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June 4–June 7 2010
International Studio and Curatorial Program

Emcee C.M., Master of None
Mie Olise
Gergely László
Yoshihito Mizuuchi

Co-curated by Helga Just Christoffersen and Natasha Marie Llorens

Out of the blue is a four-day exhibition presenting both New-York based and international artists at the International Studio and Curatorial Program. Four artists have been invited to create a new work and to use the time of the exhibition as a frame for their processes. The works in Out of the blue do not have the character of closed or final statements – they are temporary manifestations of ongoing projects, singular fragments in larger frameworks.

This project investigates different types of systems that are characterized by generative accumulation; systems of collecting, archiving, annotating, filling in the gaps, reusing resources. A system in the works included can be understood as that which links memories, documents, objects and data in mechanical unison, and human beings together in common projects. The expression, Out of the blue, references a moment of sudden interruption, when something unexpected throws the logic of a system into a state of flux. Over the course of the exhibition, works presented will be altered or added to. As evolving manifestations, they reveal the process of each system and point to what each interruption engenders.

A full catalogue is available for download here.

Sunday June 6th at 7 pm
Performance by Yoshihito Mizuuchi

Out of the blue was chosen from an open call made by ISCP to students of the Center for Curatorial Studies (CCS) at Bard College and the Graduate Program in Curatorial Practice at the California College of the Arts.