March 27, 2012

Salon: Mono Schwarz-Kogelnik & Patrick Tuttofuoco

Mono Schwarz-Kogelnik will discuss his X90 drawing series. The X90 Project is a series of 450 works on paper executed over 16 months. The works are conceived of as five sets of 90 works, with each of the 90 being a variation of the same image. The source image is a microscopic enlargement of paper fibers, allowing the works to be considered drawings of drawings. The 90 variations of the image are a reference to enlargement factors, such as X90, typically found below reproductions of photomicrograms. The microscopic view is an allusion to a kind of extreme focus on the materiality of art objects, literally taking this materiality as its subject. By showing the content of the works rendered in subjectively similar versions, the question of objective representation of imagery is also raised.

Patrick Tuttofuoco will present on his recent work and time spent at ISCP. He will focus on the close relationship that exists between humans and the urban landscape. Tuttofuoco will analyze this relationship through a selection of his works to create a dialogue with the audience. His work creates innovative imagined structures, architectural assemblages, films and animations motivated by the urban environment as a site of constant transformation.

March 13, 2012

The Meeting: On the life and work of Karl Spork

Panel Discussion with Fran Bartkowski (writer), Diana Shpungin (artist) and Annette Südbeck (Curator, Secession, Vienna), moderated by Nick Kline

The Meeting is an event in honor of the life and work of the late Karl Spork, who was an ISCP resident in 2000, sponsored by BMUKK, Vienna. The Meeting is an exhibition and panel discussion organized by artists Nick Kline and Monika Wuhrer.

The title of the exhibition is based on The Meeting, a work from 2000 by Spork. This 63-second video is essentially a conversation between Spork and the great Northern Renaissance artist Albrecht Durer. Set in a darkened room, each sits in a separate chair with their back to the camera facing a television; the video depicts Spork’s animation of Durer’s anatomical figure stud­ies. Reminiscent of a psychotherapy session, there is a long period of silence until Durer praises the artist on his manipulation by saying, “I like it” to which Spork responds, “I am glad you like it, Albrecht.”

This exhibition brings together numerous international artists and curators reflecting the intensity of Karl Spork’s life, especially as seen through his work.

Artists: Margrethe Aanestaad, Lene Ask, Jane Benson, Songul Boyraz, Caterina Czepek, Tomas Eller, Gerald Freimuth, Andi Gut, Peter Holl, Christoph Girardet, Christopher Ho, Nick Kline, Else Leirvik, James Leonard, Michael Lobgesang, Ole Martin Lund Bo, Josh Mueller, Marcus Langender, Stefan Olah, Hans Schabus, Diana Shpungin, Karl Spork, and Monika Wuhrer.

Catalog: Schlebrugge, publisher (forthcoming) including texts by Ute Meta Bauer, Andreas Stadler, Annette Sudbeck and Kristina Tieke.

Supporters: Austrian Cultural Forum, Open Source Gallery, Der Kommissar

February 28, 2012

Salon: Tomas Rafa & Vikenti Komitski

Vikenti Komitski’s work involves the use of readymade principles applied to objects and ideas. During his Salon, Komitski will present his recent works dealing with love and labor and his residency at ISCP. Komitski lives and works in Sofia. He graduated from the National Academy of Fine Arts, Sofia with
a degree in Sculpture, 2006.

Tomas Rafa will present videos produced during his residency at ISCP concerning the recent Occupy Wall Street movement. The videos will feature footage of the protests in New York City and Washington D.C. His work is a brief portrayal of the activities of the movement, including protests, marches, interactions with the police and other related organized events. Rafa will present each video with a short introduction and description of his research.

Participating Residents