ISCP OPEN STUDIOS | Four days of international contemporary art
FRIDAY, MAY 8 >> Press Preview: 5 – 7 PM >> Opening Reception: 7 – 9 PM
++ PERFORMANCE: Lotte Lindner & Till Steinbrenner (on going)
++ LIVE MUSIC PERFORMANCE (8PM): Bjørn Vidar Solli Quartet (www.myspace.com/bjornsolli)
SATURDAY, MAY 9 >> 12 – 6 PM
++ 2PM: ARTIST TALK >> Lisi Raskin
++ 4PM: SCREENING >> Nedko Solakov, 'The Deal', 2002, 30 mn 11s + Alexandra Do Carmo, 'Office/Commercial', 2007, 30 mn 45s
SUNDAY, MAY 10 >> 12 – 6 PM
++ 2PM: ARTIST TALK >> Hakan Topal/xurban_collective and Alex Villar
++ 4PM: SCREENING >> Nedko Solakov, 'The Deal', 30 mn 11s + Alexandra Do Carmo, 'Office/Commercial', 30 mn 45s
MONDAY, MAY 11 >> 2 – 8 PM
++ 5PM: SCREENING >> Nedko Solakov, 'The Deal', 30 mn 11s + Alexandra Do Carmo, 'Office/Commercial', 30 mn 45s
++ 7PM: ARTIST TALK >> Carlos Motta
International Studio & Curatorial Program (ISCP) cordially invites you to our spring Open Studios.
A four-day exhibition of international contemporary art, this event presents work by the 27 artists and artist groups currently in residence at ISCP. The current residents represent an inspiring and wide range of conceptual interests and fresh artistic choices. These include hybrids, cross sections and traditional approaches to painting, drawing, video, performance, sculpture, sound, installation, artists’ books and architecture.
In addition, ISCP proudly presents the exhibition Financial District, organized by Miguel Amado, curator-in-residence in 2009. The Financial District marks the urban landscape of all major American cities. More than an architectural feature or a geographical location, the Financial District represents an ideology, that of the ‘new spirit of capitalism’, which has developed over the past decades and has been recently questioned in the wake of the current financial crisis. Financial District brings together residents at ISCP, as well as New York-based and international artists whose work allegorically responds to, comments on, and speculates about the current economic climate.
ISCP presents Open Studios twice a year to give the public, art professionals and other art enthusiasts access to cutting-edge contemporary art from around the world. Free to the public, these events provide an exclusive peek into the production, process and personal archives of globally celebrated artists, many of them showing their work in New York for the first time.
Founded in 1994, ISCP has hosted more than 800 artists and curators who have significantly contributed to New York’s art community. The program is designed to connect the ISCP participants to local institutions, key professionals, and a broad range of international visitors. The interaction between artists, curators and critics at ISCP creates opportunities that support every stage of artistic production and development, offering a range of crucial, career advancing exchanges such as master class level critique, exhibition participation, long-term collaborations and gallery representation. ISCP continues to expand its programming to accommodate new directions in global artistic expression, and is pleased to open a new floor of studios and additional public programs in 2009.
Founding Director Dennis Elliott and Program Director Kristine Siegel invite you to join us in the studios!