The International Studio & Curatorial Program (ISCP) Fall Open Studios, November 8-10, 2013 is a three-day exhibition of international contemporary art. The 29 artists from 19 countries currently in residence present work in their studios, including Dutch artists Anouk Kruithof and Paulien Oltheten. The studio is a generative space – part production site, office, laboratory and situation – and it can be argued that it is more significant today for artistic process than ever before. Open Studios invites the public to 29 studio visits to experience art in its place of origin and to share conversations with artists from all over the world.
Residents participating in OPEN STUDIOS November 2013: Javier Barrios (Norway), Savas Boyraz (Turkey), Ruth Campau (Denmark), Ramiro Chaves (Mexico), Thora Dolven Balke (Norway), Tobias Dostal (Germany), Mónica Ferreras De la Maza (Dominican Republic), Deva Graf (USA), Anja Kempe (Germany), Shigeyuki Kihara (New Zealand), Viktor Kopp (Sweden), John Kørner (Denmark), Anouk Kruithof (The Netherlands), I-Chen Kuo (Taiwan), Niko Luoma (Finland), Hilde Methi (Norway), Tricia Middleton (Canada), Claire Moeder (Canada), Paulien Oltheten (The Netherlands), Samuel Penaso (Philippines), Andrea Pichl (Germany), Hugues Reip (France), Dina Rončević (Croatia), Jr-Shin Luo (Taiwan), Veli & Amos (Slovenia), Jackson Slattery (Australia), Güneş Terkol (Turkey), Sofie Thorsen (Austria), Bernard Williams (USA).
About Anouk Kruithof
Anouk Kruithof considers photography as a starting point of infinite possibilities. Her method is interdisciplinary and mostly idea based. Through social interactions such as encounters with strangers, she analyzes, shapes and imagines her work practice. Research in the form of interviews, temporary installations and performative interactions with unknown people and space form the basis of her photographs. She then uses these photographs as material, which she transfers across different surfaces and spaces into minimal installations and tactile artist books.
Anouk Kruithof is a Dutch artist born in 1981 in Dordrecht, the Netherlands. In 2011, she moved from Berlin to New York City. She has presented solo exhibitions at Boetzelaer I Nispen, London; Galerie Adler, Frankfurt; Museum het Domein, Sittard and FOAM, Amsterdam. Her work also includes the group exhibitions The Feverish Library, Capitain-Petzel Gallery, Berlin; Super Positions / The New Wight Biennal, University of California – Los Angeles;The Daegu Photo Biennal, Daegu; Crossroads, Kunst Im Tunnel, Düsseldorf; Quickscan #01 at Nederlands Fotomuseum, Rotterdam and has shown at Australian Center for Photography, Sydney; Museum of Modern and Contemporary Art, Liege; Temporare Kunsthalle, Berlin; The Stedelijk Museum, Amsterdam; Dutch Culture Center, Shanghai and Kunstraum Niederosterreich, Vienna. In 2011 she won the Grand Prix Jury as well as the Photoglobal Prize at THE Festival International de Mode et de Photographie, Hyères, and In 2012 she was honored with an ICP Infinity Award from the International Center for Photography, New York. Kruithof writes for 1000 Words magazine, Wanderingbears, PhotoEye and Photoq and has lectured at TATE Modern, London; Leeds College of Art; Hartford Art School; Officine Fotografische, Rome; Deichtorhallen Hamburg and the Massachusetts College of Art and Design.
About Paulien Oltheten
Paulien Oltheten creates series of photographs and videoworks which explore human relations in public space and examine the similarities and differences in cultures through physical activity. She extends the photo and video works by commenting with sketches and text and will restage behaviors from the photos and videos by herself or with the help of spectators. The result appears as a kind of archive, an anthropological study, and allows us to reconsider the context of reality. It is a study full of gentle humour.
Paulien Oltheten (born 1982) is based in Amsterdam where she studied at the Rijksakademie until 2006. Her solo exhibitions include; It’s my imagination, you know, Gallery Fons Welters, Amsterdam; Kitbag Questions, Dvir Gallery, Tel Aviv and Walk on a line, Nederlands Fotomuseum, Rotterdam. Group exhibitions include Desire Lines, ACCA Melbourne; Daegu Photo Biennial; Safari, Le Lieu Uniques, Nantes; CREAM festival, BANKart Studio, Yokohama and Off the Record, Stedelijk Museum, Amsterdam. Oltheten has published the monographs Theory of the Street, 2007; A Sort of Lecture, 2011 and Photos from Japan and my Archive 2011. She was the recipient of the 2012 Dutch Doc Award.