artist and curator in Yogyakarta. His artistic practice varies between photography, mix-media installation, video, and performance. Yuwono is especially interested in working with communities and recollecting memories to find the link between memory-citizen-history. In the past five years, he participated in numerous residencies as part of his artistic practice, such as 98B COLLABoratory, Philippines; The Northern Center for Contemporary Art, Australia; Ruang Rupa, Jakarta; and Village Video Festival, Jatiwangi Art Factory, Indonesia; among others. Some of his latest projects are The Memories of Unidentified Experience, KKF, Yogyakarta, 2014; Recollecting Memories: Tukang Foto Keliling, Kaliurang, Yogyakarta, 2017 and Ruang Rupa, Jakarta, 2015; and Geography of Here and There, NCCA – Darwin, Australia, 2016.

This program is supported, in part, by Hartfield Foundation; New York City Council Member for the 33rd District Stephen T. Levin; New York City Council Member for the 34th District Antonio Reynoso; New York City Department of Cultural Affairs, in partnership with the City Council; New York State Council on the Arts with the support of Governor Andrew M. Cuomo and the New York State Legislature; Stavros Niarchos Foundation (SNF); The Andy Warhol Foundation for the Visual Arts; and William Talbott Hillman Foundation.

6:30–8pm

Exhibition
Through April 24

Transient Museum of a Thousand Conversations: LIR at ISCP

Opening Reception: Tuesday, January 28, 2020, 6–8pm

ISCP has hosted an annual institution-in-residence since 2011. This kind of residency was initiated to support cultural exchange by bringing an international perspective to a local context. This year, ISCP has invited LIR Space, a Yogyakarta-based independent arts institute. LIR will be taking over the second floor gallery of ISCP from January 28 through April 24, 2020 and will present an exhibition and a series of public programs during this time.

LIR Space was established in 2011 by Mira Asriningtyas, a curator and writer, and Dito Yuwono, an artist; the institution’s program ranges from exhibition laboratories and research-based art projects to public programs, residencies, and alternative art education platforms. LIR’s projects are characterized by multidisciplinary collaboration and performative exhibitions, fostering continuous transgenerational transmission of knowledge, memory, and history. Since 2017, LIR has been working on a long-term site-specific project titled 900mdpl in the founders’ hometown of Kaliurang, Indonesia—an aging resort village under an active volcano—with the aim of preserving collective memory.

The project at ISCP, Transient Museum of a Thousand Conversations is an adaptation of 900mdpl. LIR invites artists every two years to undertake fieldwork in Kaliurang, resulting in solo projects at various sites throughout the village.  Their projects are later reinstalled together in a temporary museum of oral history as a prototype for the future MUKKA (Community Museum of Kaliurang) envisioned by LIR. Selected artworks from this ongoing project will be presented at ISCP alongside additional new work by local artists from Kaliurang. At ISCP, LIR’s intervention will create an expansive portrait of the landscape, people and society of Kaliurang, by focusing on subjects such as botanical specimens, alternative histories of Dutch colonization, traumatic memory, national identity, culinary heritage, social space and storytelling.

Artists included in the exhibition are Edita Atmaja, Ibnu Banu Harli, Ahmad Barokah, Lala Bohang, Arief Budiman, Fyerool Darma, Paoletta Holst & Brigita Murti, Mella Jaarsma, Kelompok Fotografi Kaliurang, Agung Kurniawan, Jompet Kuswidananto, Maryanto, Dimaz Maulana, Anggun Priambodo, Mark Salvatus, Yudha Sandy and Rara Sekar.

On February 11 at 6:30pm, Mira Asriningtyas and Dito Yuwono will present a talk about the history and programming of LIR Space and on April 7 at 6:30pm, ISCP will screen works from past LIR projects.

Transient Museum of a Thousand Conversations is supported, in part, by Hartfield Foundation; New York City Council Member for the 33rd District Stephen T. Levin; New York City Council Member for the 34th District Antonio Reynoso; New York City Department of Cultural Affairs, in partnership with the City Council; New York State Council on the Arts with the support of Governor Andrew M. Cuomo and the New York State Legislature; Stavros Niarchos Foundation (SNF); The Andy Warhol Foundation for the Visual Arts; and William Talbott Hillman Foundation.

Opening Reception: Jan 28, 2020, 6–8pm
Open Hours: Tuesday–Friday, 12–6pm
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