Offsite Project
February 25–April 16, 2015

Laura F. Gibellini: Notes on a Working Space

El Museo de Los Sures and the International Studio & Curatorial Program (ISCP) are pleased to present the residency and exhibition by artist and ISCP alumna Laura F. Gibellini.

Notes on a Working Space is conceived as a residency in which Laura F. Gibellini will explore specific components of her artistic practice in relation to the built environment. Gibellini’s installation in the gallery will reflect the environmental conditions as well as transitional nature of South Williamsburg, Brooklyn, where Los Sures is located. The residency will be used to explore impermanence, invisibility and the difficulties of representing the fluid nature of a particular place. The work incorporates Gibellini’s writing, drawing and video.Notes on a Working Space reflects on the gaps implicit in representation and on how that which is irrepresentable (the air, the ocean) remains unacknowledged and that which is unacknowledged remains un-thinkable. It is this ‘unthinkability’ and the possibility of imagining the irrepresentable that Gibellini is most interested in documenting.

Laura F. Gibellini’s recently completed DOM (Variations) a permanent public art installation for three subway stations in New York City that inspired the subsequent solo show De Rerum Natura , Slowtrack, Madrid, (2014). Her recent solo and group performative lectures and projects include Constructing a Place, ICI, New York (2013); Muestras de Archivo, Matadero, Madrid (2012); Variations on a Landscape, asm28, Madrid (2011); YANS & RETO, Anthology Film Archives, New York (2011); Night of Festivals 2012, Nottingham (2012); Video Guerrilha, Urban Space Projections, Sao Paolo, (2011). Gibellini’s first book Construyendo un Lugar /Constructing a Place was published by Complutense Universtiy of Madrid in 2012.

El Museo de Los Sures was born by a partnership between Los Sures with Cornell University and Churches United for Fair Housing to preserve the history of the neighborhood’s residents. This exhibition is the fifth collaboration between Los Sures and ISCP.

This program is supported, in part, by public funds from the New York City Department of Cultural Affairs in partnership with the City Council, Speaker Mark-Viverito and Antonio Reynoso, Council Member, 34th District, Int|AR, Milton and Sally Avery Arts Foundation, National Endowment for the Arts, New York State Council on the Arts, and Slowtrack.

El Museo de Los Sures
120 South 1st Street, Brooklyn, NY

February 24, 2015

Salon: Isabelle Dyckerhoff and Nina Annabelle Märkl

Isabelle Dyckerhoff will present a selection of works she has realized in recent years and will discuss how she develops her paintings. She will also speak about the work she created at ISCP which questions how minimal a painting can be while still functioning as an art work.

Nina Annabelle Märkl will reflect on the content and development of her work that ranges from small drawings to installations. She combines steel and objects in her sculptural drawings that refer to specific spatial settings, and also reference the diorama, panorama or the cabinet of curiosities.

February 10, 2015

Salon: Jana Kapelová and Doruntina Kastrati

Jana Kapelová will present several past works that engage participants in self-realization and subversive strategies. Her artworks reflect an interest in institutional critique, from cultural and political vantage points, and a philosophical concern for the ways in which individuals bypass or transform (dysfunctional) social systems and thereby arrive at self-realization. 

Doruntina Kastrati will speak about a personal story, and how she incorporates the phenomenon of destroyed cities into her installation-based work. Through her work she recreates the atmosphere of neighborhoods and cities once inhabited.

Participating Residents