Monday, July 31, 2017

Fwd: Art Dubai Latest Film & News

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Applications for the sixth edition of Campus Art Dubai (CAD 6.0) are now open.

CAD is a programme for UAE-based artists, writers, curators, designers, architects and cultural producers, that aims to provide a space for critical thinking and the exchange of ideas and skills. It is part of Art Dubai's educational programming, held in partnership with the Dubai Culture and Arts Authority, and Dubai Design District (d3) with Art Jameel as the 2017-2018 curatorial partner.

CAD 6.0 will run from October 2017 to February 2018

Art Dubai Portrait 6 Shezad Dawood [film still]


Shezad Dawood, winner of the 2011 Abraaj Group Art Prize, is the protagonist in our latest Art Dubai Portrait. Here, he speaks about the thought and research processes behind his artistic production.

Myriam Ben Salah. Courtesy Leonard Méchineau


We spoke to Myriam Ben Salah about her curatorial practice and research interests. Follow the link below to get a preview of her plans for the upcoming edition of the Abraaj Group Art Prize.

Vali Mahlouji. Independent Curator and Founder of Archaeology of the Final Decade


In addition to solo- and two-artist displays, the fair will, for the first time, host multi-artist presentations in the Modern section. Furthermore, we are pleased to welcome independent curator and art advisor Vali Mahlouji as a new member to our Advisory Committee.

The Art Dubai 2018 Campaign


This year's design takes as its inspiration data and tells the story of Dubai's growth through a series of statistic-based designs. The visuals were developed in collaboration with Dubai-based agency Moloobhoy & Brown.


Building 7,
Dubai Design District (d3)
PO Box 72645, Dubai, UAE

lead partners

Madinat Jumeirah is the home of Art Dubai



Fwd: MATTANCHERRY | Curated by Riyas Komu | August 12 - October 12 | URU art harbour

Mattancherry Series as part of Mattancherry curated by Riyas Komu
KR Sunil, Mattancherry Series, 2017
We are happy to announce that Mattancherry, the inaugural exhibition at URU art harbour, curated by Riyas Komu opens on August 12, 2017

Featuring the works of 13 artists, the exhibition draws energy from the life and times of the people of Kochi, and will remain open for two months (August 12 - October 12, 2017).

 Mattancherry explores the contemporary spatial, social, historical, and temporal shifts of the location by way of investigating the history of labourers and working class, internal migrations, traceable pasts, intangible cultures, stories, and memories. While much has been written and made of Mattancherry, its glorious past and unreliable present, little has been said of the actual people who inhabit the land. In every instance, they fade into the dark abyss of silence and temporal narratives used to extend specific agendas. But these explorations remain strictly within the 'gaze of the tourist' and fail to account for the spirit of Mattancherry built over centuries through trade, cultural exchanges, and ideas of coexistence that lie beyond the facilities of mere cosmopolitanism and multiculturalism.

It is perhaps this entwined cohesion that allows the people of Mattancherry to live and die together, especially at a time when the world is divided into throes of cultural incomprehension and forcible allows for it to remain unashamedly itself, to steadfastly support and maintain its social life, networks, and support systems unbroken by institutions of capital and anchor it - to the place, to its people, and to its communities. Perhaps it's this rootedness, this contentment that ignited a certain fear in authorities who have, at various points in time, attempted to designate it as a slum, annihilate its inhabitant's sense of belonging to the place, and establish modern apparatuses for a social, spatial, and cultural division. It's not as if their marginalisation (from politics, progress, civil liberties, civic functioning, basic amenities) is entirely in the past.

Mattancherry, the exhibition, seeks to not only move beyond the established microcosms but also to suggest the multi-layered aesthetic, cultural, social, and even abstract sentiments expressive of different multi-cultural perspectives - of looking at and seeing Mattancherry, the place through its people.


Participating artists:

Anitha Thampi (b.1968, lives and works in Thiruvananthapuram) / Anvar Ali (b. 1966, lives and works in Thrissur) / Jalaja PS (b. 1983, lives and works in Kochi) / KR Sunil (b. 1975, lives and works in Kodungallur) / Latheesh Lakshman (b. 1979, lives and works in Dubai) / Ramu Aravindan (b. 1967, lives and works in Bengaluru) / Route Cochin (a Kochi based research collective) / Saju Kunhan (b. 1983. lives and works in Mumbai) / Sosa Joseph (b. 1971, lives and works in Kochi) / Upendranath TR (b. 1969, lives and works in Kochi) / Urban Design Collective (a Chennai based collective) / Vipin Dhanurdharan (b. 1989, lives and works in Kochi) / Zakkir Hussain (b. 1970, lives and works in Kochi)

The main exhibition will be accompanied by an ancillary programme of talks, music performances and film screenings, at URU art harbour in Kochangadi, Mattancherry.

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Monday, July 24, 2017

Fwd: Salon Tomorrow and Two Open Call Opportunities

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July 2017 Newsflash

Marius Ritiu, The Global Citizen, 2017, hand carved wood and hammered copper plates,
36 × 38 × 7 in. each.

July 25, 2017

Salon: Nicanor Araoz and
Marius Ritiu

Join us tomorrow evening for artist talks by residents Nicanor Araoz and Marius Ritiu. 

Nicanor Araoz will speak about his work through poetry and free association, a technique used in psychoanalysis. Araoz's practice explores the body, disintegration and nature in relation to homicide, torture and pain. In his talk, he will also address how psychedelia influences his work, and his interest in the film Perdues dans New York (1989), the artist Leigh Bowery and the theorist Georges Bataille.

In his practice, Marius Ritiu explores ideas surrounding travel, motion, migration and cosmology, reflecting on the importance and/or triviality of heritage, borders, nationhood. Ritiu will speak about his ongoing series entitled The Global Citizen. For these sculptural works, he collects wood adorned with pre-Christian symbols from the ancient region Maramures in Romania. He cuts and reassembles the wood to form 12 pentagons, and uses a unique Roma processing method to then superimpose Belgian copper plates on top.
  • Date and Time: Tuesday, July 25, 6:30–8pm
  • Location: ISCP's second floor lounge
Click here for more information.

Kiluanji Kia Henda: A City Called Mirage, installation view of the gallery, 2017. Photo by Martin Parsekian


June 27–October 6, 2017 

Kiluanji Kia Henda:
A City Called Mirage

A City Called Mirage, an exhibition by Kiluanji Kia Henda, current resident at ISCP and winner of the 2017 Frieze Artist Award, is now on view in ISCP's second floor gallery. 

A City Called Mirage is the first solo exhibition by the Luanda-based artist in the United States. Henda considers the birth, life and death of modern cities by looking at real cities and their 3D models in an immersive four-channel video installation, as well as three interconnected series of photographs.

Kiluanji Kia Henda (born 1979, Luanda, Angola) works with photography, video and performance. His work has been exhibited at institutions including Tate Liverpool, 2017; SCAD Museum, Savannah, 2016; Centre Georges Pompidou, Paris, 2016, and National Museum of African Art - Smithsonian Institution, Washington, D.C., 2015, and he has participated in the 2015 Triennial: Surround Audience, New Museum, New York; Dakar Biennale, 2014; the Venice Biennale, 2007; and the Luanda Triennale, 2007.

On Tuesday, August 29, Dariel Cobb, PhD candidate in the History, Theory, and Criticism of Art and Architecture at MIT, will discuss A City Called Mirage with Kiluanji Kia Henda.

Read here an interview with Kia Henda by Nadia Sesay about the exhibition in the art magazine Contemporary And (C&)

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Studio installation by ISCP alumna and Cree artist from the Gordon First Nation, Judy Anderson, Spring 2016 Open Studios. Photo by Martin Parsekian

Open Call: Indigenous Artist's Residency at ISCP

ISCP invites professional artists who are First Nations, Inuit and Métis peoples to apply for a six-month residency, from July 1 – December 31, 2018. This residency will support the development of an Indigenous artist, expand discourses on Indigenous art, and foster deeper international collaboration with New York City and Indigenous artistic communities.

Benefits include 24-hour access to a private furnished studio space; regular studio visits from visiting critics and an appointed advisor; field trips to museums, galleries and other cultural venues; participation in artist talks and Open Studios; and opportunity to take part in ISCP's exhibition program and offsite projects.

This call is open only to Indigenous contemporary artists with Canadian passports, working in all mediums. Applicants must be eligible to receive funding as Indigenous artists from the Canada Council for the Arts, and they may not be ISCP alumni or residents in another studio program at the same time as the Indigenous Artist's Residency.

Applications are accepted by email to by August 1, 2017 indicating "Indigenous Artist's Residency" in the subject line.

Click here to learn more about the two-step application process and download the application. 

Ayesha Kamal Khan, studio installation from ISCP Spring 2016 Open Studios. Photo by Martin Parsekian

Open Call: 
The New York Community Trust Van Lier Residency at ISCP

ISCP is now accepting applications for a fully-funded six-month residency, from March 1–August 31, 2018, by The New York Community Trust's Edward and Sally Van Lier Fund for talented, culturally diverse, economically disadvantaged young artists who are New York City-based.

The residency program includes 24-hour access to a private furnished studio space and an exhibition or public project supported by ISCP staff and funded by the New York Community Trust. The funding also includes living and materials stipend of approximately $790 per month.

Applicant must be aged 30 or younger (applicant's date of birth must be August 31, 1988 or later), identify as a person of color, demonstrate financial need, and be a New York City resident. All applicants must be United States citizens or legal Permanent Residents of the United States, 18 years or older, may not be enrolled in any degree or other studio program.

Applications are accepted by email to by September 1, 2017. 

Click here to view the full description of the Open Call and to download the application.

Alumni Spotlight: 

Jennifer Tee exhibits work at London's Kunstraum and Camden Arts Centre

Sculpture, installation, and performance artist Jennifer Tee currently has a solo show, Structures of Recollection and Perseverance, at Kunstraum, London. She creates a total environment, in a display structure inspired by the exhibition design of Brazilian Neo-Concrete artist Hélio Oiticica. In parallel, she is exhibiting Let It Come Down at Camden Arts Center. The ephemeral work is made of rare, dried black tulip petals and will transform over time, slowly fading in the daylight.

Tee will have a solo show at ISCP in March 2018. Save the date!  
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Saturday, June 3, 2017

Fwd: Residency Unlimited Newsletter - June 2017

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Mark the dates June 14 to 18 for RU 's online Paddle8 auction of fantastic art works by local and international artists to support our public programs ... totaling since January 2017 six exhibitions, eleven events/ talks, and the panel Embedding: Artist Residencies at the New School. All of our programs are free and open to the public. By purchasing an art work you can actively help us in our efforts....

This month, we welcome a new roster of artists and curators in our residency: Jorge Wellesley (Miami), Elizabet Cerviño (Cuba); Emma Adler (Germany); Naomi Okubo (Japan); and the NEA Artworks grantee Ryan Ko (Boston). And the curators Anna Harsanyi and Luciana Solano who are both New York based.

US Artists! Don't forget: Two weeks left to apply!

If you are a US based artist, there is still time to apply for a six week Liquitex sponsored residency at RU starting Sept 18th. Deadline: June 16th, 2017 - 6pm EST

Other News
We are delighted to announce that the 2017 winner of the Photo London Artproof Award is the Nairobi based Mimi Cherono Ng'ok. This prize awards the artist a 2 month residency at RU in the Fall. The selection panel -chaired by Stephen Barber- included Emma Bowkett, Director of Photography at the Financial Times; Thibault Brunet, photographer and last year's winner; Jiyoon Lee, Executive Director of SUUM PROJECT London/Seoul and Sofia Maduro, Director and Curator of Alberto Vollmer Foundation. The sponsor, Artproof is an international art printing laboratory with locations in Tallinn, Stockholm and Berlin.

We hope you can join us at the following public programs in June:
-June 4 King of the Storm, a one night performance and massive jam session by Matyáš Chochola and guests at ShapeShifter Lab.
-June 4 Closing of the Just Cause, group show at Black Ball Projects with Maria Agureeva, Benjamin Brett and Juan Sánchez;
-June 17 Georg Petermichl discusses the economy of labor in the art world at the Ace Hotel Brunch Chats series;
- June 19 RU Talk: Charlie Gross discusses his experience as Artist in residence at Kings County with Nathaniel, a 22 year old transgender patient;
- June 23 Paulo Nazareth in conversation with Claudia Calirman at Mendes Wood DM, New York;
- June 29 Workshop: Apply to Things with Residency Unlimited, hosted by UrbanGlass.

RU Public Programs:


RU Exhibition: King of the Storm by Matyáš Chochola

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Matyáš during Lazy Dick Peacock performance, 2016 foto: Alžběta Jungrová

June 4, 8pm at ShapeShifter Lab

Join us for a massive jam session and performance King of the Storm at ShapeShifter Lab by Matyáš Chochola. The program brings together a roster of VIP guests including kungfu masters, funkmasters and jazz gurus encountered by the artist in New York.



Ace Hotel Artist Brunch Chats: Georg Petermichl


Gerüst/Scaffolding, Slide #17, 2016, diapositive

June 17, 12pm at Ace Hotel New York Lobby Bar
Limited availability: RSVP to

The Austrian artist Georg Petermichl introduces his photographic series Scaffolding to discuss the labor relations that sustain the art world and the dynamics of the institutional and commercial distribution of art in our society.



RU Talk: Charlie Gross, Artist in Residence at Kings County


Nathaniel, Kings County, 2017 by Charlie Gross

Monday June 19, 6.30pm at RU

RU artist Charlie Gross presents his project realized during his residency at Kings County with a 22 year-old patient, transgendered man named Nathaniel both at Kings County and outside of the hospital.



RU Talk: Conversation between Paulo Nazareth and Claudia Calirman

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THE RED INSIDE Work in progress

June 23, 6pm at Mendes Wood DM, New York

PIPA 2016 Winner and RU artist, Paulo Nazareth discusses his practice and recent projects with Claudia Calirman, Associate Professor of Art History at John Jay College of Criminal Justice (CUNY).

Details coming soon.


UrbanGlass Workshop: Apply to Things with Residency Unlimited

June 29 at 6.30pm at Urban Glass

Organized by UrbanGlass, Sebastien Sanz de Santamaria will lead a workshop about the residency application process, resources available in NYC, and res, a new search tool for creative opportunities.



Other RU News:

Current resident artists Ai Makita's and Naomi Okubo's paintings were selected for the 2017 Emerging Artist Project for a 2 month exhibition at the residence of Ambassador/ Consulate General of Japan in New York. This initiative supports contemporary Japanese visual artists who are currently living and working in the New York Area.

RU artists Željka Blakšić, Miri Chais, Lyoudmila Milanova and Brett Swenson are featured in the June edition of CAPRI BY NIGHT*, video screening for the public space at Offenbachplatz in Cologne (Germany). This series is a collaborative project between the Schauspiel Köln and Lyoudmila Milanova currently in residence at RU.

This year's 57th Venice Biennale features the following RU Alumni:

-at the Russian Pavilion, Recycle Group present Virtual Intervention, a downloadable app that allows Biennale visitors to virtually enhance select locations around Venice.

▪ In the Central Pavilion, Giardini, the Danish artist Søren Engstedt is presenting Levitation, a performance and a video installation in the main show Viva Arte Viva curated by Christine Macel.
In the Central Pavilion, Giardini, the Danish artist Søren Engstedt is presenting Levitation, a performance and a video installation in the main show Viva Arte Viva curated by Christine Macel.
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