New Photography 2012 at the Museum of Modern Art (MoMA) presents five artists—Michele Abeles, Birdhead (Ji Weiyu and Song Tao), Anne Collier, Shirana Shahbazi, and former ISCP resident Zoe Crosher — whose varied techniques and backgrounds represent the diversity and vitality of photography.
Zoe Crosher (American, b. 1975) calls photography’s veracity into question by rearranging, re-photographing, and re-imagining the archive of Michelle duBois, an all-American girl who was devoted to relentless self-documentation in the 1970s and 1980s. New Photography 2012 explores the diverse permutations of photography in an era when the definition of the medium is continually changing.
October 10 by AB | Tags: Alum exhibitions, alumni, MoMA, New York City, Solo Exhibition | Share: Facebook
Obaysch the Hippopotamus, 1852, by Don Juan, Comte de Montizón
ZOO-TOPIA, a symposium took place Friday, September 21 at the ZSL London ZOO, explored the role and importance of the architecture within zoological gardens and examined the zoo as a showcase of Modernist architecture, and as a place of fantasy and excape in the Modern city. The symposium was comprised of two panels and a short film and was conceived and curated by Eszter Steierhoffer who sits on the selection committee of ISCP sponsor the Agency for Contemporary Art Exchange, Budapest.
The symposium is accompanied by a publication featuring short essays on the architectural and cultural history of zoological gardens and features a contribution from ISCP alum Szabolcs KissPál.
October 03 by iscp | Tags: Alum exhibitions, partner sponsor | Share: Facebook
ISCP residents Astra Howard
and Claudia Passeri
are participating in Peekskill Project V
opening September 29. Peekskill Project: a citywide art festival devoted to bringing cutting edge contemporary art out of the museum and into the community. Using the city as a stage, Peekskill Project activates the urban environment and its inhabitants through site-specific art exhibitions, performances and screenings sited in multiple venues throughout Peekskill. Peekskill Project V is a departure from previous installments of the project, which were limited to a single weekend of events and exhibitions. This year's festival began on September 29th, and continues in a series of monthly events through the end of July 2013. Peekskill Project V programming occurs on second & third Sundays, October 2012 - July 2013. This year's festival features a wide variety of painting, sculpture, photography, installation, video, film, sound, and performance art by artists working within the Hudson Valley and the Greater New York City region. Artists were chosen by a team of curators: Anna Adler, Cristina Arnold, Paul Clay, Kerry Cox, Evonne Davis & Emma Wilcox, Marcy B. Freedman, Matthew Leonard, Cheryl McGinnis, Wilfredo Morel, Lise Prown, Alix Sloan, Livia Straus, and Lilly Wei. Visitors of Peekskill Project V can explore the work of over 100 emerging and established contemporary artists in venues throughout the city and within the galleries of HVCCA. Venues include parks, local businesses, former industrial spaces, vacant lots and storefronts. HVCCA is partnering with the City of Peekskill, Paramount Center for the Arts, Peekskill BID, Field Library, Westchester Community College and others for programming and exhibition space. Downtown Peekskill and the Peekskill Waterfront also serve as major sites of the project.
October 02 by iscp | Tags: None | Share: Facebook
ISCP alum David Jablonowksi installed new sculptures and installations in close proxmity to the greenhouses, flower beds and gardens at the botanical gardens in Münster as part of the exhibition Blue Greens with Westfälische Kunstverein. The exhibition runs through November 18th.
October 02 by iscp | Tags: Alum exhibitions, alumni, Blue Greens, David, Jablonowski, Solo Exhibition | Share: Facebook
Are New Yorkers willing to openly discuss social and political issues in public spaces?
On Monday September 24th, ISCP resident Astra Howard with the assistance of current ISCP interns Doran Schmaal and Belinda Clark, took to the streets of Brooklyn and Manhattan to publically pose this question.
This Action Research/Performance project aimed to create an opportunity for live participatory discussion and debate that would facilitate dialogue between the diverse communities of the city. Members of the public were encouraged to sit within a suspended transparent plastic booth that had stenciled on its outside surface, topical issues about the 'state of affairs' in New York City, such as healthcare, education, gun control, stop and frisk, election 2012. The arguments expressed a particular chosen topic by the individuals involved and were recorded onto separate pieces of paper that were then inserted into transparent plastic sleeves suspended at the back of the stand for viewers to read.
October 02 by iscp | Tags: Resident exhibitions | Share: Facebook
Chennie Huang has written a fascinating review of ISCP resident Mono Schwarz-Kogelnik's project x90, posted on her website.
September 11 by iscp | Tags: Resident | Share: Facebook
ISCP alum Travis Somerville is one of the artists participating in Newtopia: The State of Human Rights, a group exhibition in Belgium that explores ideas surrounding human rights. The exhibition is curated by Katerina Gregos, whom Somerville met while she was a visiting critic during his residency at ISCP.
NEWTOPIA: The State of Human Rights
Mechelen and Brussels (Belgium)
1 September – 10 December 2012
More than sixty years after the Declaration of Human Rights, the question of human rights is constantly gaining in importance and remains a key global issue. NEWTOPIA: The State of Human Rights is a major international contemporary art exhibition dedicated to human rights. It charts the development of the human rights movement and its evolving discourse since the post-war era. NEWTOPIA explores the numerous, complex and multi-faceted issues pertaining to human rights. The exhibition is divided into several thematic chapters that trace the development of human rights and their rise, particularly since the 1970s. It negotiates the different and complex facets of human rights: from civil and political rights, social, economic and cultural rights, to the right to sustainable development, to peace and to a healthy environment, while emphasizing the indivisible, interrelated and interdependent nature of these rights.
NEWTOPIA is on view in Mechelen, Belgium, from September 1st to December 10th 2012 and is configured as a parcours in various cultural institutions in the city-centre of the historic Flemish city of Mechelen – only at 20 minutes from Brussels.
NEWTOPIA presents more than 70 acclaimed and emerging artists of different generations working in diverse media. Many of them come from countries and regions where human rights have been or still are a particularly contested issue such as the Arab World, China, Latin America, and the former Soviet Republics. Half of the artists come from non-Western countries. Additional participating artists include: Ravi Agarwal (India), Kader Attia (France/Algeria), Yael Bartana (Israel), Ali Ferzat (Syria), Ziyah Gafic (Bosnia/Herzegovina), David Goldblatt (South Africa), Hans Haacke (Germany/USA), Mona Hatoum (Lebanon/UK), Thomas Locher (Germany), MadeIn (China), Boniface Mwangi (Kenya), Marina Naprushkina (Belarus) and Taryn Simon (USA).
September 11 by iscp | Tags: alumni | Share: Facebook
Recent ISCP alum Juan Zamora
created an installation called Bird Shadow
on the roof of ISCP. The drawing is a black shadow of an imaginary giant bird flying over the building. It will be visible from both Google Maps and Google Earth as soon as each is updated, as well as visible to the many planes that pass over the building on their way to and from LaGuardia and John F. Kennedy International airports.
September 11 by iscp | Tags: alumni, New York City, Public art | Share: Facebook
On August 16th, ISCP residents, led by Director of Programs and Exhibitions Kari Conte, toured some of New York's public art installations - both permanent and temporary. The trip included visits to Isamu Noguchi's Red Cube and Fountain, Louise Nevelson Plaza, Oscar Tuazon's People in Brooklyn Bridge Park, and Common Ground at City Hall Park.
September 10 by iscp | Tags: None | Share: Facebook
"Forever" 59 x 47 inches, color photograph
ISCP alum Petros Chrisostomou will open his studio for a presentation as part of the Brooklyn Museum’s Community-curated project GO! During GO, Brooklyn-based artists are asked to open their studios to the community on September 8–9, 2012, from 11:00 am to 7:00 pm. Community members registered as voters will visit studios and nominate artists for inclusion in a group exhibition to open at the Brooklyn Museum on Target First Saturday, December 1, 2012.
Register to vote by clicking this link: http://www.gobrooklynart.org/
8-9, 2012, 11am-7pm; September
10-20 by appointment; 49B Studios - 49 Bogart
September 07 by iscp | Tags: Alum exhibitions, alumni, NYC exhibitions, Resident exhibitions | Share: Facebook
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