ISCP Talk
January 26, 2016

Panel discussion: Raja'a Khalid with Giuseppe Moscatello

Raja’a Khalid, ISCP resident artist from Dubai, will be joined by Giuseppe Moscatello (Director, Maraya Art Centre, Sharjah) to explore a range of subjects, starting with Khalid’s artistic practice, expanding to discuss the local and international art activities of the Maraya Art Centre, and ending with a general discussion among both panelists. Khalid’s work explores contemporary narratives of class, luxury and heritage from the Arabian Gulf region. She will present earlier works as well as her own ongoing research into the Gulf’s motifs of soft power, its olfactive landscapes and its particular articulations of ‘culture.’

Raja’a Khalid (born 1984, Saudi Arabia) is a Dubai-based artist and writer. She received her MFA in Fine Art from Cornell University, where she was also the recipient of the Cornell Council for the Arts Grant in 2013.

Giuseppe Moscatello is an artist and art producer living in Sharjah, United Arab Emirates, who graduated from the Accademia delle Belle Arti in Rome in 2003. He is the Director of the Maraya Art Centre, a non-profit art space located in Sharjah, which is also home to the Maraya Video Archive and the Maraya Art Park.

This program is supported, in part, by New York State Council on the Arts with the support of Governor Andrew M. Cuomo and the New York State Legislature.

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ISCP Talk
January 12, 2016

Timothy Morton: and you may find yourself living in an age of mass extinction

Timothy Morton will give the keynote lecture And You May Find Yourself Living in an Age of Mass Extinction in conjunction with ISCP’s exhibition Aqueous Earth. This will be Morton’s first public lecture in New York City since 2011.

Timothy Morton is the Rita Shea Guffey Chair in English at Rice University. He gave the Wellek Lectures in Theory in 2014 and has collaborated with Björk, Haim Steinbach and Olafur Eliasson. He is the author of Dark Ecology: For a Logic of Future Coexistence(Columbia, 2016), Nothing: Three Inquiries in Buddhism (Chicago, 2015), Hyperobjects: Philosophy and Ecology after the End of the World (Minnesota, 2013), Realist Magic: Objects, Ontology, Causality (Open Humanities, 2013), The Ecological Thought (Harvard, 2010), Ecology without Nature (Harvard, 2007), eight other books and 150 essays on philosophy, ecology, literature, music, art, design and food. He blogs regularly at http://www.ecologywithoutnature.blogspot.com.

Lecture is free and open to the public; RSVP is necessary to rsvp@iscp-nyc.org.

To join the talk virtually, create a Livestream account and join us on Tuesday, January 12 at 6:30pm EST.

This program is supported, in part, by New York State Council on the Arts with the support of Governor Andrew M. Cuomo and the New York State Legislature.

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ISCP Talk
December 15, 2015

Blued Trees for Aqueous Earth

Aviva Rahmani will perform the first three movements of Blued Trees, a five-part symphony that began with an overture in Peekskill, New York during the summer solstice in June 2015 and will conclude on Election Day in 2016. Newtown Creek is the second movement of the symphony, and is conceived in relation to the exhibition Aqueous Earth. Blued Trees at ISCP will be a musical installation with live performers and projections and will include a requiem for the lost habitat of Newtown Creek that has become a Superfund site.

Peekskill was chosen for the overture of Blues Trees because plans for expanded pipelines there would pass within 105 feet of the flawed Indian Point nuclear plant which is only 30 miles from New York City. The music for Peekskill was installed as a series of vertical symbols painted on trees with ultramarine blue and buttermilk, to grow moss and reflect the connection between trees and water. The designated pattern of the painted trees was aerially conceived as one-third-mile-long musical measures. One tree equaled one note. Blued Trees has or will be been installed in 20 sites internationally, and is copyrighted to initiate litigation against the pipeline companies.

This program is supported by the National Endowment for the Arts.

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