Spring Open Studios

Spring Open Studios

International Studio & Curatorial Program (ISCP)

Kanako Sasaki, “Caroline from the series Ukiyo 2,” 2009.
Courtesy of the artist.

May 1, 2011

May 12–15, 2011

Thursday May 12, 7–9pm

Friday–Sunday, May 13–15, 1–7pm

May 15, 5pm

International Studio & Curatorial Program (ISCP)
1040 Metropolitan Avenue
Brooklyn, NY 11211
L train to Grand St
T 718 387 2900


The International Studio & Curatorial Program (ISCP) announces its Spring Open Studios, a four-day exhibition of international contemporary art. The 36 artists, artist collectives and curators from 25 countries currently in residence at ISCP will present work in their studios, and ISCP’s gallery will feature the group exhibition In back of the real. Artist Luis Camnitzer will also give a lecture on Sunday, May 15 at 5pm. Open Studios offers the public access to innovative contemporary art practices from across the globe—seen for the first time together in New York City—providing an exceptional opportunity to engage with the production, process and archives of artists working with a diverse range of mediums, approaches and concepts.

Danai Anesiadou (Belgium), Sookoon Ang (Singapore), Kristina Bozurska (Macedonia), Armando Mariño Calzado (Cuba), Arianna Carossa (Italy), Juanli Carrión (Spain), Étienne Chambaud (France), Petros Chrisostomou (UK), Patricia Dauder (Spain), Jacqueline Doyen (Germany), Jeannette Ehlers (Denmark), Fendry Ekel (The Netherlands), Michael Forbes (UK), Jau-lan Guo (Taiwan), Katrin Heichel (Germany), Elmar Hermann (Germany), Ingrid Hernández (Mexico), Astrid Honold (The Netherlands), Tang-Wei Hsu (Taiwan), David Jablonowski (The Netherlands), Tamara K.E. (Germany), Michael Kienzer (Austria), Ina Kooper (The Netherlands), Firoz Mahmud (Bangladesh), Raquel Maulwurf (The Netherlands), David Maroto (The Netherlands), Eline Mugaas (Norway), Ixone Sádaba (Spain), Kanako Sasaki (Japan), Jeremy Shaw (Canada), Necmi Sönmez (Turkey), Anton Terziev (Bulgaria), Magnus Thierfelder (Sweden), Jamil Yamani (Australia), Yamashita + Kobayashi (Japan), Veronika Zajačiková (Czech Republic)


Accompanying Open Studios, In back of the real, organized by Necmi Sönmez, ISCP curator-in-residence, presents newly commissioned site-specific works by artists Uri Aran, Julien Bismuth, Katie Holten, Gereon Krebber, Luisa Rabbia, Tanja Roscic, Carolyn Salas, Ana Santos and Reed Seifer. In back of the real is a seminal poem written in 1954 by Allen Ginsberg. A ‘flower of industry’ survives in the poem despite its abandonment in front of a tank factory, reflecting the effects of industry on its surrounding environment. This exhibition is situated in ISCP’s gallery and throughout its immediate vicinity of industrial East Williamsburg, Brooklyn. Spaces adjacent to ISCP will become sites of artistic intervention for the exhibition namely under recognized yet significant places, facades, street corners and small gardens. This exhibition bears witness to the extraordinary development and potential on the border of East Williamsburg and Bushwick, where the present condition is marked by extreme density and a defamiliarized population. The selected artists have been invited to respond to these conditions through newly commissioned site-specific works in order to present alternative strategies for community participation.

ISCP thanks the following contributors for their generous support:
American Australian Association, NY; Australian Consulate General, NY; Austrian Cultural Forum, NY; Brooklyn Arts Council; Consulate General of Canada, NY; Consulate General of The Netherlands, NY; Consulate General of the Republic of Germany, NY; Czech Center, NY; Divine Mercy Roman Catholic Parish at Saint Nicholas Church, NY; Duvel Inc., NY; Flanders House, NY; French Cultural Services, NY; The Greenwich Collection, NY; Honorary Consulate General of Sweden, NY; Italian Cultural Institute, NY; John Wm. Macy’s CheeseSticks, NJ; Mexican Cultural Institute, NY; National Endowment for the Arts, DC; New York City Department of Cultural Affairs; NYC Department of Parks and Recreation; NYC Parks GreenThumb; Olive St. Garden, NY; Open Space Alliance for North Brooklyn, NY; Powers St. Garden, NY; Royal Norwegian Consulate General, NY; Les Trois Petits Cochons, NY; St. Nicks Alliance, NY

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