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.
IN BACK OF THE REAL, ORGANIZED BY NECMI SÖNMEZ
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, 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 unused and unspectacular spaces, abandoned houses, facades, street corners and small gardens.