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30 Aug 2011

ISCP Exhibition | Stefanos Tsivopoulos: Borrowed Knowledge | Opens September 14

Blind Image, 2011, found footage transferred on DVD, 15 min. Courtesy the artist and Prometeogallery di Ida Pisani.

Stefanos Tsivopoulos: Borrowed Knowledge
International Studio & Curatorial Program (ISCP)


Wednesday, September 14, 6 - 8pm
September 14, 2011 - October 08, 2011
Wednesday - Saturday, 12-6pm
with Stefanos Tsivopoulos and Alfredo Cramerotti, October 4, 6:30pm



1040 Metropolitan Avenue
Brooklyn, NY 11211

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The International Studio & Curatorial Program (ISCP) is pleased to announce the second show in its inaugural series of solo exhibitions. Borrowed Knowledge is a poetic investigation into memory and imagination by ISCP artist-in-residence Stefanos Tsivopoulos. In 2011, ISCP launched an annual initiative to offer three ISCP residents and one ISCP alum the space, time and challenge to produce new works and to engage with the context of their presentation.

Borrowed Knowledge is a show in two parts: The Blind Image and The Public Library of Borrowed Knowledge. The show takes as its starting point an investigation into the construction of visual history and its relation to images and history's claim to truth through two multifaceted works. The Blind Image brings together the film Amnesialand (2010), the artist's most recent film Blind Image, a series of photos and display of books. The Public Library of Borrowed Knowledge will attempt to open up a participatory dialogue relating to the idea of knowledge production and cultural translation, initiating a collective working process for subsequent presentations.

Stefanos Tsivopoulos (born 1973, Prague) graduated from the Gerrit Rietveld Academie Amsterdam in 2002, and received his Masters from Sandberg Institute Amsterdam in 2004. He participated in residencies at the Rijksakademie van beeldenden kunst, Amsterdam; Platform Garanti, Istanbul; and IASPIS, Stockholm. Recent solo shows include Amnesialand, Heidelberg Kunstverein; The Real The Story The Storyteller, Smart Project Space, Amsterdam; and Lost Monument, Art Forum, Berlin. Group shows include Manifesta 8, Murcia; 1st Athens Biennale; Witte de With, Rotterdam; BFI Southbank, London; Centre Pompidou, Paris; Kunsthalle Fridericianum, Kassel; ev+a Biennial, Limerick; ACF, New York; Museum of Contemporary Art, Athens; Centre Photographique d'lle, Paris; and Essl Museum, Vienna.

SCP thanks the following contributors for their generous support: Brooklyn Arts Council, The Greenwich Collection, National Endowment for the Arts, New York City Department of Cultural Affairs and Stichting Fonds voor Beeldende Kunsten Vormegiving en Bouwkunst, The Netherlands.

AN OPEN CALL TO PARTICIPATE: Share your personal experience of 'borrowed knowledge'!

We would like to invite you to contribute to The Public Library of Borrowed Knowledge, a project to construct a public library at ISCP for Borrowed Knowledge. Send us your choice of book(s) from which you borrowed and ultimately adopted a knowledge that was originally unfamiliar to your cultural and sociopolitical surroundings. The Public Library of Borrowed Knowledge is an ongoing event that starts off in New York and will continue to develop in cities and countries around the world.

Send your choice of titles to Shinnie Kim at by September 5, 2011.

Join the Public Library of Borrowed Knowledge! We look forward to your contribution.