Spring open studios 2015
April 23–25, 2015
Opening: Thursday, April 23, 6–9pm
Hours for open studios: Friday and Saturday, April 24–25, 3–8pm
International Studio & Curatorial Program (ISCP)
1040 Metropolitan Avenue
Brooklyn, New York 11211
Saturday, April 25, 4pm: A public introduction to Beta-Local with guest collaborators Maria del Carmen Carrión, Elizabeth Hamby, Felipe Mujica, Hatuey Ramos Fermín, Andy Robert, and Johanna Unzueta
Spring open studios is a free three-day event when the public is invited to view contemporary art at the International Studio & Curatorial Program (ISCP) in Brooklyn. Twenty-eight innovative artists are currently in residence, including individuals from 17 countries in Asia, Europe, and North and South America, who will present work in their studios. The studio is a generative space—equal parts production site, office, laboratory and situation—and it can be argued that the studio is more significant today for artistic process than ever before. Open studios provide access for the public to experience 28 “studio visits,” to see and talk about art in its place of origin and to share conversations with ISCP residents from all over the world.
In addition, Beta-Local, a non-profit arts organization based in San Juan, Puerto Rico, will be in residence at ISCP from April 16 through June 12, and will take part in open studios. Dedicated to supporting and promoting aesthetic thought and practice, Beta-Local has developed a project for ISCP titled TODO TIPO DE FUEGO (All Kinds of Fire), which the organization describes as a “playlist of documents, images, music, publications and public presentations.” ISCP’s gallery will be organized with several stations, each taking a different format according to a particular theme, and involving ISCP residents as well as New York City cultural practitioners.
Participating artists in open studios:
Rikke Benborg (Denmark) Sung-Chih Chen (Taiwan) Sun Choi (South Korea) Silvia Giambrone (Italy) Ishu Han (China/Japan) Hannah Heilmann (Denmark) Mark Hilton (Australia) Isa Ho (Taiwan) Siggi Hofer (Austria) Martin Höfer (Germany) Saskia Janssen (The Netherlands) Wanda Koop (Canada) Anjana Kothamachu (India) Aleksi Linnamaa (Finland) Zachari Logan (Canada) Zeinab Shahidi Marnani (Iran) Kristina Matousch (Sweden) Elizabeth McIntosh (Canada) Alasdair Mcluckie (Australia) Ingo Mittelstaedt (Germany) Annesofie Sandal (Denmark) Jacolby Satterwhite (USA) Selma Selman (Bosnia and Herzegovina) Theodore Sims (Canada) Anne Sommer (Germany) Pilvi Takala (Finland) Tori Wrånes (Norway) Pleurad Xhafa (Albania)
TODO TIPO DE FUEGO playlists are selected by:
Melissa Álvarez Xiloj, Javier Arbona, Karenin Biaggi, Leticia Beatriz (Emilia Beatriz Muller-Ginorio & Julia Letitia Scott), Stephan Benchoam, Raimond Chaves & Gilda Mantilla, Ramiro Chávez, Celine Condorelli, Mike Cooter, Jorge González, Juan Luna Avin, Ana Maria Millán, Sofia Olascoaga, Francis McKee, Marina Reyes Franco / Museo La Ene, Maria Scharrón, and Carla Zaccagnini, among many others.
ISCP thanks the following contributors for their support of this open studios event: Austrian Cultural Forum, New York; Consulate General of Denmark, New York; Consulate General of Finland, New York; Consulate General of Sweden, New York; The Greenwich Collection, New York; MillerCoors, Chicago; New York City Council District 34, New York; New York State Council on the Arts, New York; New York City Department of Cultural Affairs, New York; Milton and Sally Avery Arts Foundation, New York; Royal Norwegian Consulate General, New York