International Studio & Curatorial Program Spring Open Studios
Three days of international contemporary art
May 11–13, 2012
Friday, May 11, 7–9pm
Saturday–Sunday, May 12–13, 1–7pm
International Studio & Curatorial Program (ISCP)
1040 Metropolitan Avenue
Brooklyn, NY 11211
The International Studio & Curatorial Program (ISCP) Spring Open Studios is a three-day exhibition of international contemporary art. The 35 artists, art collectives, and curators from 24 countries currently in residence at ISCP present work in their studios. Open Studios offers the public access to innovative contemporary art practices from across the globe, providing an exceptional opportunity to engage with the production, process, and archives of practitioners working with a diverse range of media, approaches, and concepts.
Alongside Open Studios, ISCP’s gallery is the site for a continuous program of time-based events including performances, screenings, and lectures that address how the concept of time is both constructed/deconstructed and employed through artistic production. Unfolding over the weekend, time is used as a material for eight separate events by ISCP residents and Brooklyn-based artists and their collaborators.
The gallery, transformed by SLO Architecture (Amanda Schachter & Alexander Levi with Robert Wrazen), incorporates a specially designed platform for these events that functions alternately as a flowing canopy for presentation and communal tables for conversation. The lifting and lowering of the platform brings a spatial, performative, and temporal rhythm that mirrors the events taking place.
Performances, screenings, and lectures
Friday, May 11
7pm Jennifer Tee, A woman’s mind might resemble a room
Saturday, May 12
2pm Eloise Fornieles, The Orbit
3pm Rose Eken with Nikolaj Hess, Embroidered Songs
4pm Michel Auder, Talk and screening
5pm Leif Elggren with Andrea Beeman, Ken Montgomery, Fabio Roberti, Marja-leena Sillanpää and Lary Seven, The Kingdoms of Elgaland-Vargaland
Sunday, May 13
2pm Bertille Bak, Urban Chronicle
3pm Orit Ben-Shitrit, (Time Mechanism) + Work = Auctioning Off the Greek Debt
5pm Dan Levenson presented by Forever & Today, A Social History of the State Art Academy, Zurich
Participating ISCP artists and curators
Øystein Aasan (Norway), Hector Arce-Espasas (USA), Nanna Debois Buhl (Denmark), Francisco Montoya Cázarez (Germany), Meiya Cheng (Taiwan), Loredana Di Lillo (Italy), Akiko Diegel (New Zealand), Motoko Dobashi (Japan), Rose Eken (Denmark), Leif Elggren (Sweden), Eloise Fornieles (United Kingdom), Frances Goodman (South Africa), Nilbar Güres (Austria), Matthias Hamann (Germany), Takahiro Iwasaki (Japan), Steffani Jemison (USA), Alex Kershaw (Australia), Melissa Keys (Australia), Ledia Kostandini (Albania), Mu Li (China), Liisa Lounila (Finland), Simone Martinetto (Italy), Linarejos Moreno (Spain), Kate Newby (New Zealand), Hilario Ortega (Mexico), Vessna Perunovich (Canada), Ilija Prokopiev (Macedonia), Nicolas Provost (Belgium), Benny Nemerofsky Ramsay (Canada), Maaike Schoorel (The Netherlands), Su Yu-Hsien (Taiwan), Jennifer Tee (The Netherlands), Lotte Van den Audenaeren (Belgium), Brendan Van Hek (Australia), Juan Zamora (Spain)
The International Studio & Curatorial Program (ISCP) is a leading nonprofit, residency-based contemporary art institution for emerging to mid-career artists and curators from around the world. Founded in 1994, ISCP has hosted over 1,500 artists and curators from more than 55 countries. As the largest international visual arts residency program in the United States, ISCP acts as a catalyst for the research, production, and commissioning of contemporary art through three integrated areas: the Residency Program, Exhibition Program, and Participatory Projects.