ArtistsBiennials & Triennials 10-10-2017

October 10 | The International Center of Photography is moving… again

In an unexpected move, an important New York institution announces it is changing home. In Munster, locals have come together to acquire a work shown as part of the Sculpture Project, which had been defaced with nazi slurs.

The ICP leaves the Bowery

A year after settling into a $23.5 million space on New York’s Bowery, the International Center of Photography has announced plans to move to a new location in Essex Crossing, the new Lower East side development project set to be completed by 2024.

The museum will change locations in early 2019, whereas the school will move in the Summer. The museum will benefit from a 40,000 square foot space. Since losing its rent-free space on 43rd Street, the ICP has had a rough time attracting visitors, with annual attendance having dropped from 165,000 to 100,000 between 2014 and 2017. Read more on The New York Times.


Lauren Greenfield — Lindsey, 18, at a Fourth of July party three days after her nose job, Calabasas, California, 1993. Five of her close friends at Calabasas High School have already had plastic surgery — ICP 




SESC_Videobrasil announces 20th edition awardees

The São Paulo-based Contemporary Art Festival SESC_Videobrasil has announced the awardees for its 20th edition. The prizes, recognizing the work of artists “producing compelling works” regardless of their medium of choice, were given to: Bárbara Wagner and Benjamin de Burca (Brazil/ Germany) Filipa César (Portugal/Germany) and Trương Minh Quý, (Vietnam) who will each receive $7,800. Their works will be included in the institution’s collection. In addition, Artist Residency Awards will be given to: Graziela Kunsch (Brazil) Engel Leonardo (Dominican Republic) La Decanatura (Colombia) Emo de Medeiros (France/Benin) Natasha Mendonca (India) who will benefit from a two-month residency between 2018 and 2019. Lastly, artist Jaime Lauriano will receive about $7,800, granted by the Ostrovsky Family Fund. Read more on Artforum.


Emo De Medeiros (France / Benin) "Vodunaut Series" (2016-2017, objects) Residence of the village of Goethe-Institut (Brazil)


Bárbara Wagner & Benjamin de Burca (Brazil/Alemanha)  “Faz que vai” (2015) Prêmio de Aquisição Acervo Sesc de Arte




Munster citizens to raise funds to keep Nicole Eisenman’s “Sketch for a Fountain”

After having been defaced with blue spray and a swastika last September, Nicole Eisenman’s Sketch for a Fountain (2017) might be acquired by the city of Munster following the end of the Sculpture Project, thanks to a fundraising campaign launched by the city’s inhabitants. Sketch for a Fountain was not among the sculptures that exhibition curators recommended for purchase to the city, but Munster citizens were won over by the sculpture, partly due to the abuse it suffered. Many Münster inhabitants were outraged when the work was sprayed with a swastika in September—an act condemned by the organisers of Sculpture Projects as “a fascist form of violence” and “an attack against the values of the work”. More via The Art Newspaper.


Nicole Eisenman, Sketch for a Fountain (2017) Sculpture Projects Münster


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