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.

Artists Taloi Havini (left) and Ulrike Müller (right) discussing the activation of history and the socio-political in their works during their Brooklyn Commons talk, February 20, 2018. Courtesy of ISCP.

Visitors watching Taloi Havini’s video installation during the opening reception of Open Studios Spring 2018. Havini transformed her studio into a black box featuring drone footage the artist recorded to document the current state of former mining sites in Bougainville. 
Courtesy of ISCP.

Artist Joseph Kosuth (front right) reflecting on the similarities and differences between artists Haim Steinbach’s (back left) and Remy Jungerman’s (back right) work during Brooklyn Commons: Haim Steinbach and Remy Jungerman Q&A session, May 8, 2018. 
Courtesy of ISCP.