April 8, 2014

Salon: Artan Hajrullahu and Alketa Ramaj

Artan Hajrullahu will present and discuss a series of drawings. Hajrullahu’s drawings are preoccupied by themes of everyday life and depict quotidian scenes and memories of the artist’s childhood, where the relationship between human beings and household objects tell poetic stories.

Alketa Ramaj will screen a recent video project and also present a small number of recent drawings. The video depicts a couple whose relationship seems like a monotonous cycle but is actually one of silent conflict, insecurity, and domination.

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March 18, 2014

Salon: Terike Haapoja and Anouk Kruithof

Using three large-scale research projects, Terike Haapoja will critically investigate the material and political conditions of our human-centric worldview. The installation Closed Circuit – Open Duration, last seen in the Nordic Pavilion at the 55th Venice Biennale, uses scientific technologies to create a garden where human and non-human processes meet. The Party of Others is an ongoing political intervention looking at the structures of discrimination in the core of democracy, while The Museum of The History of Others looks at world history from the perspective of other species.

Anouk Kruithof will discuss two of her most recent projects: Pixel-stress and Every Thing is Wave which were initiated during her first ISCP residency in March and April of 2013. Both projects address troubling aspects of contemporary Western culture: surveillance technology, the financial crisis, and power structures as well as more general existential issues of modern life including stress, pressure, dreams, social status, feelings of alienation resulting from technological development, and insanity.

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February 27–April 8, 2014

Maria Rapicavoli: A Cielo Aperto

A Cielo Aperto is a solo exhibition by ISCP artist-in-residence Maria Rapicavoli.

A Cielo Aperto, an Italian idiomatic expression that can be translated to “Open Sky” contextualizes Rapicavoli’s current and long-term artistic research while seeking to open, and therefore disclose, Sicily’s sky as a space occupied by military forces.

The exhibition pivots around a newly commissioned site-specific installation that juxtaposes a large-scale photograph of Sicily’s sky with a series of details from a disassembled military map that the artist acquired from a soldier. It will be accompanied by two sets of video works and photographs that investigate the economic and political ties between Sicily and the United States.

A free catalog will be published for the exhibition with a commissioned text by Soyoung Yoon, Assistant Professor of Visual Studies, Eugene Lang College, The New School and Joanne Cassullo Faculty Fellow at the Whitney Museum of American Art Independent Study Program. The exhibition is organized by Kari Conte, Director of Programs and Exhibitions with Shinnie Kim, Programs Manager.

Maria Rapicavoli lives and works in New York. She has recently completed the Lower Manhattan Cultural Council (LMCC) Residency Program and was a fellow in the Whitney Independent Study Program. She received her MA in Fine Art from Goldsmiths College University, London in 2005 and her BA from the Academy of Fine Arts, Catania in 2001. She is the recipient of numerous grants and prizes including the NCTM e l’arte. She was nominated for the Talent Prize in Italy and she received the DEMO/Movin’UP grant in 2011.

Opening Reception: Feb 26, 2014, 7-9pm
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