ISCP is delighted that alumni Theaster Gates has been chosen as the 2012 commissioned artist for The Armory Show. The 2012 Armory Show will embrace the aesthetic of Gates’ work to create the visual identity of the fair, and the artist will also produce a limited edition multiple. The Armory Show's annual artist commission was introduced in 2002, and past recipients have included Pipilotti Rist, Susan Collis, and most recently Gabriel Kuri.
Gates is an artist and urban planner whose socially relevant and visually arresting projects, performances, and artworks narrate a political history of Chicago. Couched in historical narratives that directly reference a black political engagement, the artist employs decommissioned and re-purposed materials in his work. Gates has exhibited widely, both nationally and internationally, and has a forthcoming solo exhibition at the Museum of Contemporary Art, Chicago in 2012.
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Maja Ciric, recipient of ISCP’s 2011 Curator Award, conducts
an exhibition walk-through at the opening reception of The Power to Host on Wednesday, June 15th, at ISCP. Addressing the possibility for the international
circulation of ideas in the art world, The Power to
Host navigates between two different but complementary
interpretations of hospitality, and includes works by an international group of
artists. The Power to Host is up through July 1st. For more information on the show, please visit here.
Also, don’t miss Maja’s discussion on June 20th at 6:30pm
presented by Independent Curators International (ICI). The Power to
Host: A workshop will examine actual and potential global
art worlds, based on the exhibition. The discussion will be led by Maja
Ciric and moderated by Chelsea Haines, ICI’s Education & Public Programs
Manager at ICI's Curatorial Hub at 401 Broadway, suite 1620. For more
information, please visit here.
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Mart – Museum of Modern and Contemporary Art of Trento and Rovereto and Fondazione Galleria Civica-Center of Research on Contemporaneity of Trento present ISCP alumni Stefano Cagol’s participation at the 54th International Art Exhibition – la Biennale di Venezia, a solo show CONCILIO.
On this occasion a mid-career monograph dedicated to Stefano Cagol is launched titled PUBLIC OPINION and published by CHARTA, Milan.
Collateral Event of the 54th International Art Exhibition – la Biennale di Venezia
Chiesa di San Gallo (San Gallo Church)
May 31 – November 27, 2011
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Thierry-Goldberg Projects presents Pure
Love, the first exhibition in the US of the work of ISCP resident
Katrin Heichel, whose residency is
sponsored by Kulturstiftung des Freistaates Sachsen, Germany.
With her latest paintings, Heichel focuses on often overlooked details of urban/industrial settings and construction sites. These solitary views —either at abandon or rest- convey a sense of the life that once filled them through examination of things left behind. By bringing attention to these "leftovers," as Heichel calls them, she gives significance to seemingly haphazard and forgotten objects that, upon reflection, become emblems of hard-won labor and living.
Thierry Goldberg Projects
Katrin Heichel: Pure Love
June 16 - July 22, 2011
Opening Thursday, June 16, 6-8pm
New York, NY
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Residents Elmar Hermann and Firoz Mahmud organized a Salon in the
Olive Street community garden near ISCP on June 7th. The evening included a reading of Possum Living by Dolly Freed, Rhyncferrugineus by Glen Rubsamen and live music performed by Animal
Tropical. Notable was the
inclusion of Louise Lawler’s Birdcalls (1972/1981).
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ISCP artists and grant recipients of the Asian Cultural
Council (ACC) Li Mu, Som Supaparinya, and Firoz Mahmoud celebrate the work of
fellow ACC grantee Lily Gamboa O’Boyle at a book signing on ACC’s roof terrace—a
tranquil oasis in high-rise midtown Manhattan.
The gathering was held on the evening of June 6th, to
commemorate the recent publication of Ms. O’Boyle’s book Tropical Gardens of the Philippines (co-authored by Elizabeth V.
Reyes, and photography by Luca Invernizzi Tettoni). Firoz is currently
finishing up his residency at ISCP, Som will begin her residency in July, and Li‘s
residency will begin in February 2012.
The Asian Cultural Council has sponsored artists at ISCP since 1997.
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601 West 26th St., Suite 1755, New York, NY
June 14, 2011
601Artspace presents Narrative Objects: A discussion about the artist’s novel, audience, and protracted engagements. In its most common form, the novel involves a coherent sequence that unfolds around an interrelated set of characters. Taking his novel Illusion as a starting point, artist David Maroto proposes a dual purpose for the artist’s novel: For the artist, the novel serves as a conceptual proposition, linking narratives within other art projects and generating new ideas, but as an artwork in and of itself, the artist’s novel acts as a more humble contribution to the sweeping history of literary prose. Joined by Christopher Ho (artist, curator and author) and AlexanderCampos (Center for Book Arts), the panel will discuss how the artist’s novel measures up against other novels and whether increasing interest in the novel among visualartists is intended to counteract tendencies of perpetual distraction. The panel will be moderated by Erin Sickler (601Artspace). Related books and other materials from theparticipants will be available at the event.
For more information, please visit 601Artspace.
This event is made possible in part with support from the Spanish Consulate.
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Unwilling Spectator 2, 2011, C-print on aluminum, 49 x 75 in.
Sherin Najjar Gallery presents the first solo exhibition in Germany of ISCP alumni Carlos Irijalba.
Irijalbas complex outdoor productions and interventions in public space are both fascinating and provocative. His series of works Twilight (2009) and Unwilling Spectator (2011) are leading into an entirely new area of cotemporary photography and video art. At first, confronted by a concrete location, the viewer attempts to read Irijalba’s work as a documentary. However, the element of construction involved leads us to question its authenticity.
Galerie Sherin Najjar
Carlos Irijalba: The Road Not Taken
May 21 - July 16, 2011
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Curator-in-residence Veronika Zajačiková organized a one-day exhibition of ISCP resident Zbynek Sedlecky latest works in her studio.
The work of Zbynek
Sedlecky (born in 1976 in Ostrava, Czech Republic, lives and works in Prague) offers a new view to everyday reality, in its repeatability
and stereotypically essence. His interest in architectural units, monumental sculptures and the deformation and manipulation of reality, originates from the manipulation of photo-documentation. Sedlecky's use of transparent paint, collage, wallpaper and sticking tape defines the architectural space of the canvas and accentuates the illusion of reality. The human figure is used only as a scale for these architectures. Born in the industrial city of Ostrava, it seems evident the influence of large architectural complexes in Sedlecky work.
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