From Apil 29 until April 30, Dutch artist Maartje Korstanje will be part of a two-day exhibition at the International Studio & Curational Program (ISCP) in New York. At ISCP Spring Open Studios, 38 artsists and three curators from 19 countries currently in residence will present work in their studios. Open Studios invites the public to to experience contemporary art in its place of origin and to share conversations with artists and curators from all over the world.
Maartje Korstanje creates sculptures that are often based on crises and beauty in nature, and the influence of man on this subject. Korstanje’s work is never too literal or figurative. This provides layered images that appeal to the imagination and provoke multiple interpretations. Characteristic of Korstanje’s sculptures – often made of cardboard and glue – are fascinating and crude shapes. They seem familiar at first glance, but at a closer look turn out to be something indefinable. She reveals unpredictable and sometimes dark shapes, which normally are concealed.
About Maartje Korstanje
Maartje Korstanje studied at the Academy of Art and Design, St. Joost, Breda and the Sandberg Institute, Amsterdam. She participated in residency programs at Kunsthuis SYB, 2007; Instituto Buena Bista, Curacao Center for Contemporary Art, 2008; European Ceramic Workcentre, 2013; CARF India, 2015 and was a winner of the Prix de Rome in 2007 among other awards. Korstanje’s work has been presented in the following institutions Gemeentemuseum Den Haag; De Pont Museum, Tilburg; and the Hudson Valley Center of Contemporary Art, New York. She has presented solo shows at Upstream Gallery Amsterdam; De Vleeshal, Middelburg; Museum Jan Cunen; Oss and a two-person show at the Groninger Museum. Korstanje is represented by Upstream Gallery, Amsterdam.
The International Studio & Curatorial Program (ISCP) supports the creative development of artists and curators, and promotes exchange through residencies and public programs. ISCP organizes exhibitions, events and offsite projects, which are free and open to all, sustaining a vibrant community of contemporary art practitioners and diverse audiences. With an International Residency Program and Ground Floor Program for New York City-based artists, ISCP strives to establish a global network of exemplary artists and curators. Tailored for professional growth, the programs serve as an active mediator, creating visibility and immersion for all of its residents in New York City. ISCP’s programming is conceived to facilitate dialogue and collaboration.
About Mondriaan Fund
The Mondriaan Fund is a publicly financed fund for visual art and cultural heritage. It supports innovative projects and activities by visual artists, intermediaries (curators and critics), museums and other heritage organizations, art institutions, archives, galleries and commissioning parties. All grants are awarded with a view to promoting the production and presentation of relevant Dutch visual art and heritage in the Netherlands and abroad, where a commercial market is (yet) undeveloped.