Open studio weekend May 2007
Reception: Friday May 4th , 7 - 9 pm Saturday, May 5, 12 - 6 pm / Sunday, May 6, 12 - 6 pm / Monday, May 7, 2 - 8 pm
323 W 39th ST (Between 8th & 9th AVE) / Floors 6, 7 & 8 / Subway A, C, E TO 42ND ST (Exit 40th)
ISCP's Open Weekends are organized twice a year to give the public, art enthusiasts, and art professionals access to ISCP's artists and curators in residence from around the world. Free to the public, the Open Weekend presents recent artworks and projects by artists and curators from twenty countries working in the program's 26 studios. The current residents represent a wide range of conceptual interests and aesthetic concerns, covering the mediums of painting, sculpture, drawing, installation, performance, video, ?lm, new media, and architecture.
Founded in 1994, ISCP has hosted more than 500 artists and curators whose participation at ISCP has facilitated substantial career growth, while contributing to the diversity of New York City's international arts community. ISCP's approach to programming is focused on connecting its artists and curators with local institutions and independent practitioners, while introducing local audiences to contemporary art practice from all over the world. The interaction between artists, curators, and critics creates opportunities supporting every stage of artistic development - intellectual exchange, critical feedback, invitations to participate in exhibitions, and gallery representation, to name a few - with the ultimate goal of promoting awareness of the diversity of global artistic expression.
Of special note, this Open Weekend may be the last in our current space at 323 West 39th Street. We recently secured our own nonpro?t status, and are making plans to relocate ISCP to a new space where we can expand our programs to offer more opportunities to the artists and curators whose experiences are central to the organization's mission. Please join us on Friday, May 4 from 7pm to 9pm for a reception to celebrate the Open Weekend and toast ISCP's future in a new location. Founding Director, Dennis Elliott and Program Director, Sara Reisman welcome you to join the ISCP participants in their studios on May 4, 5, 6, and 7, 2007.