Left: Taloi Havini, “Bougainville Totems Autonomous: Naboin, Nakas, Nakaripa, Natasi” (2003–06), stoneware, acrylic, and steel. Right: Ulrike Müller, “And Then Some” (2016), installation view, Callicoon Fine Arts, New York City (courtesy the artist and Callicoon Fine Arts. Photo by Sean Fader)

The International Studio & Curatorial Program announces Brooklyn Commons 2018, an ongoing discussion series that presents intellectual and artistic pairings between the established Brooklyn-based artist community and ISCP artists in residence.

This series, initiated in 2012, puts artists in conversation who have not shared a dialogue in the past and focuses on cultural practitioners living and working in Brooklyn, both long- and short-term.

This year’s series presents talks between Ulrike Müller and Taloi Havini, Suzanne McClelland and Sonia Louise Davis, and Haim Steinbach and Remy Jungerman. Müller and Havini will discuss the activation of history and the socio-political dimensions in their work; McClelland and Davis will speak about the intersection of sound, language and abstraction; and Steinbach and Remy Jungerman will consider the recontextualization of existing objects, and the cultural meanings of display.

Brooklyn Commons is organized by Kari Conte, ISCP Director of Programs and Exhibitions.

Past participants in this talk series include Vito Acconci, Martha Rosler, Jonas Mekas, Ursula von Rydingsvard, Tehching Hsieh, and Fred Wilson, among others.

Dates and Times:

  • February 20, 2018, 6:30–8pm, Brooklyn Commons: Ulrike Müller and Taloi Havini
  • April 3, 2018, 6:30–8pm, Brooklyn Commons: Suzanne McClelland and Sonia Louise Davis
  • May 8, 2018, 6:30–8pm, Brooklyn Commons: Haim Steinbach and Remy Jungerman

These events are free and open to the public, and will be live streamed on ISCP’s Facebook Live.  

Major support for Brooklyn Commons is provided by VIA Art Fund.

This program is also supported in part by the New York City Department of Cultural Affairs, in partnership with the City Council, and New York State Council on the Arts with the support of Governor Andrew M. Cuomo and the New York State Legislature.

See here for a Hyperallergic article by Daniel Larkin on a Brooklyn Commons 2012 with Josiah McElheny and Camille Henrot.

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