ISCP Talk
January 26, 2021, 4-5pm

Artists at Work: Assaf Evron on Instagram Live

For this Artists at Work, resident Assaf Evron will discuss his current research into ancient worship practices of imbuing stones with meaning with ISCP Arts Residency Manager, Alison Kuo.

Evron and Kuo will speak about how a shrine or an object of worship is connected to the contemporary idea of a readymade. Evron will show documentation of open sanctuaries in desert landscapes, Roman coins depicting monuments, and 7th century B.C stones representing female lepers, and share insights from previous conversations with archeologists. He will also discuss how these sites can be thought of through the linguistic concepts of abstraction and signification. A Q&A with the audience will follow.

Tune into the Instagram Live here on Tuesday, January 26th from 4-5pm.

This event will be introduced by Hillit Zwick, Executive Director of Artis, which has sponsored the artist’s residency at ISCP. Artis is an independent, nonprofit organization based in New York, and supports contemporary artists from Israel whose work addresses aesthetic, social, and political questions that inspire reflection and debate.

Assaf Evron is an artist and a photographer based in Chicago. His work investigates the nature of vision and the ways in which it reflects in socially constructed structures. He applies photographic thinking in various two and three-dimensional media. Evron questions the construction of individual and collective identities, immigration of people, ideas, images, and representations of democracy. He has exhibited work at Museum of Contemporary Art Chicago; Spencer Museum of Art, Lawrence, Kansas; and The Israel Museum, Jerusalem, among others.

This program is also supported by Artis; New York City Department of Cultural Affairs, in partnership with the City Council; New York City Council District 34; New York State Council on the Arts with the support of Governor Andrew M. Cuomo and the New York State Legislature; NYC COVID-19 Response and Impact Fund in The New York Community Trust; Hartfield Foundation; Shelley & Donald Rubin Foundation; The Milton and Sally Avery Arts Foundation; and VIA Art Fund. 

4-5pm

Participating Residents

ISCP Talk
December 8, 2020, 4–5pm

Virtual Tour and Artist Discussion: The Earth Is Blue Like an Orange

Alexandra Sloan Friedman, organizer of The Earth Is Blue Like an Orange, will give a comprehensive tour of the exhibition now on view in ISCP’s gallery via Instagram Live. She will be joined remotely by participating artists, Svetlana Bailey, Moko Fukuyama, Wieteke Heldens, Alison Nguyen, and Habby Osk, who will speak about their work in the exhibition and engage in conversation with Alexandra in five minute intervals. The Earth Is Blue Like an Orange, a title derived from poetry by French surrealist Paul Éluard (1895-1952), evokes the collective memory of 2020 through eight artists’ differing viewpoints. In an unparalleled period characterized by the COVID-19 pandemic, and a heightened collective awareness of widespread racial injustice, the individual works reflect a range of concepts and emotions.

Tune into the Instagram Live here on Tuesday, December 8, at 4pm.

The exhibition is on view through December 10. Please write to info@iscp-nyc.org to schedule an appointment. The number of visitors to ISCP galleries will be limited, with timed viewing. Visitor protocols are in the Visit section of the website here.

This program is supported by Alice and Lawrence Weiner; New York City Department of Cultural Affairs, in partnership with the City Council; New York City Council District 34; New York State Council on the Arts with the support of Governor Andrew M. Cuomo and the New York State Legislature; NYC COVID-19 Response and Impact Fund in The New York Community Trust; William Talbott Hillman Foundation; Hartfield Foundation; Mondriaan Fund; Shelley & Donald Rubin Foundation; Stavros Niarchos Foundation (SNF); and VIA Art Fund.

4–5pm

Open Studios
November 17–November 18, 2020

2020 Fall Open Studios

Fall Open Studios Open Hours:

  • November 17, 2020, 4–8:30pm EST
  • November 18, 2020, 11am–3:30pm EST
  • Guest speaker Martha Wilson

Registration for Fall Open Studios is required here.

Download the Fall Open Studios Program here.

For assistance with event registration and Zoom login, please contact info@iscp-nyc.org.

The International Studio & Curatorial Program (ISCP) Fall Open Studios is a two-day presentation of international contemporary art by the 33 artists and 1 curator from 19 countries currently participating in the residency program. Martha Wilson, pioneering feminist performance artist and founding director of Franklin Furnace Archive, will make opening remarks each day reflecting on how the arts community is experiencing the seismic changes of our time.

Join us for our second ever online open studios, with an updated format this Fall to share our visionary residents’ work and experiences in a series of short talks, screenings, performances, studio tours, and interviews in a Zoom webinar. Q&A sessions will be built into each presentation.

This event is free and open to the public ($10 suggested donation).

Open Studios participating artists and curators: Svetlana Bailey (Australia/United States), Malte Bartsch (Germany), James Beckett (The Netherlands/South Africa), Maja Bekan (The Netherlands/Serbia), Anaïs Castro (Canada), Pamela Council (United States), Sara Cwynar (Canada), Nezaket Ekici (Germany), Carlos Franco (Puerto Rico), Moko Fukuyama (Japan/United States), Caroline Garcia (Australia), LaMont Hamilton (United States), Wieteke Heldens (The Netherlands/United States), Anaïs Horn (Austria), Silas Inoue (Denmark), Saya Irie (Japan), Lauren Kelley (United States), Conny Karlsson Lundgren (Sweden), Joiri Minaya (United States), Devin N. Morris (United States), Alison Nguyen (United States), Zai Nomura (Japan), Adjani Okpu-Egbe (Southern Cameroons/Ambazonia), Habby Osk (Iceland), Ede Raadik (Estonia), Kameelah Janan Rasheed (United States), Vibe Overgaard (Denmark), Civan Özkanoğlu (Turkey/United States), Bundith Phunsombatlert (Thailand/United States), Julie Stavad (Denmark), Sille Storihle (Norway), Charisse Pearlina Weston (United States), and Antoinette Zwirchmayr (Austria).

ISCP thanks the following residency sponsors: Alice and Lawrence Weiner; Australia Council for the Arts; BKA – Bundeskanzleramt Österreich Kunst und Kultur / Arts and Culture Division of the Federal Chancellery of Austria; Bunkacho – Agency for Cultural Affairs, Government of Japan; Canada Council for the Arts; Danish Arts Foundation; Estonian Contemporary Art Development Center; Hartfield Foundation; IASPIS – The Swedish Arts Grants Committee’s International Programme for Visual and Applied Artists; Joseph Robert Foundation; Mondriaan Fund; New York City Council District 34; 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; Niedersächsisches Ministerium für Wissenschaft und Kultur and Niedersächsische Sparkassenstiftung; OCA – Office for Contemporary Art Norway; Pola Art Foundation; Senate Department for Culture and Europe, Berlin; Sobey Art Awards, National Gallery of Canada; Tauck Ritzau Innovative Philanthropy; The Dr. K. David G. Edwards & Margery Edwards Charitable Giving Fund; Toby Devan Lewis; and Vision Fund.

This program is supported, in part, by Consulate General of Canada in New York; Consulate General of Denmark in New York; Consulate General of Sweden in New York; Golden Artist Colors, Inc.; Google; Hartfield Foundation; Materials for the Arts; New York City Council District 34; New York City Council Member for the 33rd District Stephen Levin; New York City Council Member for the 34th District Antonio Reynoso; 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; Nordic Culture Fund; NYC & Company Foundation, One Brooklyn Fund, Inc., and the Office of The Brooklyn Borough President; NYC COVID-19 Response and Impact Fund in The New York Community Trust; Royal Norwegian Consulate General in New York; Shelley & Donald Rubin Foundation; Stavros Niarchos Foundation (SNF); The Kettering Family Foundation; The Milton and Sally Avery Arts Foundation; William Talbott Hillman Foundation; and VIA Art Fund.

In addition to the many individuals who support ISCP, the members of Director’s Circle are also thanked for their largesse: Anne Altchek, Tansa Ekşioğlu, Samar Maziad, and Laurie Sprayregen.

This event will be recorded.

Open Hours: November 17, 2020, 4–8:30pm EST and November 18, 2020, 11am–3:30pm EST
Download Fall Open Studios Program (PDF)Download Press Release (PDF)