July 17, 2019, 6–9pm

Summer Open House

The International Studio & Curatorial Program (ISCP) announces the second edition of Summer Open House, an evening of live performances and studio presentations.

ISCP celebrates New York City’s long and breezy summer evenings by inviting visitors to engage in conversations about international contemporary art with arts professionals from around the world. This event features indoor and outdoor components in ISCP’s loft building on the border of Bushwick and Williamsburg. Founded in 1994 and now its 25th year, ISCP was established to support the creative advancement of an international community of artists and curators in New York City.

Summer Open House will include three live performances curated by Hsiang Huang (Curator and CEO, Yu-Hsiu Museum of Art, Taiwan) with assistance from Alexia Pierre. From 6:15-7:00pm, artists Paolo Bini, Joshua Liebowitz and Honkasalo-Niemi-Virtanen will present new performance works outdoors on the loading dock of ISCP. Rhythmic and fluid, the performances are choreographed around three points of entry and exit. Each performance will articulate a new form of exchange and dialogue, engendering audience participation through the use of objects, spoken word or physical gestures.

The 37 artists and curators from 23 countries in residence at ISCP will open their studios to the public from 7-9pm.

6:15-7pm: Performances by Paolo Bini, Joshua Liebowitz and Honkasalo-Niemi-Virtanen
7-9pm: Resident studios open to the public

Summer Open House participating artists and curators: Mohammed Faraj Al-Suwaidi (Qatar), Matilda Aslizadeh (Canada), Stephanie Jane Burt (Singapore), Danilo Correale (United States/Italy), Simone Couto (United States/Brazil), Furen Dai (United States/China), Conrad Egyir (Ghana/United States), Charlotte Eifler (Germany), Mariajosé Fernández-Plenge (United States/Peru), Helene Førde (Norway), Anna Frost (Denmark), Jude Griebel (Canada/United States), Katharina Gruzei (Austria), Johannes Heldén (Sweden), Duy Hoàng (Vietnam/United States), Allard Van Hoorn (The Netherlands), Hsiang Huang (Taiwan), Maija Kurševa (Latvia), Bárbara Perea Legorreta (Mexico), Sonia Leimer (Italy/Austria), Joshua Liebowitz (United States), Yi-Hsuan Lin (Taiwan/Brazil), Gerald Ralph Tawanda Machona (Zimbabwe), Fritjof Mangerich (Germany), Maria Meinild (Denmark/Sweden), Kristina Melbø Valvik (Norway), Sophia Naess (United States), Julie Ann Nagle (United States), Alison Nguyen (United States), Sarah Pichlkostner (Austria), Oleksiy Radynski (Ukraine), belit sağ (Turkey), Walter Scott (Canada), Esther Tielemans (The Netherlands) and Honkasalo-Niemi-Virtanen (Finland).

Summer Open House is hosted by ISCP’s Young Patrons, a dynamic new group that offers unique contemporary art events and programming, and provides support for institutional programs and operations. For further information and details on how to be involved, please contact youngpatrons@iscp-nyc.org.

ISCP thanks all of the generous collaboration and funding of residency sponsors and supporters.

This program is also supported, in part, by Foundation for Contemporary Arts Emergency Grant; Grimm Artisanal Ales; Greenwich Collection Ltd.; Hartfield Foundation; Jane Farver Memorial Fund; Lambent Foundation Fund of Tides Foundation; National Endowment for the Arts; New York City Department of Cultural Affairs, in partnership with the City Council; New York State Council on the Arts with the support of Governor Andrew M. Cuomo and the New York State Legislature; Stavros Niarchos Foundation (SNF); and The Andy Warhol Foundation for the Visual Arts.


July 2, 2019, 6:30–8pm

Artists at Work: Matilda Aslizadeh and belit sağ

Matilda Aslizadeh will screen her 2018 video installation Moly and Kassandra, following this she will discuss the research, concerns and motifs that drive this project. The work deals with themes of neoliberalism, economic policy, divination and agency. She will also present the current project she is working on at ISCP, which further explores these issues and is tentatively titled Possession.

belit sağ will present Der L., a work in progress. This title refers to the archival term “the lender.” The video installation is concerned with issues of conserving archives, archival absence as a starting point, and re-enactment as a form of reactivating the archive. She will read excerpts from her own writing and will present her research through images and sound.

This program is supported, in part, by Canada Council for the Arts; Hartfield Foundation; ISCP Alumni Fund; New York City Department of Cultural Affairs, in partnership with the City Council; New York State Council on the Arts with the support of Governor Andrew M. Cuomo and the New York State Legislature; and Stavros Niarchos Foundation (SNF).


Participating Residents