Offsite Project
June 19, 2013–May 15, 2014

Gabriela Galván: Aquatic Random

The International Studio & Curatorial Program (ISCP) and the New York City Department of Transportation’s (DOT) Art Program are pleased to announce Aquatic Random, a temporary art installation on Richmond Terrace at the Staten Island Ferry Terminal by artist Gabriela Galván.

Since the Staten Island Ferry Terminal is a place of transition both physically and mentally for workers, tourists and commuters, Galván used boat parts and navigation accessories as sculptural elements to generate contemplation about the ways people interact with water. The artist further examined and reflected upon issues of global warming, varying cultural uses of water, and individual spectator’s personal involvement with water. Referencing the migration of people and birds through these ever­ changing waterways, Aquatic Random is evocative of the interactions between man­ made landscape and nature.

Gabriela Galván’s work is cross­disciplinary and includes installation, video, drawing, sculpture, design and performance. She works in public spaces, interacting with diverse communities. Her work has been shown internationally with exhibitions at On Gallery/ Mediations Poznan Art Biennale, Poznan; Zacheta National Gallery of Art, Warsaw; Awangarda Contemporary Art Gallery, Wroclaw; Museo Nacional de Arte Reina Sofía, Madrid; Kuenstlerhaus Bethanien; Berlin; Isola Art Center, Milan; Apeejay Media Gallery, Delhi; Umeda Sky Building, Osaka; and White Columns, New York. Galván has also exhibited at the Museo Tamayo, Museo de Arte Moderno and Sala de Arte Púlblico Siqueiros in her native Mexico City.

The New York City Department of Transportation launched the Art Program in October 2008 to invigorate the City’s streetscapes with engaging temporary art installations. The Program partners with community organizations and artists to present murals, sculptures, projections, and performances on public property such as plazas, fences, barriers, footbridges, and sidewalks.

Special thanks to Boston Family Boating, Mexican Cultural Institute of New York, Neo Cabinetry LLC, Polyform U.S. and Aimée and Roberto De Servitje for their support.

Staten Island Ferry Terminal
Richmond Plaza, Staten Island

Current and Upcoming Events & Exhibitions

ISCP Talk
May 21, 2013

Salon: Nicolas Provost

Nicolas Provost will present some of his recent video works that deal with the relation between visual art and the cinematic experience. He will discuss his ideas and creative process of his Plot Point Trilogy which he filmed in New York, Las Vegas and Tokyo and his experience with the film industry through the making of his first feature film The Invader.

Nicolas Provost (born in Ronse, Belgium) lives and works in Brussels following 10 years in Norway. His films have been exhibited worldwide and have earned awards and screenings at prestigious festivals including the Sundance Film Festival, Venice Film Festival, Berlinale, San Sebastian Film Festival and Locarno Film Festival. Solo exhibitions include The Seattle Art Museum; Musée d’art moderne et contemporain, Strasbourg, France; Tim Van Laere Gallery, Antwerp, Belgium; and Haunch of Venison, London. His award-winning first feature film The Invader had its world premiere at the Venice Film Festival 2011.

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Offsite Project
May 21, 2013–April 6, 2014

Petros Chrisostomou: Sky Feather

The International Studio & Curatorial Program (ISCP) and the New York City Department of Transportation’s (DOT) Art Program are pleased to announce Sky Feather, a temporary art installation on the median between 124th and 125th Streets and Lennox Avenue, Manhattan by artist Petros Chrisostomou.

Sky Feather stands inside the median, pointing vertically toward the sky. This sculpture is symbolic of the remains of a journey; a remnant left behind. Its monumental size contrasts the fragile and weightless nature of feathers. As with Chrisostomou’s past work, here he considers object/context relationships. He often aims to extract objects from their usual settings positioning them in alternate environments, playing with scale in order to subvert or reaffirm their social positioning.

Petros Chrisostomou (born 1981, London, UK) lives and works in New York. He was a resident at the International Studio & Curatorial Program (ISCP) and the winner of The Red Mansion Art Prize, Beijing. His work has been shown internationally with exhibitions at Museo De Arte De Sinaloa, Culiacán; Musée de Design et D’art Appliques, Lausanne; Xippas Gallery, Geneva; International Biennial of Photography, Montevideo; Spring Projects, London; The Photographers Gallery, London; EMST National Museum of Contemporary Art, Athens; and 3rd Beijing International Art Biennial, British Pavilion, Beijing.

This project is being produced through the pARTners track of the DOT Urban Art Program and is the third collaboration between the agency and the International Studio & Curatorial Program.

NYC DOT Urban Art Program:
Launched in October 2008, DOT’s Urban Art Program invigorates the city’s streetscapes with engaging temporary art installations. It partners with community-based organizations and artists to present murals, sculptures, projections, and performances on plazas, fences, barriers, bridges, and sidewalks for up to 11 months. Projects are presented within three program tracks: pARTners, Barrier Beautification, and Arterventions.

Median between 124th and 125th Streets and Lennox Avenue, Manhattan

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