The International Studio & Curatorial Program (ISCP) Spring Open Studios is a three-day exhibition of international contemporary art. The 27 artists from 20 countries currently in residence present work in their studios. The studio is a generative space – part production site, office, laboratory and situation – and it can be argued that it is more significant today for artistic process than ever before. Open Studios invites the public to 27 “studio visits” to experience art in its place of origin and to share conversations with artists from all over the world.
Participating ISCP artists in Open Studios: Njideka Akunyili (United States), Simón Edgardo Aragón Díaz (Mexico), Simón Arrebola (Spain), Farah Atassi (France), Anastasia Ax (Sweden), Kevin Beasley (Unites States), Eunji Cho (South Korea),Paul Dignan (Canada), Tobias Dostal (Germany), Leda Ekimova (Bulgaria), Marco Fusinato (Australia), Mira Gáberová (Slovakia), Isa Ho (Taiwan), Laura Horelli (Finland), Ann Cathrin November Høibo (Norway), Anouk Kruithof (The Netherlands), Mircea Nicolae (Romania), Paulien Oltheten (The Netherlands), Moritz Partenheimer (Germany), Bundith Phunsombatlert (Thailand), Lea Porsager (Denmark), Johannes Rochhausen (Germany), Gamaliel Rodriguez (Puerto Rico), Isa Rosenberger (Austria), Annesofie Sandal (Denmark), Felisia Tandiono (United States), Robert Voerman (The Netherlands)
On Sunday, April 28th, at 4pm, ISCP presents the panel discussion Art, Wastelands and Ecology: What lies ahead? in conjunction with ISCP’s Participatory Projects program that commissions and produces the work of ISCP current residents and alumni in the public realm. This panel will reflect on critical issues in urban development with regard to contemporary cultural production. ISCP’s neighborhood of East Williamsburg/Bushwick, Brooklyn is situated at the juncture of residential, industrial and seemingly desolate lands; the socio-political and environmental impacts of its rapid transformation will be discussed alongside panelists’ current projects and research. Panelists: Olivia Georgia, Executive Director, Mary Miss/City as Living Laboratory (CaLL); Jesse Goldstein, Adjunct Professor, Design and Urban Ecologies, The New School; and Jan Mun, Artist in Residence, Newtown Creek Alliance.
Accompanying Open Studios and through May 24th, the exhibition New Eyes for New Spaces curated by Francesca Sonara and Jess Wilcox includes works by Patricia Dauder, David Horvitz, Antonio Rovaldi, Austin Shull, and Hong-Kai Wang in collaboration with Anne Callahan, Brendan Dalton and Jordan Paul. The included artists actively investigate, abstract, and fragment representations of place by intervening with information culled from photographs, video or sound recordings, effectively focusing the viewers’ attention on the gap between what is seen and what is imagined. This exhibition unravels how technological advancements of the last ten years have changed not only how we conceive of site, but also how we perceive it.
ISCP thanks the following contributors for their generous support
The Andy Warhol Foundation for the Visual Arts, NY; American Australian Association, NY; Australian Consulate General, NY; Austrian Cultural Forum, NY; Brooklyn Brewery, NY; Consulate General of Denmark, NY; Consulate General of the Netherlands, NY; Consulate General of the Slovak Republic, NY; Consulate General of Sweden, NY; Cultural Services of the French Embassy, NY; The Greenwich Collection, NY; The Mexican Cultural Institute, NY; National Endowment for the Arts, Washington, DC; New York City Department of Cultural Affairs, NY; Romanian Cultural Institute, NY; Royal Norwegian Consulate General, NY