ExhibitionApril 16–June 19, 2015
Beta-Local at ISCP: TODO TIPO DE FUEGO (All Kinds of Fire)
Since 2011, ISCP has also hosted an institution-in-residence. This annual residency was initiated to support cultural exchange by bringing an international perspective into a local context. This year, ISCP has invited Beta-Local, a non-profit arts organization based in San Juan, Puerto Rico, to be in residence at ISCP from April through June, and to take part in Open Studios.
Dedicated to supporting and promoting aesthetic thought and practice, Beta-Local has developed a project for ISCP titled TODO TIPO DE FUEGO (All Kinds of Fire), which the organization describes as a “playlist of documents, images, music, publications and public presentations.” ISCP’s gallery will be organized with several stations, each taking a different format according to a particular theme, and involving ISCP residents as well as New York City cultural practitioners.
Beta-Local is dedicated to supporting and promoting aesthetic thought and practice through various programs in San Juan including La Práctica: a nine month research and production program where a group coming from diverse disciplines work on a project from concept to presentation; The Harbor: a residency program for visiting international artists, architects, designers and other cultural producers who develop projects, workshops and offer lectures on a variety of subjects; and La Ivan Illich, an open non-curriculum school through which the participating public generates courses and workshops, either as resource or request.
TODO TIPO DE FUEGO playlists are selected by Melissa Álvarez Xiloj, Javier Arbona, Karenin Biaggi, Leticia Beatriz (Emilia Beatriz Muller-Ginorio & Julia Letitia Scott), Stephan Benchoam, Raimond Chaves & Gilda Mantilla, Ramiro Chávez, Celine Condorelli, Mike Cooter, Jorge González, Anahita Hekmat, Juan Luna Avin, Francis McKee, Laura Mergoni, Ana Maria Millán, Sofia Olascoaga, Omar Obdulio Peña Forty, Marina Reyes Franco / Museo La Ene, Beatriz Santiago Muñoz, Maria Scharrón, and Carla Zaccagnini, among many others.
Past TODO TIPO DE FUEGO programs at ISCP:
Saturday, April 25th, 4pm:
A public introduction to Beta-Local with guest collaborators Maria del Carmen Carrión, Elizabeth Hamby, Felipe Mujica, Hatuey Ramos Fermín, Jeanine Oleson, Andy Robert, and Johanna Unzueta. For this event, Beta-Local has invited a group of collaborators with a dual purpose: to introduce Beta-Local and for a series of short presentations focused on interests and influences essential to the collaborators’ work, although not visible or evident in their final projects.
Thursday, April 30th, 6:30pm:
Iván Illich: Stories, Ideas, Conviviality
Tuesday, May 12, 6:30pm:
AMÉRICA: Panel Discussion
Jorge González: Understory
TODO TIPO DE FUEGO is supported, in part, by public funds from the New York City Department of Cultural Affairs, in partnership with the City Council; and the New York State Council on the Arts with the support of Governor Andrew Cuomo and the New York State Legislature.