ISCP TalkJune 7, 2011
Salon at Olive Street Garden: Elmar Hermann and Firoz Mahmud
ISCP Salon at Olive Street Garden Corner of Olive and Powers Streets, Brooklyn, New York. Limited seating is available, please arrive early to guarantee a place
Firoz Mahmud Lecture
Elmar Hermann will organize a preview of the book Apogee, a compilation of solitude, ecology and recreation and the second publication by artist group nüanS, forthcoming by Revolver Publishing in June 2011. Featuring work by Jessica Gispert, Louise Lawler, Suzanne Thornton, Michael H Shamberg & and special guests from his turtle salon.
7:05pm Dolly Freed reading
7:30pm Glen Rubsamen reading
8:00pm Music by Kris Parbon & Humberto José Castello (Animal Tropical)
nüans, an artist collective including Elmar Hermann has invited 80 artists and theorists to contribute to various topics related to the theme of islands/isolation. Apogee is the place in the universe that is the most distant to the earth and is a mathematical quantity and allegory for absolute seclusion. For one evening, selected artists connected to the book will have the opportunity to present their ideas at this very special location, a community garden.
nüans is an artist collective organized by Anna Heidenhain, Elmar Hermann and Maki Umehara in Istanbul and Düsseldorf. Instead of being fixed to one place, nüans looks for locations that fit the context of each specific intention. Their projects are interdisciplinary in order to bring about an exchange of ideas between a wide array of collaborators.
Firoz Mahmud will speak about his work in several media including installation, Layapa Art (a Bangladeshi stencil technique), Urgency of Proximate Drawing (NinKI: UoPD), text, video and photographs which are based on Bangladeshi socio-political culture, myth, tradition and pop culture.
Firoz Mahmud (born Khulna, Bangladesh) graduated from received a BFA from Dhaka University, an MFA from Tama Art University and a PhD from Tokyo University of the Arts. He attended Rijksakademie Van Beeldende Kunsten, Amsterdam. He has shown his work in group exhibitions including the Aichi Triennal, Aichi, Japan; Sharjah Biennale, Dubai, UAE; Cairo Biennale, Cairo, Egypt; Echigo-Tsumari Art Triennal, Echigo-Tsumar, Japan; Asian Art Biennale Bangladesh, Dhaka; Kunsthaus Tacheles, Berlin, Germany; Rochester Contemporary, New York; Sovereign Art Foundation, Hong Kong; S.M.A.K., Ghent, Belgium; Witte de With, Rotterdam, The Netherlands; Rijksakademie VBK, Amsterdam and Metropolitan-Gallery Mostings Hus, Frederiksberg, Denmark.