ISCP Talk
May 24, 2011

Salon: Kristina Bozurska and Anton Terziev

Kristina Bozurska will present her work from the last few years, including paintings, videos and objects in which she explores the motivations behind the disposal and collection of litter.

Kristina Bozurska graduated from the painting department of the Faculty of Fine Arts in Skopje, Macedonia. Solo exhibitions include Gallery UNA, Bjarred, Sweden; Mala Stanica, Skopje and National Gallery, Kumanovo, Macedonia. Bozurska is also a co-founder and president of the non-profit organization CRANE, a platform dedicated to art and culture.

For his Salon, Anton Terziev will show recent photographs in the gallery and present a performance entitled Tasty Cyrilic in collaboration with Katya Damyanova (visual artist, performer and co-author of many of his performances).

Anton Terziev deals with various contemporary subjects, often with sharp irony. His iconography possesses harsh and critical imagery associated with a specific aestheticization of pain reflecting a common metaphor of governing power relationships in society. Terziev works with painting and objects, as well as in the field of performance. He also has published three books of modern poetry and urban novels. Part of his activity is associated with various actions in the public sphere and many of his performances are part of the Ultrafuturo group activities. 

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Open Studios
May 12–May 15, 2011

Spring Open Studios 2011

Lecture by Luis Camnitzer
May 15, 5pm

The International Studio & Curatorial Program (ISCP) Spring Open Studios is a four-day exhibition of international contemporary art. The 36 artists, artist collectives and curators from 25 countries currently in residence at ISCP will present work in their studios. Open Studios offers the public access to innovative contemporary art practices from across the globe – seen for the first time together in New York City – providing an exceptional opportunity to engage with the production, process and archives of artists working with a diverse range of mediums, approaches and concepts.

Participating artists and curators

Danai Anesiadou (Belgium), Sookoon Ang (Singapore), Kristina Bozurska (Macedonia), Armando Mariño Calzado (Cuba), Arianna Carossa (Italy), Juanli Carrión (Spain), Étienne Chambaud (France), Petros Chrisostomou (United Kingdom), Patricia Dauder (Spain), Jacqueline Doyen (Germany), Jeannette Ehlers (Denmark), Fendry Ekel (The Netherlands), Michael Forbes (United Kingdom), Jau-lan Guo (Taiwan), Katrin Heichel (Germany), Elmar Hermann (Germany), Ingrid Hernández (Mexico), Astrid Honold (The Netherlands), Tang-Wei Hsu (Taiwan), David Jablonowski (The Netherlands), Tamara K.E. (Germany), Michael Kienzer (Austria), Ina Kooper (The Netherlands), Firoz Mahmud (Bangladesh), Raquel Maulwurf (The Netherlands), David Maroto (The Netherlands), Eline Mugaas (Norway), Ixone Sádaba(Spain), Kanako Sasaki (Japan), Jeremy Shaw (Canada), Necmi Sönmez (Turkey), Anton Terziev (Bulgaria), Magnus Thierfelder (Sweden), Jamil Yamani (Australia), Yamashita + Kobayashi (Japan), Veronika Zajačiková (Czech Republic)

In Back Of The Real, organized By Necmi Sönmez

Accompanying Open Studios, In back of the real, organized by Necmi Sönmez, ISCP curator-in-residence, presents newly commissioned site-specific works by artists Uri Aran, Julien Bismuth, Katie Holten, Gereon Krebber, Luisa Rabbia, Tanja Roscic, Carolyn Salas, Ana Santos and Reed Seifer. In back of the real is a seminal poem written in 1954 by Allen Ginsberg. A ‘flower of industry’ survives in the poem despite its abandonment in front of a tank factory, reflecting the effects of industry on its surrounding environment. This exhibition is situated in ISCP’s gallery and throughout its immediate vicinity of industrial East Williamsburg, Brooklyn. Spaces adjacent to ISCP will become sites of artistic intervention for the exhibition namely under-recognized yet significant places, facades, street corners and small gardens.

Lecture by Luis Camnitzer

Luis Camnitzer will give a lecture that takes as its starting point a work of his from 1979 and subsequently unravels his ideas about nomenclature, games and the origin of art.

Luis Camnitzer is a Uruguayan artist living in the United States since 1964. He represented Uruguay in the Venice Biennial, 1988 and exhibited in the Whitney Biennial 2000 and Document XI among many others. His work is presently on view at The Museo del Barrio, New York. He is Professor Emeritus of the State University of New York. He is the author of several books concerning Latin American art and he was the recipient of the College Art Association’s 2011 Jewitt Mather Award for art criticism. His work is represented by Alexander Gray Associates, New York.

ISCP thanks the following contributors for their generous support: All About Automotive, NY; American Australian Association, NY; Australian Consulate General, NY; Austrian Cultural Forum, NY; Brooklyn Arts Council; Consulate General of Canada, NY; Consulate General of The Netherlands, NY; Consulate General of the Republic of Germany, NY; Czech Center, NY; Divine Mercy Roman Catholic Parish at Saint Nicholas Church, NY; Duvel Inc., NY; Flanders House, NY; French Cultural Services, NY; The Greenwich Collection, NY; Honorary Consulate General of Sweden, NY; Italian Cultural Institute, NY;  John Wm. Macy’s CheeseSticks, NJ; Mexican Cultural Institute, NY; National Endowment for the Arts, DC; New York City Department of Cultural Affairs; NYC Department of Parks and Recreation; NYC Parks GreenThumb; Olive St. Garden, NY; Open Space Alliance for North Brooklyn, NY; Powers St. Garden, NY; Royal Norwegian Consulate General, NY; Tom Cat Bakery, NY; Les Trois Petits Cochons, NY; St. Nicks Alliance, NY

Opening Reception: May 12, 2011, 7-9pm
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Exhibition
May 12–May 15, 2011

In back of the real

In back of the real is a seminal poem written in 1954 by Allen Ginsberg. A ‘flower of industry’ survives in the poem despite its abandonment in front of a tank factory, reflecting the effects of industry on its surrounding environment. This exhibition is situated in ISCP’s gallery and throughout its immediate vicinity of East Williamsburg, Brooklyn. ISCP’s building, a former factory, is located in an industrial area between warehouses, shops and different production sites. The neighborhood is characterized by an enigmatic relationship between its manual laborers and artist community, with an ‘invisible border’ between economic production and the artistic imaginary. The exhibition is organized by ISCP curator-in-residence Necmi Sönmez with participating artists Uri Aran, Julien Bismuth, Katie Holten, Gereon Krebber, Luisa Rabbia, Tanja Roscic, Carolyn Salas, Ana Santos and Reed Seifer.

Spaces adjacent to ISCP will become sites of artistic intervention for In back of the real namely under-recognized yet significant places, facades, street corners and small gardens. This exhibition bears witness to the extraordinary development and potential on the border of East Williamsburg and Bushwick, where the present condition is marked by extreme density and a defamiliarized population. The selected artists have been invited to respond to these conditions through newly commissioned site-specific works in order to present alternative strategies for community participation. The artists will also present related works in ISCP’s gallery.

In back of the real is the third installment in a year-long exhibition series that takes ISCP’s site of production – a historic printing factory – as the starting point to reflect on the changing nature and idea of work in society and how we define labor today. The first exhibition, Factory Makers, curated by Kari Conte, predominantly featured work by artists who address the impact of the world’s rapidly changing economies on new social and cultural realities. The following exhibition, pertaining to a profession proverbially energetic and nervous, curated by Sarah Demeuse, looked at particular considerations about the artist at work.

ISCP thanks the following contributors for their generous support: Brooklyn Arts Council, The Greenwich Collection, National Endowment for the Arts and New York City Department of Cultural Affairs.

Opening Reception: May 12, 2011, 7-9pm
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