Residencies Talk SeriesAlternative Residencies
October 18, 2011
6:30 - 8:30 p.m.
International Studio and Curatorial Program (ISCP) 1040 Metropolitan Ave Brooklyn, New York 11211
This first talk in our Residencies Series will look at new organizational models for residencies. We ask how residencies are being transformed alongside artistic development to meet the needs of artists and curators in an increasingly itinerant field. Residencies as catalysts for research, production, commissioning and social engagement/intervention within a critical framework will be addressed. How are programs for disciplines newer to residencies including film and curating being developed as well as informal strategies and residencies for art institutions.
Speakers include Mirene Arsanios, co-founder of 98weeks and ISCP resident, Lebanon; Omar Berrada, Dar Al-Mamun, Morocco; Ceren Erdem, independent curator, New York/Istanbul; Nora Razian, Batroun Projects, Beirut. Lawrence Abu Hamdan, Batroun Projects, Beirut. Moderated by Kari Conte, Director of Programs and Exhibitions, ISCP.
About the Residencies Talk Series
During the past twenty years there have been marked shifts in the role and structure of residency programs. New models have emerged that depart from residencies as utopian communities for the research and development of new work to laboratories for collaboration, cultural exchange and public interaction. In many of these alternative models, residencies have become part and parcel to the production of new work and take place within myriad institutional structures – from residency-based organizations to museums or art centers with residencies as a facet of their programming.
October 18, Alternative Residencies
November 1, Residency as Refuge?
December 8, Economies of Residencies
Produced in collaboration with International Studio and Curatorial Program
The International Studio & Curatorial Program (ISCP) is a leading nonprofit, residency-based contemporary art institution for emerging to mid-career artists and curators from around the world. Founded in 1994, ISCP has hosted over 1,000 artists and curators from more than 50 countries, including the United States. In 2008, ISCP moved from Manhattan to East Williamsburg, Brooklyn to an 18,000 square-foot former factory building. This move expanded ISCP's facilities to 35 studios, an exhibition gallery and a project space. To advance its core mission of supporting artists in producing and exhibiting a wide range of contemporary, often experimental, artistic approaches, ISCP annually presents a series of innovative exhibitions and public programs both on- and off-site. For more information please visit ISCP.
Image Credit © Batroun Projects
This program and the rest of the Across Histories 2011 series were made possible through generous grants from NYSCA and DCA.