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.
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.
The International Studio
& Curatorial Program (ISCP) in Brooklyn, New York announces its annual Curator Award, which offers the
opportunity and funds for a curator or curatorial collective to present a new group exhibition in ISCP’s gallery during June - July 2011. This Award was
established in 2009 for participants in selected curatorial studies programs, as a
response to the lack of opportunities for emerging curators in New York City to present
All current participants and
alumni of CCS Bard, the Graduate Program in Curatorial Practice at California
College of the Arts, the MA in Modern Art: Critical & Curatorial Studies (MODA) at Columbia
University and the
Curatorial Intensive at Independent Curators International (ICI) are invited to submit proposals. The first recipients
of the ISCP Curator Award in 2009 were Anaïs Lellouche & Hajnalka Somogyi
who organized the event Pecha Kucha Freestyle. In 2010, the recipients were Helga Just Christoffersen and Natasha
Llorens who curated the exhibition Out of
ISCP alumni Valerio Rocco Orlando is currently exhibiting his work at Careof, DOCVA, Milan in Italy.
Lover's Discourse, a 2-channel video installation produced during a six-month residency at ISCP, is inspired by French philosopher Jean-Luc Nancy and his latest theories on the love experience. In this video installation, Italian artist Valerio Rocco Orlando interviews couples in love, asking them to talk about their experience with the couple identity, the existence of borders between individualities within the couple and the relationship this can have with society. The protagonists were chosen by chance: the artist posted flyers in cafés, launderettes and in the streets of Williamsburg, inviting couples to take part in his new project through a series of interviews. The final result is a collection of portraits of common people who spontaneously chose to reveal a part of themselves, at the same time reflecting on their own existence.
Careof DOCVA commissioned the artist to produce the second part of this cycle in Milan, Italy. The third part will be produced next autumn in Reykjavik, Iceland.
Careof DOCVA Valerio Rocco Orlando: Lover's Discourse March 3 - April 9, 2011
ISCP alumni Pietro Ruffo is currently exhibiting his work for the first time at Galerie Di Meo in Paris, France.
In conjuncture with the solo exhibition, Galerie Di Meo has asked curator and essayist Patrick Amine to write a text about the philosphy and process of Ruffo's recent series Wild Allegory. Stefano Casertano, a Doctor of Politics, also wrote a text for the exhibition which compares and contrasts the Roman Empire and the expansionist politics of contemporary China, an issue addressed in Ruffo's work.
Galerie Di Meo Pietro Ruffo: L'Enfer, C'est Les Autres March 24 - May 28, 2011
ISCP alumni Stephanie Syjuco has organized a temporary and alternative store on the fifth floor of the SFMOMA. "Shadowshop will stock hundreds of artists’ multiples, small works, tchotchkes, catalogs, books, zines, media works, and other distributive creative output.
While operating as an actual mom-and-pop style store, Shadowshop is also a platform for exploring the ways in which artists are navigating the production, consumption, and dissemination of their work. Four themes (1. artwork-as-commodity, 2. cultural souvenirs, 3. bootlegs and counterfeits, and 4.alternative distribution systems) will contextualize selected projects that are both complicit with and also critical of capitalist circulation.Special projects will be commissioned by Packard Jennings, Juan Luna-Avin, and Imin Yeh.
For almost six months (November 20, 2010 - May 1, 2011) Shadowshop will feature only local Bay Area works, give museum visitors access to a wide variety of affordable wares, and provide a snapshot of a vibrant and energetic art scene." [Text taken from StephanieSyjuco.com]
For more information on Stephanie Syjuco and her artistic pratice in realtion to counterfiting please watch the embedded video below:
Wasted Youth (25 Ashbourne Ave),
2008, Photograph, 39 x 31 in.
PETROS CHRISOSTOMOU The
Armory Show, Pier 94
presented by Nicholas Robinson Gallery
March 3 - 6
Temple, 2010, 22 x
18 x 12 ft. Whitney Biennial, New York THEASTER GATES The
Armory Show, Open Forum In Conversation: Naomi Beckwith,
Theaster Gates, and Franklin Sirmans
March 4, 1 - 2pm www.thearmoryshow.com
Watercolor and paper cut-out, 2011, 65 x 80 in.
Armory Show, Pier 94
presented by Galleria Lorcan O'Neill
March 3 - 6 www.lorcanoneill.com
2009, Digital C-print, 50 x 60 in.
Last Wednesday the first solo exhibition in ISCP's history opened to the public. Theory of the City or the Possibilities of an A4 presents work by current resident Petra Feriancova from Slovakia which revolve around the
international-standard paper size, A4. Working within this limitation,
Feriancova fills the gallery with variations of this theme, lining the gallery
space with pages of text from the play Hamlet,
stacking National Geographic magazines taken from her father’s extensive
collection and displaying works in the A4 format from friends and family that
report on tales and realities of New York City. Other pieces include a video projection of love letters
written in 2000-2001 from a past lover to the artist and a slide projection
that questions the viewer’s perceptions of seeing.