International Studio & Curatorial Program: Brooklyn Commons

Brooklyn, NY


Incubator Grant

Founded in 1994, ISCP is the most comprehensive international visual arts residency in New York, hosting about 100 emerging to mid-career artist and curator residents annually. The program is an opportunity for creative and professional development, connecting residents to an international network of contemporary art professionals through studio visits, lectures, and professional introductions. VIA Art Fund is thrilled to support ISCP’s 2018 season of Brooklyn Commons, a series of talks pairing three established Brooklyn-based artists with three of ISCP’s international residents in an effort to engage in intellectual and dynamic discussions while cultivating and enriching their artistic practices. Featured 2018 participants include established artists paired with ISCP residents including Ulrike Müller and Taloi Havini, Suzanne McClelland and Sonia Louise Davis, and Haim Steinbach and Remy Jungerman.

Initiated in 2011, Brooklyn Commons provides an unparalleled platform for intergenerational, international discourse to be shared with the public, introducing international artists to the New York art scene, while also exposing established and notable New York-based artists to emerging international artists. Conducted as a public forum, the artists discuss living in Brooklyn, their respective works, and their creative concerns. The talks are also live-streamed and will become archival materials for current and future research.

For more information please visit ISCP.

Alicia Frankovich, Bisons, 2010 – , performance piece by Alicia Frankovich performed with Tehching Hsieh during Brooklyn Commons at the International Studio & Curatorial Program, New York, July 2016. Image courtesy of the artist.