In his Afro-Expressionist paintings and installations, Adjani Okpu-Egbe ruminates on native resistance in Cameroon and the colonial propaganda promoted in mainstream media.
International Studio and Curatorial Program
Fall Open Studios at the International Studio & Curatorial Program with Guest Speaker Jonas Mekas
ISCP presents contemporary art by 35 international artists, November 9 and 10.
Visions of Taiwan and the Powers that Shaped It
As Shake shows us, the island state’s geography and political history have a lot in common.
Brooklyn Commons Discussion Series at the International Studio & Curatorial Program
Three public talks featuring artists Ulrike Müller, Suzanne McClelland, and Haim Steinbach, with ISCP residents Taloi Havini, Sonia Louise Davis, and Remy Jungerman.
Visit the International Studio & Curatorial Program’s Fall Open Studios, November 10–11
View the work of contemporary artists and curators from 22 countries.
Sculptures that Abstract the Data of Income Inequality
I should like the exhibition Measures of Inequity by the artists Richard Ibghy & Marilou Lemmens at the International Studio and Curatorial Program.
Tricking Perception in a Maze of Mirrors
Natasha Johns-Messenger has created a maze of mirrors in “ThreeFold” (2015). It will make you laugh at how easily mirrors can trick and fool your mind.
Locating Loss, from Damascus to Manhattan’s Little Syria
“Audiences are understandably tired of the polarizing and dominant narratives of the mainstream media and political conversations,” Stephen Stapleton, co-founder of the arts non-profit Edge of Arabia, tells me on an afternoon in July.
Getting an International Glimpse at Open Studios
Upstairs at the International Studio & Curatorial Program, on the third floor, there’s a map tacked to a wall with a series of flags planted in it. The flags document the different countries from which the ISCP has drawn its artist and curator residents, and while it’s easy to notice gaps — large swaths of Africa and South America, for instance — it’s also refreshing to note how many flags there are, and how widespread. With 58 countries and counting, it’s clear that the ISCP is committed to finding art in the far-flung corners of the world; the process just takes time.
A Blind-Date Artists’ Talk Casts Doubt on Beauty
Despite the drizzle on a chilly evening, there was a packed (if small) house last night at the International Studio and Curatorial Program (ISCP); the reason was a conversation between Brooklyn artist Josiah McElheny and Parisian artist Camille Henrot.
From Car Hoods to Vajazzling
South African artist Frances Goodman doesn’t apologize about much when it comes to art.