ISCP Talk
March 19, 2019, 6:30–8pm

Artists at Work: Tali Keren and Allard van Hoorn

For Artists at Work, Tali Keren will present two recent projects that investigate the interaction of religion, politics and military technology. Heat Signature (2018) examines infrared vision and The Great Seal (2017) is an interactive installation that invites viewers to engage with the lure of political populism. Both works examine the historical and contemporary imbrication of “Judeo-Christian” identity in American politics and American involvement in Israel/Palestine and the Middle East-at-large.

Allard van Hoorn will discuss recent developments in his work Urban Songlines, an ongoing utopian/dystopian series of collaborative translations of buildings, urban structures and public spaces into music through site-specific sound-generation. These performances allow listeners to connect to places, and the ways we use and experience the public domain.

This program is supported, in part, by Celebrate the Studio; Hartfield Foundation; Mondriaan Fund; 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; and Stavros Niarchos Foundation (SNF).

6:30–8pm

Participating Residents

ISCP Talk
March 12, 2019, 6:30–8pm

Micki Pellerano on the Occult in Chiara Fumai’s Work

A devoted interest in magic and the occult was a central focus of Chiara Fumai’s artistic practice. Her work consisted of performance of ritual magic as well as channeling—either by physical invocation of historical/mythological personages or automatic drawing. In 2015, Chiara was introduced to fellow artist and occultist Micki Pellerano during the Mycorial Theatre symposium in Rabka, Poland. The two established a relationship of collaboration and mutual esteem based on their shared interest in giving expression to the profundity of their esoteric studies in the fields of visual art and performance. In this discussion, Pellerano will explain the meaning of various occult themes prevalent in Fumai’s work and will elaborate on the esoteric traditions from which she drew her inspiration and symbolism.

Micki Pellerano is a Cuban-American artist based in New York City who works in draftsmanship, performance, film and video. His work is informed by his studies at New York University’s Experimental Theater Wing and his studies in Eastern and Western Esotericism. Pellerano’s work has been widely exhibited in institutions such as MoMA PS1, New York; Serpentine Sackler Gallery, London; ICA, Philadelphia; The Brooklyn Museum; Museum of Arts and Design, New York; Norton Museum of Art, West Palm Beach; and the Perth International Arts Festival.

This program is supported, in part, by Greenwich Collection Ltd.; 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; Stavros Niarchos Foundation (SNF); The Andy Warhol Foundation for the Visual Arts; The Church of Chiara Fumai; and The Italian Academy for Advanced Studies, Columbia University.

6:30–8pm

Participating Residents

ISCP Talk
February 26, 2019, 6:30–8pm

Dream Homes and Heartache Panel Discussion: Phantasmagorias of the Interior

As part of the exhibition Living Room: UIT (Use it together), resident curator Amanda Abi Khalil hosts Dream Homes and Heartache Panel Discussion: Phantasmagorias of the Interior in collaboration with the “On Being Human” Seminars at New York University.

This discussion will consider evolving relationships to domestic space vis-à-vis contemporary understandings of luxury, privacy, hospitality, commodification, aspirational culture, and the everyday. Walter Benjamin used the term “phantasmagorias of the interior” to refer to the spectacle of the nineteenth-century bourgeois dwelling, and the “imperious need to leave the imprint of…private individual experience on the rooms [one] inhabits.” What sorts of phantasmagorias spring from the interiors of today?

Participants

Samar Kanafani, social anthropologist based in Beirut, Lebanon
Jennifer and Kevin McCoy, visual artists based in New York
Vikram Divecha, visual artist based in Dubai and New York
Jon Wang, visual artist based in New York
Moderated by David Markus, New York University lecturer and art writer

This program is supported, in part, by Andrew W. Mellon Foundation; Greenwich Collection Ltd.; Hartfield Foundation; Jane Farver Memorial Fund; Lambent Foundation Fund of Tides 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; New York University; and Stavros Niarchos Foundation (SNF).

6:30–8pm

Participating Residents