September 27, 2011

Salon: Paul Murnaghan and Robert Salanda

For his Salon, Irish artist Paul Murnaghan will present a diverse body of projects, his process and resulting works. His talk will feature extracts from his current video project inspired by a letter written by Laura Huxley after her husband’s (Aldous) death in 1963. The work considers the concept of “a good death” as articulated by a group of New York teenagers. Murnaghan’s studio will be open where he will display several ontological notes in the form of spontaneously constructed objects made during his ISCP residency.

Situated between belief, knowledge, and faith, and drawing on the generosity of exchange, Paul Murnaghan’s practice investigates fragmentary points of intersection between things spiritual, scientific and psychological. His work considers an aesthetic of emphatic belief and frequently attempts to reinhabit thinking that has lost contemporary credibility. The results of these actions manifest through a multitude of forms and disciplines, often including curating.

Robert Salanda’s practice could be described as expanding and questioning the character and limits of different artistic forms. For his Salon, Salanda will present works that he has made during his ISCP residency, including abstract acrylic paintings on paper and three-dimensional objects inspired by pop-up books and based on his own paintings.

Robert Salanda was born in Czech Republic. He currently lives and works in Prague. He works in various media, but mainly focuses on painting. His work has been shown in Prague, Dresden, Berlin and New York.

Participating Residents

September 14–October 18, 2011

Stefanos Tsivopoulos: Borrowed Knowledge

ISCP announces the second show in its inaugural series of solo exhibitions. Borrowed Knowledge is a poetic investigation into memory and imagination by ISCP artist-in-residence Stefanos Tsivopoulos. In 2011, ISCP launched an annual initiative to offer three ISCP residents and one ISCP alum the space, time and challenge to produce new works and to engage with the context of their presentation.

Borrowed Knowledge is a show in two parts: The Blind Image and The Public Library of Borrowed Knowledge. The show takes as its starting point an investigation into the construction of visual history and its relation to images and history’s claim to truth through two multifaceted works. The Blind Image brings together the film Amnesialand (2010), the artist’s most recent film Blind Image, a series of photos and display of books. The Public Library of Borrowed Knowledge will attempt to open up a participatory dialogue relating to the idea of knowledge production and cultural translation, initiating a collective working process for subsequent presentations.

Stefanos Tsivopoulos (born 1973, Prague) graduated from the Gerrit Rietveld Academie Amsterdam in 2002, and received his Masters from Sandberg Institute Amsterdam in 2004. He participated in residencies at the Rijksakademie van beeldenden kunst, Amsterdam; Platform Garanti, Istanbul; and IASPIS, Stockholm. Recent solo shows include Amnesialand, Heidelberg Kunstverein; The Real The Story The Storyteller, Smart Project Space,  Amsterdam; and Lost Monument, Art Forum, Berlin. Group shows include Manifesta 8, Murcia; 1st Athens Biennale; Witte de With, Rotterdam; BFI Southbank, London; Centre Pompidou, Paris; Kunsthalle Fridericianum, Kassel; ev+a Biennial, Limerick; ACF, New York; Museum of Contemporary Art, Athens; Centre Photographique d’lle, Paris; and Essl Museum, Vienna.

This exhibition is accompanied by a publication with texts by Sanne Oorthuizen and Matteo Lucchetti.

ISCP thanks the following contributors for their generous support: Brooklyn Arts Council, The Greenwich Collection, National Endowment for the Arts, New York City Department of Cultural Affairs and Stichting Fonds voor Beeldende Kunsten Vormegiving en Bouwkunst, The Netherlands.

Opening Reception: Sep 14, 2011, 6-8pm
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Participating Residents

September 6, 2011

Salon: Laura F. Gibellini

For her salon, Laura F. Gibellini will share her ideas about the nature of art and will also stage a presentation of a poem written as a response to a series of her work. The poem, Variations on a Domestic Interior by Mary Di Lucia, is significant as it led Gibellini to a deeper understanding of her own work.

Laura F. Gibellini lives and works in New York City and Madrid. She uses different media to address concerns related to the construction of place(s). She holds a PhD in Contemporary Art Theory from Complutense University of Madrid.

Participating Residents