Sep 27, 2011 6:30 PM
Salon: Paul Murnaghan and Robert Salanda
Artists' Presentation - ISCP residents Robert Salanda from the Czech Republic and Paul Murnaghan from Ireland.
Robert Salanda's practice could be described as expanding and questioning the character and limits of different artistic forms. For his Salon, Salanda will present works that he has made during his ISCP residency, including abstract acrylic paintings on paper and three-dimensional objects inspired by pop-up books and based on his own paintings.
Robert Salanda was born in Czech Republic. He currently lives and works in Prague. He works in various media, but mainly focuses on painting. His work has been shown in Prague, Dresden, Berlin and New York.
For his Salon, Irish artist Paul Murnaghan will present a diverse body of projects, his process and resulting works. His talk will feature extracts from his current video project inspired by a letter written by Laura Huxley after her husband's (Aldous) death in 1963. The work considers the concept of "a good death" as articulated by a group of New York teenagers. Murnaghan's studio will be open where he will display several ontological notes in the form of spontaneously constructed objects made during his ISCP residency.
Situated between belief, knowledge, and faith, and drawing on the generosity of exchange, Paul Murnaghan’s practice investigates fragmentary points of intersection between things spiritual, scientific and psychological. His work considers an aesthetic of emphatic belief and frequently attempts to reinhabit thinking that has lost contemporary credibility. The results of these actions manifest through a multitude of forms and disciplines, often including curating.
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 the former factory of the Sackett & Wilhelms Lithography Company, an 18,000 square-foot building constructed in 1901. 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 recently launched a series of innovative exhibitions and public programs both on- and off-site. ISCP’s programming engages audiences in meaningful ways while fostering the institution’s relationship to its community. Each year, over 100 artists and curators are in residence at ISCP and approximately 10,000 individuals attend ISCP’s public programs.
ISCP, 1040 Metropolitan Avenue, Brooklyn
Sep 27, 2011 6:30 PM
Organized by ISCP