May 24, 2016, 6:30–8pm

Panamerican Doubt and Unrest

Víctor Albarracín, Artistic Director at Lugar a Dudas, and New York artist and MoMA’s Director of Adult and Academic Programs, Pablo Helguera will engage in a “throwback Tuesday” discussion about 2006, The School of Panamerican Unrest, the first days of Lugar a Dudas, and the misconceptions of Panamericanism and typical humor in Colombian online art forums (called “bullying” everywhere else). Please join them at ISCP for loads of bittersweet nostalgia, broken utopia and fun.

Víctor Albarracín Llanos (born Neiva, 1974) is a Colombian artist, writer and curator. His work as an artist focuses on the topics of institutional critique, vulnerability and estrangement, precariousness, and irony, through the amateurish use of different cultural mediums, including music, literature and video.  A long time educator, Albarracín has taught at several art programs in Bogotá from 2000-2016. He is also a published contemporary art writer and has published the books: Feign, 2015; El tratamiento de las contradicciones, 2013; and Materials for a Makeshift Shack, 2013. In 2009, Víctor Albarracín was awarded the Colombia National Art Critic Award and in 2013, he relocated to the United States for a Fulbright fellowship. Albarracín is a co-founder of El Bodegón, a seminal artist-run space in Bogotá, and was a member from 2005-2009. He is part of the curatorial team at 44SNA, the Colombian National Artists’ Salon, that will take place in September, 2016, and was recently appointed Artistic Director at Lugar a Dudas. Albarracín now lives and works in Cali, Colombia.

Pablo Helguera (born Mexico City, 1971) is a New York based artist working with installation, sculpture, photography, drawing, socially engaged art and performance. Helguera’s work focuses in a variety of topics ranging from history, pedagogy, sociolinguistics, ethnography, memory and the absurd, in formats that are widely varied including the lecture, museum display strategies, musical performances and written fiction. His project, The School of Panamerican Unrest, is a nomadic think-tank that physically crossed the continent by car from Anchorage, Alaska to Tierra del Fuego, making 40 stops in between. Covering almost 20,000 miles, it is considered one of the most extensive public art projects on record as well as a pioneering work for the new generation of artworks regarded under the area of socially engaged art. Helguera has worked since 1991 in a variety of contemporary art museums, most recently as head of public programs at the Education department of the Guggenheim Museum in New York (1998-2005). Since 2007, he is Director of Adult and Academic programs at the Museum of Modern Art, New York. In 2010, he was appointed pedagogical curator of the 8th Mercosul Biennial in Porto Alegre, Brazil. Helguera is currently Senior Resident of Location One in New York.

This program is supported, in part, by The Andy Warhol Foundation for the Visual Arts, New York City Council District 34, New York City Department of Cultural Affairs, in partnership with the City Council and New York State Council on the Arts with the support of Governor Andrew M. Cuomo and the New York State Legislature.

May 10, 2016, 6:30–8pm

Lugar a Dudas in conversation: Everything you ever wanted to know about a tropical art space but never dared to ask

Lugar a Dudas co-founder Sally Mizrachi, Juan Guillermo Tamayo, and Leonardo López will interview each other about the organization’s activities.

As a laboratory for artistic research, Lugar a Dudas facilitates the development of the creative process and provokes community interaction for the growing artist community in Cali. Since 2005, the organization has run an exhibition program, documentation center, international residency program, cinema club, talks and workshops among other programs. Lugar a Dudas is particularly interested in the conditions in which knowledge about artistic practices usually circulates and how artists in Cali situate their production and local references for international audiences.

This program is supported, in part, by New York City Council District 34, New York City Department of Cultural Affairs, in partnership with the City Council, The Andy Warhol Foundation for the Visual Arts and New York State Council on the Arts with the support of Governor Andrew M. Cuomo and the New York State Legislature.

Open Studios
April 29–April 30, 2016

Spring Open Studios 2016

Opening Reception: Friday, April 29, 2016, 6–9pm
Open Hours: Saturday, April 30, 1–8pm

The International Studio & Curatorial Program (ISCP) Spring Open Studios is a two-day exhibition of international contemporary art. The 38 artists and three curators from 19 countries currently in residence will present work in their studios. Open Studios invites the public to experience art in its place of origin and to share conversations with artists and curators from all over the world.

Guest speaker Tom Finkelpearl, Commissioner of the New York City Department of Cultural Affairs, will make opening remarks during the Opening Reception on Friday, April 29, at 6pm.

In addition, ISCP has invited Lugar a Dudas, a non-profit artist-run organization based in Cali, Colombia as the 2016 annual institution-in-residence. A Room for Doubt: Lugar a Dudas at ISCP is an exhibition and series of experiments in relocating and translating their local practices, on view during Open Studios.

The sixth of the series of seven Staging micro-exhibitions organized by a group of seven curators from the Center for Curatorial Studies, Bard College (CCS), will also be open in the Project Space. Stage #6: Lourdes Correa-Carlo: Down-Below presents ISCP Ground Floor resident Lourdes Correa-Carlo’s work, curated by Christian Camacho-Light. ISCP’s offsite exhibition Vieno Motors: How to Prepare 2.0, curated by Satu Oksanen will also be on view at El Museo de Los Sures, located at 120 South 1 Street, Brooklyn, on Friday and Saturday from 4-6pm.

Solber Pupusas Food Truck will be at ISCP Open Studios on Friday, April 29 from 6-9pm.

Participating artist and curators: Kiichiro Adachi (Japan), Judy Anderson (Canada), Pat Foster and Jen Berean (Australia), Carl Boutard (Sweden), Joseph Buckley (United States), Elaine Byrne (United States, Ireland), Naomi Campbell (United States), Lourdes Correa-Carlo (United States), Donald Hải Phú Daedalus (United States), Kevin Ei-ichi deForest (Canada), Andrés Durán (Chile), Sara Eliassen (Norway), Nicole Franchy (United States, Peru), Ghost of a Dream (United States), Jude Griebel (Canada), Francesca Grilli (Italy), Berenice Güttler (Germany), Mark Hilton (United States, Australia), Hsiang-Ning Huang (Taiwan), Franz Jyrch (Germany), Marja Kanervo (Finland), Dokyun Kim – KDK (South Korea), Maartje Korstanje (Netherlands), Cheon Pyo Lee (United States), Richard Igbhy and Marilou Lemmens (Canada), Yi-Kuan Lin (Taiwan), Calori & Maillard (Italy), Ragnhild May (Denmark), Satu Oksanen (Finland), Liutauras Psibilskis (United States), Anushka Rajendran (India), Belit Sağ (Turkey, Netherlands), Maximiliano Siñani (United States, Bolivia), Tove Storch (Denmark), Misha Stroj (Austria), Aarti Sunder (India), and Maki Toshima (Japan).

ISCP thanks the following Open Studios sponsors: Alberta Foundation for the Arts; Alfred Kordelin Foundation; Australia Council for the Arts; Australian Cultural Fund; Beca Arte, CCU – Corporación Cultural La Araucana; BKA – Bundeskanzleramt Österreich Kunst und Kultur / Arts and Culture Division of the Federal Chancellery of Austria; Bunkacho – Agency for Cultural Affairs, Government of Japan; Canada Council for the Arts; Creative Saskatchewan; Danish Arts Foundation; Farnesina Ministero degli Affari Esteri e della Cooperazione Internazionale – Ministry of Foreign Affairs and International Cooperation; Fulbright Center, Finland; GAi – Giovani Artisti Italiani; IASPIS – The Swedish Arts Grants Committee’s International Programme for Visual Artists; Inlaks Shivdasani Foundation; The Italian Academy at Columbia University; Italian Cultural Institute of New York; Kulturstiftung des Freistaates Sachsen; Lawrence and Alice Weiner; LIG Art Space; Mackenzie Art Gallery; Manitoba Arts Council; Ministry of Culture, Taiwan; Mondriaan Fund; New York City Department of Cultural Affairs, in partnernship with the City Council; The New York Community Trust’s Edward and Sally Van Lier Fund; Niedersächsisches Ministerium für Wissenschaft und Kultur; OCA – Office for Contemporary Art Norway; The Pollock-Krasner Foundation, Inc.; SAHA Association; and Yoko Ono.

This program is supported, in part, by Brooklyn Brewery, Austrian Cultural Forum, Consulate General of Finland in New York, Consulate General in New York, Norway, Consulate General of Sweden in New York, Consulate General of the Kingdom of the Netherlands, Our Wicked Lady, The Andy Warhol Foundation for the Visual Arts, Greenwich Collection, Ltd., The Milton and Sally Avery Arts Foundation, National Endowment for the Arts, New York State Council on the Arts with the support of Governor Andrew M. Cuomo and the New York State Legislature, Antonio Reynoso, New York City Council Member, 34th District, New York City Council Speaker Melissa Mark-Viverito, Bard College and New York City Department of Cultural Affairs, in partnership with the City Council.
Opening Reception: Apr 29, 2016, 6–9pm
Open Hours: Saturday, April 30, 1–8pm
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