Simon Edgardo Aragon Diaz
Ann Cathrin November Hoibo
New Eyes for New Spaces presents works by Patricia Dauder, David Horvitz, Antonio Rovaldi, Austin Shull, and Hong-Kai Wang in collaboration with Anne Callahan, Brendan Dalton and Jordan Paul-artists who actively investigate, abstract, and fragment representations of place. Open Studios is a three-day exhibition with 27 artists from 20 countries currently in residence.
New Eyes for New Spaces
April 26, 2013 - May 24, 2013
Opening alongside Open Studios, the exhibition New Eyes for New Spaces curated by Francesca Sonara and Jess Wilcox presents works by Patricia Dauder, David Horvitz, Antonio Rovaldi, Austin Shull, and Hong-Kai Wang in collaboration with Anne Callahan, Brendan Dalton and Jordan Paul—artists who actively investigate, abstract, and fragment representations of place. Intervening with information culled from photographs, video, or sound recordings, these artists effectively focus viewers’ attention on the gap between what is seen and what is imagined. This exhibition unravels how technological advancements of the last ten years changed not only how we conceive of site, but also how we perceive it.
As technology develops to increasingly mediate our relationships with place and site, our imagination of locations near and far, diminishes. At first it was merely a plethora of guidebooks telling us where to go when we got somewhere. Then it was a flood of photo-sharing websites and blogs offering visual dialogues from every angle of an area. Now, it is Google Street View providing users regularly updated imagery from the streets of cities worldwide, helping them to navigate a new place with more ease than ever before. As we search for photos of the places we plan to go or confirm exactly where it is we are, the opportunity for wonderment, disorientation and fantasy is threatened.
As described by Walter Benjamin in The Work of Art in the Age of Mechanical Reproduction, the tension between place and image has existed since the advent of photography. However, digital technologies (digital photography in particular) extend the distance between viewer and site as the process fragments the original subject into discrete units of information before re-presenting it as a whole. Paradoxically, while digital technologies convey information with greater accuracy, the coding inherent in these processes puts us at just one more remove from that which we are seeking to understand.
April 26, 2013 - April 28, 2013
The International Studio & Curatorial Program (ISCP) Spring Open Studios is a three-day exhibition of international contemporary art. The 27 artists from 20 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 27 “studio visits” to experience art in its place of origin and to share conversations with artists from all over the world.
Participating ISCP artists in Open Studios: Njideka Akunyili (USA)
Simón Edgardo Aragón Díaz (Mexico) Simón Arrebola (Spain)
Farah Atassi (France) Anastasia Ax (Sweden) Kevin Beasley (USA)
Eunji Cho (South Korea) Paul Dignan (Canada) Tobias Dostal (Germany)
Leda Ekimova (Bulgaria) Marco Fusinato (Australia)
Mira Gáberová (Slovakia) Isa Ho (Taiwan) Laura Horelli (Finland)
Ann Cathrin November Høibo (Norway) Anouk Kruithof (The Netherlands)
Mircea Nicolae (Romania) Paulien Oltheten (The Netherlands)
Moritz Partenheimer (Germany) Bundith Phunsombatlert (Thailand)
Lea Porsager (Denmark) Johannes Rochhausen (Germany)
Gamaliel Rodriguez (Puerto Rico) Isa Rosenberger (Austria)
Annesofie Sandal (Denmark) Felisia Tandiono (USA) Robert Voerman (The Netherlands)
On Sunday, April 28th, at 4pm, ISCP presents the panel discussion Art, Wastelands and Ecology: What lies ahead? in conjunction with ISCP’s Participatory Projects program that commissions and produces the work of ISCP current residents and alumni in the public realm. This panel will reflect on critical issues in urban development with regard to contemporary cultural production. ISCP’s neighborhood of East Williamsburg/Bushwick, Brooklyn is situated at the juncture of residential, industrial and seemingly desolate lands; the socio-political and environmental impacts of its rapid transformation will be discussed alongside panelists’ current projects and research. Panelists: Olivia Georgia, Executive Director, Mary Miss/City as Living Laboratory (CaLL); Jesse Goldstein, Adjunct Professor, Design and Urban Ecologies, The New School; and Jan Mun, Artist in Residence, Newtown Creek Alliance.
Accompanying Open Studios and through May 24th, the exhibition New Eyes for New Spaces curated by Francesca Sonara and Jess Wilcox includes works by Patricia Dauder, David Horvitz, Antonio Rovaldi, Austin Shull, and Hong-Kai Wang in collaboration with Anne Callahan, Brendan Dalton and Jordan Paul. The included artists actively investigate, abstract, and fragment representations of place by intervening with information culled from photographs, video or sound recordings, effectively focusing the viewers’ attention on the gap between what is seen and what is imagined. This exhibition unravels how technological advancements of the last ten years have changed not only how we conceive of site, but also how we perceive it.
ISCP thanks the following contributors for their generous support
The Andy Warhol Foundation for the Visual Arts, NY; American Australian Association, NY; Australian Consulate General, NY; Austrian Cultural Forum, NY; Brooklyn Brewery, NY; Consulate General of Denmark, NY; Consulate General of the Netherlands, NY; Consulate General of the Slovak Republic, NY; Consulate General of Sweden, NY; Cultural Services of the French Embassy, NY; The Greenwich Collection, NY; The Mexican Cultural Institute, NY; National Endowment for the Arts, Washington, DC; New York City Department of Cultural Affairs, NY; Romanian Cultural Institute, NY; Royal Norwegian Consulate General, NY
Opening reception: friday, april 26th, 6-9pm
International Studio & Curatorial Program (ISCP)
1040 Metropolitan Avenue - Brooklyn, New York 11211
Gallery hours: Wednesday - saturday, 12-6pm
Open Studios- Saturday - Sunday, april 27-28th, 1 - 7pm