October 13, 2015 - International Studio & Curatorial Program (ISCP) - Fall programs 2015
October 13, 2015

Fall programs 2015

Pinar Yoldas, P-plastoceptor (organ for sensing plastics) from An Ecosystem of Excess, 2014. Digital print, 20 x 24 inches. Photo: Pinar Yoldas.

Fall programs 2015

International Studio & Curatorial Program
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Aqueous Earth (October 20–January 22), curated by ISCP Director of Programs and Exhibitions Kari Conte, is a group exhibition on the theme of humanity’s relationship to bodies of water in the Anthropocene era. ISCP’s close proximity to Newtown Creek—a channelized estuary that was once the busiest waterway in New York City—shapes the exhibition’s conceptual framework. Heavy industrial usage has transformed Newtown Creek into an ecological catastrophe; it was designated as a Superfund site in 2010. Mirroring the issues pertaining to the creek’s degradation, Aqueous Earth presents the work of artists who apply multidisciplinary and speculative research to their artwork. Rather than merely reflecting on the state of the environment, the selected artists design adaptive ecosystems and pose strategies for the survival of non-human life in ever-changing liquid ecologies. A series of public programs will accompany the exhibition. These include eight boat voyages throughout October with Dylan Gauthier and guests including Una Chaudhuri, Sam Gould, Maureen McLane and Marina Zurkow, and a November panel discussion on Ecofeminism & Art.  

Artists included in the exhibition: Allora & Calzadilla, Lara Almarcegui, Brandon Ballengée, Dylan Gauthier, Brooke Singer and Pinar Yoldas. 

Location: ISCP Exhibition Gallery

Threefold (through November 22) presents an interactive installation of ISCP alumna Natasha Johns-Messenger’s work, curated by Melissa Bianca Amore, which directly disrupts the spatial continuity and perceptual reading of the off-site project in El Museo de Los Sures’ space. The site, a street-level gallery on the ground floor of an apartment building in Williamsburg, Brooklyn, is the focus of the artist’s investigation, both as a subject and a pictorial object. Furthering her study of phenomenology, spatial awareness and the psychology of perception, here Johns-Messenger creates a new site within the site, employing common architectural and perceptually charged materials: mirror, peepholes and live projections.

Location: El Museo de Los Sures

Obtuse View (through October 31) presents work by Lourdes Correa-Carlo in ISCP’s Project Space. Correa-Carlo considers recurrent themes of access, alienation, disparity, and the forms that represent these conditions. She observes her own physical and psychological relationship to the built landscape and the movement of her body through public spaces.

Location: ISCP Project Space

Open Studios
ISCP announces its Fall Open Studios (November 13, 6–9pm and November 14, 1–8pm), a two-day exhibition of international contemporary art. The public is invited to a multitude of studio visits, to experience art in its place of origin, and to share individual conversations with the 33 accomplished artists and curators from 15 countries who are currently in residence. 

New collaboration with Bard College
Second-year graduate students from the Center for Curatorial Studies, Bard College are co-curating and co-organizing a public presentation for ISCP’s Project Space that will launch the evening of November 13. 

Opportunities for artists and curators
Check ISCP’s website for information on current and upcoming open call deadlines for the Pollock-Krasner Foundation, Inlaks Shivdasani Foundation, Ground Floor and Finnish Academy of Fine Arts/Saastamoinen Foundation residencies at ISCP.  

ISCP public programs are supported by The Andy Warhol Foundation for the Visual Arts, The Greenwich Collection, National Endowment for the Arts, Australian Consulate-General in New York, Milton & Sally Avery Arts Foundation and the New York City Department of Cultural Affairs, in partnership with the City Council, Speaker Melissa Mark-Viverito and Antonio Reynoso, City Council Member.

Press contact:
Esther Hur
T +718 387 2900 / ehur [​at​] iscp-nyc.org



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