Wednesday, July 11, 2018

My Conversation with Roger Beurgel in Hamburg, July 12 @ 6PM

»Global Art History and the Encyclopedic Museum«

Talk
Jul 12 2018, 18:00 pm

How do we draw comparisons when we compare things (objects, artifacts, works of art) that cannot be compared – at least not when based on the established system of knowledge? How do we relate things to each other that have no natural (logical, historical, cultural) relationship to each other? Does art help us in this, and does the aesthetic sense help us further?
Thursday, July 12th 2018, 6 pm: Talk with Chika Okeke-Agulu (in English)
This event is included in the ticket price.
Museum für Kunst und Gewerbe
Steintorplatz
20099 Hamburg

Friday, June 29, 2018

Conversation with Roger M. Buergel @ Johann Jacobs Museum, Zurich on July 15

THEME TALK

MAKING COMPARISONS THAT MATTER

Global Art History and the Challenge of Taste
15 Jul 2018 3:00 pm | EN
Chika Okeke-Agulu (Professor for African and African Diaspora Art, Princeton University) in conversation with Roger M. Buergel
For better or for worse, the Western canon of art is crumbling. In recent years, the modernist legacy has been extended and rearticulated and now encompasses key artists, media and formal concerns that have grown out of India, the African continent, China and South America. This reworking of modernism is also affecting the arts from the past: bronze sculptures from Benin City can no longer be treated as ethnological artifacts but are now on par with the best works of Rodin or Michelangelo. Even if we are ready to treat artworks as fundamentally equal, we should ask ourselves if the Western notion of “art” can do justice to work that has been produced under rather peculiar circumstances and with perhaps no notion of “art” in mind? In other words, how can we draw comparisons between Persian manuscripts, Mauritanian beads, Japanese lacquerware, Peruvian textiles, German woodcuts and Swiss embroidery?
Theme Talk on the occasion of the exhibition L’Afrique des Colliers: Marie-José Crespin. The event is included in the regular admission price. The conversation is held in English.

Friday, May 11, 2018

Curatorial Residency in New York City






The International Studio & Curatorial Program is a laboratory for the world’s most promising artists and curators, a place for innovation and experimentation. ISCP’s mission is:
  • to support and enhance the professional development of emerging to mid-career artists and curators from around the world
  • to introduce New York audiences to exceptional international art practices
  • to engage communities of Brooklyn and the New York City area through public programs that

ISCP supports the creative advancement of contemporary artists and curators, and promotes cultural exchange through residencies, exhibitions and public programs. Housed in a former factory in East Williamsburg, with 35 light-filled work studios and two gallery spaces, ISCP is New York’s most comprehensive international visual arts residency program, and the fourth largest worldwide. In addition, ISCP organizes innovative exhibitions, engaging public talks, and offsite projects, which are free and open all, and offers the public access to important practices and ideas in the visual arts.

ISCP connects residents to a diverse global network of colleagues build lifelong professional relation-ships. With over 1,350 alumni from more than 80 countries including the United States, ISCP hosts more than 100 residents each year. Among ISCP’s respected alumni are artists Njideka Akunyili Crosby, Elmgreen and Dragset, Claire Fontaine, Camille Henrot, Yeondoo Jung, Chi Wo Leung, Jacolby Satterwhite, Tatiana Trouvé; and curators Mai Abu ElDahab, Vit Havránek and Aneta Szylak.



ISCP Curatorial Residency Program
Program Benefits:
opportunity to propose an exhibition for two different venues--ISCP's project space or offsite at El Museo de Los Sures in Williamsburg

opportunities to speak both onsite and offsite about current projects, including presentations at ISCP Salons and at Independent Curators International's Curatorial Hub

Open Studios presentations (for April and November residents only)

field trips to cultural institutions in and outside New York

overnight field trip to art institutions outside New York City (for summer residents only)

contribute to the ISCP journal for a fee

residents are paired with senior curators for one-on-one professional development sessions (for curators-in-residence for three months or longer)


Anne Szefer Karlsen (left), Norway, 2016























Satu Oksanen (left), Finland, 2016




 
    
Rael Artel, Estonia, 2016



bimonthly private studio visits with professionals from museums, galleries, alternative spaces and publications

Possibility of working with past New York Foundation for the Arts Fellows for an exhibition in New York City


ISCP has hosted the following Curatorial Residents over the past eighteen years:


2017
Eli Kerr, Canada
Marte Danielson Jølbo, Norway Srinivas Aditya Mopidevi, India Tess Maunder, Australia
Julia Geerlings, The Netherlands
2016
Howie Chen, United States Rael Artel, Estonia Catherine Barnabé, Canada
Julia Geerlings, The Netherlands Anne Szefer Karlsen, Norway Hyukgue Kwon, South Korea Satu Oksanen, Finland
Hsing-Ning Huang, Taiwan Lýdia Pribišová, Slovakia Anushka Rajendran, India Elise Routledge, Australia

2015
Iliana Antonova, Canada
Natalie Hope O'Donnell, Norway
Naveen Mahantesh, India Gun Soo Lee, South Korea Susan Gibb, Australia

2014
Randi Grov Berger, Norway Marianna Garin, Sweden Véronique Leblanc, Canada Emilie Nilsson, Denmark
2013
Yang Yeung, Hong Kong Claire Moeder, Canada Hilde Methi, Norway
Jan Lesak, Czech Republic

2012
Ilaria Marotta, Italy Erlend Hammer, Norway Meiya Cheng, Taiwan Marie Perrault, Canada Melissa Keys, Australia

2011
Wendy Fernandez, Spain Stephen Gilchrist, Australia Adéla Hrušková, Czech Republic Jau-lan Guo, Taiwan
Peter J. Amdam, Norway Jean-Michel Ross, Canada Veronika Zajacikova, Czech Republic
Astrid Honold, The Netherlands
Necmi Sönmez, Turkey

2010
Attila Tordai-S, Romania
Vjera Borozan, Czech Republic Rosemary Forde, Australia Chiara Sartori, Italy
Joanna Zielinska, Poland

Elisabeth Byre, Norway
2009
Susanne Ø. Saether, Norway Mihnea Mircan, Romania Miguel Amado, Portugal

2008
Biljana Ciric, Serbia Esther Lu, Taiwan Pavlina Morganova, Czech Republic Hong-John Lin, Taiwan Branka Bencic, Croatia
Rakett (Åse Løvgern & Karolin Tampere), Norway

2007
Antonia Majaca, Croatia Stella Fong, Hong Kong Gary Dufour, Australia Kjetil Røed, Norway Rita Palma, Portugal

2006
Kim Stern, South Africa Sung-Eun Kang, South Korea Louise Rollman, Australia Aniko Erdosi, Hungary Radmila-Iva Jankovic, Croatia Geir Haraldseth, Norway

2005
Veronica Wiman, Sweden
Klara Vomackova, Czech Republic Marianne Zamecznik, Norway
Agnieszka Kurant, Poland

2004
Eivind Furnesvik, Norway
Vit Havranek, Czech Republic Mai Abu ElDahab, Egypt Rifky Effendy, Indonesia Sunny Jang, South Korea Martina Siegwolf, Switzerland

2003
Marica Gojevic, Switzerland Christina Vegh, Switzerland Tone Hansen, Norway Hsiao-Kuei Hsu, Taiwan
Yi-Ting Lei, Taiwan
David Kulhanek, Czech Republic

2002
Maria Vassileva, Canada Natalia Filonenko, Ukraine Adam Sutherland,
United Kingdom

2001
Karel Cisar, Czech Republic Aneta Szylak, Poland

2000
Theo Tegelaers, The Netherlands

1999
Diana Popova, Canada
Martina Pachmanova, Czech Republic


CALL FOR APPLICATIONS
Jane Farver Curatorial Residency at ISCP

APPLICATION DEADLINE: Friday, June 1, 2018 RESIDENCY DATES:
December 1, 2018 – February 28, 2019

LOCATION:
International Studio & Curatorial Program (ISCP) 1040 Metropolitan Ave, Brooklyn, NY 11211

DESCRIPTION:
The International Studio & Curatorial Program (ISCP) is pleased to announce an open call for a fully funded three-month residency for a curator from the Global South, including a stipend for travel and housing, supported by the Jane Farver Memorial Fund.

In order to be eligible, curators must currently be a full-time resident of and have an active curatorial practice in one of countries listed below. The residency program includes 24-hour access to a private furnished office space; meetings with Visiting Critics; field trips to museums, galleries and other cultural venues; and participation in a summer Open House and public talk. The residency also includes a stipend of approximately $9,000 and additional funding to curate and produce an exhibition in ISCP’s 350 sq. ft. Project Space during early 2019. Proposals for the exhibition can be for either solo or group exhibitions, in a range of media. ISCP residents become part of a growing network of international artists and curators who are ISCP alumni. An ISCP residency has often led to critical advancement in the practices of the artists and curators in residence, and fosters a dynamic, supportive working community.

Other requirements include a working knowledge of English, being onsite at ISCP 20-hours per week, and conducting studio visits with the artists (and curators) in residence in the International Program.

The Jane Farver Memorial Fund has received support from the Lambent Foundation, Cai Guo- Qiang, John L. Moore, Kimsooja, Carolee Thea, and Jennifer Bansen.


ABOUT JANE FARVER:

This residency honors ISCP’s trustee Jane Farver (1947-2015), pioneering American curator and writer, who is globally recognized as a champion of contemporary artists, especially those working outside the mainstream Western art historical canon.

Among her best-known projects was the 1999 exhibition, Global Conceptualism: Points of Origin 1950s-1980s, organized while she was Director of Exhibitions
for the Queens Museum from 1992-1999, and which traveled to the Walker Art Center, Miami Art Museum and MIT List Visual Arts Center. Other presentations she curated at the Queens Museum include Across the Pacific: Contemporary Korean and Korean American Art; Cai Guo- Qiang, Cultural Melting Bath: Projects for the 20th Century; and Out of India: Contemporary Art of the South Asian Diaspora. From 1999 to 2011, Farver was director of the List Visual Arts Center at MIT, where she organized solo exhibitions and projects by artists including Mel Chin, Michael Joo, Paul Pfeiffer, Runa Islam, and Tavares Strachan.

Among numerous biennials, Farver curated the Incheon Women Artists’ Biennale in South Korea in 2011, and she was co-commissioner of the American artist Paul Pfeiffer at the 9th Cairo Biennial, and was one of six curators of the 2000 Whitney Biennial. Farver’s early career began in Cleveland, where she was director of Spaces, then she moved to New York where she was director at Tomoko Liguori Gallery, followed by directorship of the Lehman College Art Gallery in the Bronx. Her husband, the American artist and curator John L. Moore, has played an instrumental role in supporting ISCP’s efforts to build a residency in Jane Farver’s honor.


APPLICATION PROCEDURE:

Please submit the following to application@iscp-nyc.org by Tuesday, May 1, indicating “Jane Farver Curatorial Residency” in the subject line:
Application Form (attached)
Applicants must provide the following information: name; date of birth; place of birth; mailing address; telephone number; email address; and ethnicity.

    curriculum vitae
    images and descriptions of past curated projects or authored texts
    scanned copies of 2-3 reviews (if applicable)
    two names of references with contact information
    brief description of what you envision for the ISCP exhibition in 2019
    short description of how you envision your time at ISCP, 300 words max
    proof of residence in one of the eligible countries

ELIGIBILITY: Curators living in and from the Global South are invited to apply. Applicants may not be ISCP alumni, residents in another studio program at the same time as the Jane Farver Curatorial Residency, or enrolled in school.

SELECTION: The selection committee reviews applications based on past accomplishments and curatorial innovation. Other consideration factors are: the potential impact of the residency on the applicant and preparedness to undertake the residency and proposed project.

Interviews with finalists will be held by the selection committee. NOTIFICATION: Curators will be notified by June 30, 2018


ELIGIBLE COUNTRIES:

Asia / Pacific

Afghanistan, Bangladesh, Bhutan, Brunei, Cambodia, China, Fiji, India, Indonesia, Iran, Kiribati, Laos, Malaysia, Maldives, Marshall Islands, Micronesia, Mongolia, Myanmar, Nauru, Nepal, Pakistan, Palau, Papua New Guinea, Philippines, Samoa, Solomon Islands, Sri Lanka, Thailand, Timor-Leste, Tonga, Tuvalu, Vanuatu, Vietnam

Arab States

Algeria, Bahrain, Comoros, Djibouti, Egypt, Iraq, Jordan, Kuwait, Lebanon, Libya, Mauritania, Morocco, Oman, Palestinian Territories, Qatar, Saudi Arabia, Somalia, Sudan, Syria, Tunisia, United Arab Emirates, Yemen

Africa

Angola, Benin, Botswana, Burkina Faso, Burundi, Cameroon, Cabo Verde, Central African Republic, Chad, Democratic Republic of the Congo, Republic of the Congo, Cote d'Ivoire, Equatorial Guinea, Eritrea, Ethiopia, Gabon, The Gambia, Ghana, Guinea, Guinea-Bissau, Kenya, Lesotho, Liberia, Madagascar, Malawi, Mali, Mauritius, Mozambique, Namibia, Niger, Nigeria, Rwanda, Sao Tome and Principe, Senegal, Seychelles, Sierra Leone, South Africa, South Sudan, Swaziland, Tanzania, Togo, Uganda, Zambia, Zimbabwe

South / Latin America

Antigua and Barbuda, Argentina, Aruba, The Bahamas, Barbados, Belize, Bolivia, Brazil, Chile, Colombia, Costa Rica, Cuba, Curacao, Dominica, Dominican Republic, Ecuador, El Salvador, Grenada, Guatemala, Guyana, Haiti, Honduras, Jamaica, Mexico, Nicaragua, Panama, Paraguay, Peru, Puerto Rico, Saint Kitts and Nevis, Saint Lucia, Saint Vincent and the Grenadines, Sint Maarten, Suriname, Trinidad and Tobago, Uruguay, Venezuela, British Virgin Islands, U.S. Virgin Islands

Commonwealth of Independent States

Armenia,  Azerbaijan,  Belarus,   Georgia,   Kazakhstan,   Moldova,   Kyrgyzstan,   Tajikistan, Turkmenistan, Ukraine, Uzbekistan

The above list is gleaned from numerous websites, below. If you do not see your country but believe you are from the Global South, please inquire to aalbuainain@iscp-nyc.org http://www.globalsouthproject.cornell.edu/about.html
kups.ub.uni-koeln.de/6399/1/voices012015_concepts_of_the_global_south.pdf https://www.rgs.org/NR/rdonlyres/6AFE1B7F.../60sGlobalNorthSouthDivide.pdf



Jane Farver Curatorial Residency at ISCP December 1, 2018 February 28, 2019
Deadline to apply: June 1, 2018

Date of application:

Name: ……………………………………………………………………………….…… Email: ……………………………………………………………………………………. Telephone number: (+     ) ………………………………..…………………… Website: ………………………………………………………………………………. Country of residence: ……………………………………………………………. Country of birth: …………………………………………………………….
Address: ……………………………………………………………………………….

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Please enclose the following supporting materials in your email application:

¨ curriculum vitae

¨ images and descriptions of past curated projects or authored texts

¨ scanned copies of 2-3 reviews (if applicable)

¨  two names of references with contact information: ..................................................................

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¨ brief description of what you envision for the ISCP exhibition in 2019

¨ short description of how you envision your time at ISCP, 300 words max

¨ proof of residence in one of the eligible countries





Note: incomplete applications will not be reviewed. Please submit your application in a single PDF no larger than 10 MB to application@ iscp- nyc. org