Open Studios
November 7–November 9, 2014

Fall Open Studios 2014

The International Studio & Curatorial Program (ISCP) Fall Open Studios is a three-day exhibition of international contemporary art. The 34 artists and curators from 22 countries currently in residence present work in their studios. The studio is a generative space – part production site, office, laboratory and situation – and it can be argued that it is more significant today for artistic process than ever before. Open Studios invites the public to 34 “studio visits” to experience art in its place of origin and to share conversations with artists from all over the world. Visitors will have access over the three days to international contemporary art practices in a studio setting as well as through ISCP’s 20th anniversary alumni exhibition.

Alongside Open Studios and through January 30th, 2015 ISCP presents the exhibition New York Stories: Twenty Years of ISCP. This exhibition, organized on the occasion of ISCP’s 20th anniversary, includes work by 17 ISCP alumni that – in the broadest sense – considers the global city of New York from the perspective of an artist-in-residence. Artists: Balam Bartolomé, Taysir Batniji, Maura Biava, Christine Coenon, Jacqueline Doyen, Patrick Hamilton, Laura Horelli, Anna Jermolaewa, Anouk Kruithof, Kakyoung Lee, Marklinger + Waerndt, Max Pam, Bundith Phunsombatlert, Karen Elaine Spencer, Axel Topfer, Christoph Weber, and Yamashita + Kobayashi.

Artists and curators participating in Open Studios: Jo-Anne Balcaen (Canada), Randi Grov Berger (Norway), Melanie Bonajo (The Netherlands), Peggy Buth (Germany), Chun-Yi Chang (Taiwan), Claudia Chaseling (Germany), Burak Delier (Turkey), Jeff Desom (Luxembourg), Polibio Díaz (Dominican Republic), Saara Ekström (Finland), Gianfranco Foschino (Chile), Hyon Gyon (South Korea), Toulu Hassani (Germany), Allard van Hoorn (The Netherlands), Yinling Hsu (Taiwan), Emre Hüner (Turkey), Dominique Hurth (Germany), Ivan Ivanovski (Macedonia), Anna Jermolaewa (Austria) Staš Kleindienst (Slovenia), Lilian Kreutzberger (The Netherlands), Véronique Leblanc (Canada), Jae Hoon Lee (New Zealand) Kristina Matousch (Sweden), Nova Milne (Australia), Simon Dybbroe Møller (Denmark), Marzena Nowak (Poland), Rolf Nowotny (Denmark), Asae Soya (Japan) Kwok Hin Tang (Hong Kong), Lotta Törnroth (Sweden), Alexander Tovborg (Denmark), Tori Wrånes (Norway), Yuri Yim (South Korea)

ISCP thanks the following contributors for their generous support

The American-Australian Association, NY; Austrian Cultural Forum, NY; The Consulate General of Denmark, NY; Consulate General of Finland, NY; Consulate General of Sweden, NY; Duvel Inc., NY; The Greenwich Collection, NY; National Endowment for the Arts, Washington, DC; New York City Council District 34, NY; New York State Council on the Arts, NY; New York City Department of Cultural Affairs, NY; Milton and Sally Avery Arts Foundation, NY; Québec Government Office, NY; Royal Norwegian Consulate General, NY

Opening Reception: Nov 07, 2014, 6-9pm
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October 21, 2014

Salon: Polibio Díaz and Dominique Hurth

Polibio Díaz will present previous work as well as the documentation of his latest performance that took place at ISCP. During his residency, he has been working on an “archaeological inventory” of things he has encountered 
in his studio, neighborhood and elsewhere that he deconstructs into a different medium. He will also speak about his experience teaching photography to public school students in Brooklyn.

In the formats of exhibitions, editions and readings, Dominique Hurth is interested in the framing and reading of objects and historical events. During her residency at ISCP, Hurth has been investigating early cyanotypes, focusing on the figure of Anna Atkins, who produced the first book photographically illustrated. In Hurth’s studio, the first synthetic color became a quest, together with instruments that measure the hues of the sky, a replica of Talbot’s printing establishment, and other words and objects that take their origin through several encounters in the archives of the Metropolitan Museum of Art, the Smithsonian Institute Archives, the International Center of Photography and the private collection of Hans Kraus Jr.

Participating Residents

October 7, 2014

Salon: Natasa Kokic and Dominik Lang

Natasa Kokic will present her recent charcoal drawings produced while in residency at ISCP which employ images from history and science to portray transformations in culture and their effect on society. Her work generally focuses on landscape in contemporary society; she creates fictional places that have diverse meanings.

In his installations, Dominik Lang rethinks the modernist tradition, combining it with contemporary modes of presentation. Besides exhibiting the very artworks, he is also aware of their spatial connections so that the exhibition mode becomes part of the game.

Participating Residents