November 17, 2015

Panel Discussion: Taking Up Space: Artist and Community as Co-Creators

In collaboration with the Hudson Valley Center for Contemporary Art (HVCCA)

Participants: Liene Bosque, Peekskill Project 6 artist; Saskia Janssen (ISCP resident) and George Korsmit, Peekskill Project 6 artists; Emilie Nilsson, Organizer and head curator, Peekskill Project 6; Naomi Hersson-Ringskog, Executive Director, No Longer Empty; Todd Shalom, Founder and Director, Elastic City; Mishiba Taylor, Bohlmann Tower Resident, beautician and participant in Welcome Stranger.

This panel discussion will focus on community-based art projects, investigating the role that artists, communities and organizations play in socially-driven work. Panel participants will discuss the critical and reflexive potential of public projects, while questioning the capacity, obstacles and impact of participatory and socially engaged works today. The talk will use Peekskill, New York as a point of departure in a broader conversation addressing the role of contemporary art in everyday life and the value of integrating art within urban communities in meaningful ways.

Taking Up Space, a nomadic series of four panel discussions, is organized to coincide with the 6th edition of the Peekskill Project, the Hudson Valley Center for Contemporary Art’s citywide public art festival devoted to bringing contemporary art out of the museum and into the community. This series of talks will run throughout the duration of the festival, September through December 2015, and will be hosted by several institutions in New York City and Peekskill, including ISCP, HVCCA and The Clemente/Artists Alliance Inc.

Participating Residents

November 13, 2015–June 1, 2016


Staging takes the form of seven successive micro-exhibitions from November 2015 to June 2016, each presenting a project by a single artist developed with a curator from the Class of 2016 at the Center for Curatorial Studies, Bard College (CCS Bard). A square white platform in the center of the ISCP first floor project space orients each artist’s contribution to the program. This structure stages the individual exhibitions in space, establishing an environment to work within and around, which activates the room itself. Presentations of work by both ISCP residents and New York City-based artists, which can include commissions, previously existing work, or some combination therein, will occupy the space with a new exhibition each month.

Organized by Benjamin Austin, Christian Camacho-Light, Rosario Güiraldes, Emma James, Humberto Moro, Yanhan Peng and Rachael Rakes from the Center for Curatorial Studies, Bard College.

Stage #1: Mario Navarro, Forms of Otherness, curated by Humberto Moro,
November 13 – December 10, 2015
Stage #2: Zhangbolong Liu, The Absence and Presence of a Cat, curated by Yanhan Peng,
December 12, 2015 – January 15, 2016
Stage #3: Nobutaka Aozaki, Transportation, curated by Rachael Rakes,
January 27 – February 12, 2016
Stage #4: Joel Dean, First Person Problems, curated by Benjamin Austin
February 18 – March 9, 2016
Stage #5: Alejandro Cesarco, Untitled (With Booklet #16), curated by Rosario Güiraldes
March 17 – April 6, 2016
Stage #6: Lourdes Correa-Carlo, Down-Below, curated by Christian Camacho-Light
April 14 – May 6, 2016
Stage #7: Astrid Myntekær, Nocturn, curated by Emma James
May 12 – June 2, 2016

Opening Reception: Mar 17, 2016, 6-8pm
Open Hours: Wednesday–Friday, 12–6pm

Participating Residents

Open Studios
November 13–November 14, 2015

Fall Open Studios 2015

The International Studio and Curatorial Program (ISCP) Fall Open Studios is a two-day exhibition of international contemporary art. The thirty-five artists and curators from fifteen 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 the creative process than ever before. ISCP invites the public to studio visits to experience art in its place of origin and to share conversations with artists and curators from all over the world.

The group exhibition, Aqueous Earth, will be open and on view in the second floor gallery space. Artists: Allora & Calzadilla, Lara Almarcegui, Brandon Ballengée, Dylan Gauthier, Brooke Singer and Pinar Yoldas. Curator: Kari Conte.

In addition, a new micro-exhibition venue in the first-floor project space, organized by a group of seven curators from the Center for Curatorial Studies, Bard College (CCS), launches during Open Studios weekend. The first of seven exhibitions features work by Mario Navarro.

Artists and curators participating in Open Studios:

Tony Albert (Australia), Henni Alftan (Finland), Iliana Antonova (Canada), Julie Béna (France), Carl Boutard (Sweden), Elaine Byrne (Ireland), Naomi Campbell (United States), Lourdes Correa-Carlo (United States), Donald Hải Phú Daedalus (United States), Sara Eliassen (Norway), Nicole Franchy (United States and Peru), Dylan Gauthier (United States),  Hulda Guzmán (Dominican Republic), Mark Hilton (United States), Jytte Høy (Denmark), Saskia Janssen ( The Netherlands), Sophie Jung (Luxembourg), Jean-Paul Kelly (Canada), Aleksander Komarov (Germany), Lilian Kreutzberger ( The Netherlands), Mårten Lange (Sweden), So Yoon Lym (United States), Pepe Mar (United States), Ingo Mittelstaedt (Germany), Roger Mortimer (New Zealand), Bastian Muhr (Germany), Astrid Myntekær (Denmark), Anne Neukamp (Germany), Natalie Hope O’Donnell (Norway), Liutauras Psibilskis (United States), Aviva Rahmani (United States), Maruša Sagadin (Austria), Annesofie Sandal (Denmark), Jacolby Satterwhite (United States), Maximiliano Siñani (United States and Bolivia)

ISCP thanks the following contributors for their generous support and sponsorship of the Fall Open Studios:

Alfred Kordelin Foundation, Finland; The Andy Warhol Foundation for the Visual Arts, United States; Arts Council of Ireland, Ireland; Australia Council for the Arts, Australia; Austrian Cultural Forum, New York; Bundeskanzleramt Österreich/Kunstsektion (BKA), Austria; Brooklyn Brewery, United States; The Canada Council for the Arts, Canada; ColArt Americas, Inc., United States; Conseil des Arts et des Lettres du Québec, Canada; Consulate General of Denmark, New York; Consulate General of the Federal Republic of Germany, New York; Consulate General of Finland, New York; Consulate General of the Netherlands, New York; Consulate General of Sweden, New York; Danish Agency for Culture, Denmark; Danish Arts Foundation, Denmark; Davidoff Art Initiative, Switzerland; Edward Steichen Award Luxembourg; Salomon Foundation, France; The Governing Mayor of Berlin Senate Chancellery, Germany; The Greenwich Collection, United States; Hasselblad Foundation, Sweden; International Artists Studio Program in Sweden (IASPIS), Sweden; James Wallace Arts Trust, New Zealand; Kulturstiftung des Freistaates Sachsen, Germany; Lawrence and Alice Weiner, United States; Mondriaan Fonds, The Netherlands; National Endowment for the Arts, United States; New York City Department of Cultural Affairs in partnership with the City Council, Speaker Melissa Mark-Viverito and Antonio Reynoso, Council Member, 34th District, United States; New York State Council on the Arts; Niedersächsisches Ministerium für Wissenschaft und Kultur, Germany; Office for Contemporary Art (OCA), Norway; The Pollock-Krasner Foundation, Inc., United States; The Real Estate Group CITIC Capital Holdings Ltd., United States; Royal Norwegian Consulate General, New York; Sherry and Joel Mallin Family Foundation, United States; Toby Devan Lewis Foundation, United States; Winsor & Newton, United States; Yoko Ono, United States.

Solber Pupusas Food Truck will be at ISCP Open Studios on Friday, November 13 from 6-9pm. Have dinner at ISCP!

Opening Reception: Nov 13, 2015, 6-9pm
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