ExhibitionSeptember 14–October 18, 2011
Stefanos Tsivopoulos: Borrowed Knowledge
ISCP announces the second show in its inaugural series of solo exhibitions. Borrowed Knowledge is a poetic investigation into memory and imagination by ISCP artist-in-residence Stefanos Tsivopoulos. In 2011, ISCP launched an annual initiative to offer three ISCP residents and one ISCP alum the space, time and challenge to produce new works and to engage with the context of their presentation.
Borrowed Knowledge is a show in two parts: The Blind Image and The Public Library of Borrowed Knowledge. The show takes as its starting point an investigation into the construction of visual history and its relation to images and history’s claim to truth through two multifaceted works. The Blind Image brings together the film Amnesialand (2010), the artist’s most recent film Blind Image, a series of photos and display of books. The Public Library of Borrowed Knowledge will attempt to open up a participatory dialogue relating to the idea of knowledge production and cultural translation, initiating a collective working process for subsequent presentations.
Stefanos Tsivopoulos (born 1973, Prague) graduated from the Gerrit Rietveld Academie Amsterdam in 2002, and received his Masters from Sandberg Institute Amsterdam in 2004. He participated in residencies at the Rijksakademie van beeldenden kunst, Amsterdam; Platform Garanti, Istanbul; and IASPIS, Stockholm. Recent solo shows include Amnesialand, Heidelberg Kunstverein; The Real The Story The Storyteller, Smart Project Space, Amsterdam; and Lost Monument, Art Forum, Berlin. Group shows include Manifesta 8, Murcia; 1st Athens Biennale; Witte de With, Rotterdam; BFI Southbank, London; Centre Pompidou, Paris; Kunsthalle Fridericianum, Kassel; ev+a Biennial, Limerick; ACF, New York; Museum of Contemporary Art, Athens; Centre Photographique d’lle, Paris; and Essl Museum, Vienna.
This exhibition is accompanied by a publication with texts by Sanne Oorthuizen and Matteo Lucchetti.
ISCP thanks the following contributors for their generous support: Brooklyn Arts Council, The Greenwich Collection, National Endowment for the Arts, New York City Department of Cultural Affairs and Stichting Fonds voor Beeldende Kunsten Vormegiving en Bouwkunst, The Netherlands.