El Museo de Los Sures and the International Studio & Curatorial Program (ISCP) are pleased to present the exhibition I use people for what I write by artist and ISCP alum Itziar Barrio. This exhibition is the outcome of Barrio’s three-month residency at El Museo, where she has initiated a series of works on desire and power.
I use people for what I write includes cement sculptures, silkscreens on latex and video work. The notion of value is intertwined throughout the works by varying and repeating the form of a trapezoid referencing diamonds and gold ingots. Using the same materials in a second set of sculptures alongside parts of an Ikea chair, Barrio addresses concepts of mass production and popular design. Another work , “I’m a Writer”, uses printed text on latex and reconstructed phrases from the movie Basic Instinct (1992). Here, words from the film’s dialogue are removed to create a quasi-monologue.
All the works presented in this exhibition relate to Barrio’s ongoing project THE PERILS OF OBEDIENCE that mixes performance, theater, film and live experience to confront established sets of rules and cultivate the conditions for unscripted consequences. Inspired by the findings of Stanley Milgram’s 1961 psychological experiments, THE PERILS centers on four characters immersed in power dynamics within the same scene in an endless conflict. THE MUSIC YOU WANT ME TO HEAR is a video created from the footage of the live audition/performance to cast the actors of THE PERILS iteration in New York City and will be included as a projection in I use people for what I write.
The International Studio & Curatorial Program (ISCP) Fall Open Studios is a three-day exhibition of international contemporary art. The 34 artists and curators from 22 countries currently in residence present work in their studios. The studio is a generative space – part production site, office, laboratory and situation – and it can be argued that it is more significant today for artistic process than ever before. Open Studios invites the public to 34 “studio visits” to experience art in its place of origin and to share conversations with artists from all over the world. Visitors will have access over the three days to international contemporary art practices in a studio setting as well as through ISCP’s 20th anniversary alumni exhibition.
Alongside Open Studios and through January 30th, 2015 ISCP presents the exhibition New York Stories: Twenty Years of ISCP. This exhibition, organized on the occasion of ISCP’s 20th anniversary, includes work by 15 ISCP alumni that – in the broadest sense – considers the global city of New York from the perspective of an artist-in-residence. Artists: Balam Bartolomé, Taysir Batniji, Maura Biava, Christine Coenon, Jacqueline Doyen, Patrick Hamilton, Laura Horelli, Anouk Kruitof, Kakyoung Lee, Max Pam, Bundith Phunsombatlert, Karen Elaine Spencer, Axel Topfer, Christoph Weber, and Yamashita + Kobayashi.
Artists and curators participating in Open Studios
Jo-Anne Balcaen Canada Randi Grov Berger Norway Melanie Bonajo The Netherlands Peggy Buth Germany Chun-Yi Chang Taiwan Claudia Chaseling Germany Burak Delier Turkey Jeff Desom Luxembourg Polibio Díaz Dominican Republic Saara Ekström Finland Gianfranco Foschino Chile Hyon Gyon South Korea Toulu Hassani Germany Allard van Hoorn The Netherlands Yinling Hsu Taiwan Emre Hüner Turkey Dominique Hurth Germany Ivan Ivanovski Macedonia Anna Jermolaewa Austria Staš Kleindienst Slovenia Lilian Kreutzberger The Netherlands Véronique Leblanc Canada Jae Hoon Lee New Zealand Kristina Matousch Sweden nova Milne Australia Simon Dybbroe Møller Denmark Marzena Nowak Poland Rolf Nowotny Denmark Asae Soya Japan Kwok Hin Tang Hong Kong Lotta Törnroth Sweden Alexander Tovborg Denmark Tori Wrånes Norway Yuri Yim South Korea
Balam Bartolomé, Taysir Batniji, Maura Biava, Christine Coenon, Jacqueli New York Stories: Twenty Years of ISCP
Nov 7, 2014 - Jan 30, 2015 Reception: Fri Nov 7 6pm - 9pm
This exhibition includes work by 15 ISCP alumni that considers the global city of New York from the perspective of an artist-in-residence.
On the occasion of ISCP’s 20th anniversary, a group exhibition of alumni work will be presented November 2014 – January 2015, with an opening on November 7th alongside Open Studios. Focusing on the people, places, history and ideas of Greater New York City, this exhibition will include work that – in the broadest sense – considers the global city of New York from the perspective of an artist-in-residence. Described as the cultural and financial capital of the world, where over 800 languages are spoken, New York City has long inspired artists to produce new work about the city, including hundreds of ISCP alumni.
The exhibition will be accompanied by a selection of ISCP archives, shown for the very first time, and a publication that traces ISCP’s past two decades. A panel discussion that examines what it means for an artist to be “resident” in New York City will also take place in conjunction with the exhibition.
AMERICAN FINE CRAFT SHOW BROOKLYN AT BROOKLYN MUSEUM
IS THE CORNERSTONE OF THE NEW “ART OF AMERICAN CRAFT” MUSEUM SERIES
Anticipating a second successful year in Brooklyn, timed for holiday shopping November 22-23, craft show founders Joanna and Richard Rothbard add two more fairs at prestigious museums for 2015
American Fine Craft Show Brooklyn founders and directors Joanna and Richard Rothbard have created the “Art of American Craft” museum series, adding, in 2015, Wadsworth Atheneum Museum of Art, Hartford, Conn., April 24-26 and Monmouth Museum, Lincroft, N.J. in October to the cornerstone event at Brooklyn Museum, November 22-23, 2014, in its second year.
“After last year’s success in Brooklyn, we developed the series to demonstrate the highest level of crafts, featuring works by master craftsman who produce museum-quality work,” said Richard Rothbard. “A museum venue sends the message that visitors should anticipate seeing outstanding examples of ceramics, decorative and wearable fiber, furniture, glass, jewelry and leather apparel handmade by the exhibitors we select.” This November, said Rothbard, "we invited artists whose affordable work will delight holiday shoppers looking for exceptional gifts that are hand made in America.” In Brooklyn there will be 90 exhibitors and next year in Hartford and Lincroft, 140 and 120 respectively.
He added “How many museum visitors are aware that much of what they see in exhibitions found its origins in the work of artisanal craftsmendesigners of ceramics, jewelry, furniture, glass and fashion?”
That the work is well displayed is as important to the Rothbards as it is to designers of museum exhibitions. Experts at merchandisingthey also own American Craftsman Galleries in Manhattan and Stockbridge, Mass.—they are mindful of presentation when they select artisans. In addition, they have fine-tuned the curation process over 30+ years, visiting thousands of art and craft shows in that period.
The Rothbards founded and directed the American Fine Craft Show NYC, Contemporary Art Fair NYC and the Rockefeller Arts Festival in Manhattan and produce the Berkshires Arts Festival in Mass. in July and Sarasota Craft Show in Florida in December.
Information: Visit www.brooklyncraftshow.com and www.artofamericacraft.com
Where: Brooklyn Museum, 200 Eastern Parkway, Brooklyn, NY 11238.