Opening Reception: Friday, November 18, 6–9pm
Open Hours: Saturday, November 19, 1–7pm
The International Studio & Curatorial Program (ISCP) Fall Open Studios is a presentation of international contemporary art organized by the 37 artists and curators from 31 countries currently in residence. Guest speaker Abigail DeVille, Artist and ISCP alumna, will make remarks during the opening reception.
This event is free and open to the public. Registration is required here.
Twice a year, ISCP offers the public access to private artists’ and curators’ studios to view artwork and share one-on-one conversations. This fall, ISCP invites the public to engage in dialogue around contemporary art with arts professionals from across the globe. Concentrated in a three-story postindustrial loft building on the edge of Bushwick, ISCP supports the creative advancement of residents, with a robust program of individual workspaces and professional benefits.
Maliyamungu Gift Muhande: Kobikisa, a solo exhibition by Maliyamungu Gift Muhande, recipient of The New York Community Trust’s Edward and Sally Van Lier Fund residency at ISCP, and curated by Lauren Wolchik, will be on view in the first floor project space. Born in the Democratic Republic of Congo, raised there and in South Africa, and now based in New York City, Muhande investigates her identity, Blackness, and diasporic history through diverse media including film, painting, drawing, sculpture, performance, and social practice. Translated as “to heal” in Lingala, Kobikisa features an immersive video installation and a series of large-scale works on paper that create a space of healing and self-empowerment.
In addition, Water Works, a group exhibition curated by Danielle Wu, is on view in the second floor gallery. The exhibition brings together six artists who turn to the washroom as an aesthetic resource: Hana Al-Saadi, Laurie Kang, Ajay Kurian, Mia Raadik, Pauline Shaw, and HaeAhn Woo Kwon. Whether inside the sauna, the hammam, the beauty salon, or the shower, the act of washing oneself has served as grounds to destabilize bodily integrity. As a phrase that references both civic irrigation systems and a crying fit, Water Works draws a line between one’s own flesh and the broader, social body.
Open Studios participating artists and curators: Alchemyverse (Bicheng Liang & Yixuan Shao) (China/United States), Zainab Al-Shibani (Qatar), Manuel Aja Espil (Argentina), Claudine Arendt (Luxembourg/The Netherlands), James Beckett (South Africa/The Netherlands/United States), Martinka Bobrikova & Oscar de Carmen (Slovakia/Spain/Norway), George Egerton-Warburton (Australia), Anawana Haloba (Norway/Zambia), Cornelia Herfurtner (Germany), Cindy Hill (Canada), Anaïs Horn (Austria/France), Li-Ming Hu (New Zealand/United States), Meghana Karnik (United States), Kyoung eun Kang (South Korea/United States), Tali Keren (United States/Israel/Palestine), Felix Kindermann (Germany/Belgium), Clae Lu (United States), Joiri Minaya (United States/Dominican Republic), Johanna Mirabel (France [French Guiana, Martinique, Guadeloupe]), Fatima Moallim (Sweden), Tina Maria Nielsen (Denmark), Civan Özkanoğlu (Turkey/United States), Henrique Pavão (Portugal), Mary-Audrey Ramirez (Luxembourg/Germany), Anna Schimkat (Germany), Kjersti Solbakken (Norway), Oriane Stender (United States), Taavi Suisalu (Estonia), Julian Juhlin (Denmark), Sarah Tortora (United States), Michael Tsegaye (Ethiopia), Iria Vrettou (Greece), Noa Yekutieli (United States/Israel), Ji Hye Yeom (South Korea), and Antoinette Zwirchmayr (Austria).