March 9, 2016, 11:00am - 12:30pm

Ground Floor Inauguration

The International Studio & Curatorial Program is pleased to announce the inauguration of its Ground Floor Program. Developed specifically for New York City-based artists, this innovative program offers workspace and professional development for eight artists who have each been offered a one-year residency. To celebrate this new initiative, ISCP is hosting a brunch for press, supporters, and participants on March 9, 11 am – 12:30 pm in the Rotunda of the Brooklyn Borough Hall.

The event will include distinguished guest speakers including Brooklyn Borough President Eric L. Adams, Councilman Antonio Reynoso, Assistant Commissioner from the Department of Cultural Affairs Kathleen Hughes, ISCP Board President Arthur Zegelbone, ISCP Executive Director Susan Hapgood, Ground Floor resident Correa-Carlo and Ground Floor resident Donald Hải Phú Daedalus.

While the International Studio & Curatorial Program has long supported the practices of artists from around the world, responding to their changing needs has always been at the fore of the organization’s mission. The institution felt the changing times in New York City as it was nudged from Tribeca, to Midtown Manhattan, to finally find an anchor in Brooklyn, where it has been located since 2008. At the same time artists, including ISCP alumni, have gradually been pushed out of New York City altogether as a result of the increasing real estate prices.

It was with these considerations, among others, that ISCP launched the Ground Floor Program for New York City-based artists. This selective subsidized studio and professional development program for emerging artists provides them with 24-hour studio access, the support of ISCP staff and connections to the organization’s vast NYC and international networks. Current residents are Naomi Campbell, Lourdes Correa-Carlo, Donald Hải Phú Daedalus, Nicole Franchy, Mark Hilton, Cheon Pyo Lee, Liutauras Psibilskis, and Maximiliano Siñani. While their practices vary widely from painting to multimedia and performance, most of them share the common aspect of having emigrated to the United States to make New York City their home.

This program is supported, in part, by public funds from the New York City Department of Cultural Affairs in partnership with the City Council. We would like to express our sincere gratitude as well to Yoko Ono and Lawrence and Alice Weiner for their significant support of the program.

For further information, please contact Houda Lazrak at hlazrak@iscp-nyc.org

11:00am - 12:30pm

February 23, 2016

Salon: Jean-Paul Kelly and Youngmin Kang

Youngmin Kang will speak about how his work reflects on Korean society through a playful approach to installation and sculpture. He is particularly interested in the highly capitalized city of Seoul and the effects of its mass production, education system, and urban development.

Jean-Paul Kelly will discuss his recent work in video, photography, and drawing, especially the installation Service of the goods (2013), the award winning video The Innocents (2014), and a new series of photographs produced while in residence at ISCP. His work seeks to address the depoliticized connotations of abstraction. Kelly is fascinated by the political and social potential of abstraction as it relates to other forms of representation aligned withreal-world documents, such as photojournalism, online image streams, documentary filmmaking and the interview.

This program is supported, in part, by New York State Council on the Arts with the support of Governor Andrew M. Cuomo and the New York State Legislature.

Participating Residents

February 16, 2016

Salon: Elaine Byrne and Claire Lambe

Elaine Byrne works with photography, sculpture, video and installation. She will present some of her previous work and introduce a new project undertaken during her six-month ISCP residency. Byrne will elaborate on how she employs overlooked histories, historical texts and artworks as a platform to mobilize history as it relates to current political and social issues.

Claire Lambe will present her work Why would anyone want to stop crying?, an ongoing research project that investigates a British military program that she participated in during the 1980’s in Japan. This survival-social experiment put her in the wilderness of Okinawa for three months with a group of strangers to fend for themselves. Linked to this era, she will also show clips from the films of Ulrike Ottinger.

This program is supported, in part, by New York State Council on the Arts with the support of Governor Andrew M. Cuomo and the New York State Legislature.

Participating Residents