Please join ICP Alumna Esther Boesche for her solo show “Breaking Glass”
Esther Boesche is a multidisciplinary artist who was born in Northern Germany and lives and works in Brooklyn. In her work she is observing influences and characteristics of social, political and anthropological systems. Esther Boesche has studied Design and Photography at the Muthesius School of Arts in Germany and received her MFA from the International Center of Photography in New York 2015. She has exhibited in various places in Germany and the United States. She was awarded with the DAAD Artist Grand for the year 2013 and the ICP Director`s Scholarship from 2013 to 2015.
The title breaking glass is based on a German expression, that dates back to 16 year hundred where the fragility of human luck was compared to the fragility / breakabilty of glass. Somebody breaking too much glass means being a trouble-maker: interrupting everybody else’s peace or illusion
As a child, people would say to me “you are breaking too much glass”, or “don’t break too much glass
These images are about the relationship between myself and my upbringing in Germany. They examine the influences of cultural conditioning as well as the specific, family conditioning I received through my parents, who were (of course) also conditioned themselves. Household objects play an important role, as most of our family life was spent much more in the kitchen or doing other house work. These objects, (the tulips, the coffee cup, the iron) are related to strong German rituals of daly life, as I experienced it in my childhood…
BREAKING GLASS is a way to make peace with my past, and to come to a deeper understanding of the emotions and conditioning I experienced in order to let go.
Breaking Glass-Opening ESTHER BOESCHE
Scheduled: Jun 30, 2016, 7:00 PM to 10:00 PM
Location: SoAM Studio
35 Meadow St, Unit 205, Brooklyn, NY 11206, United States
The Ties That Bind is a collaboration and conversation between the ICP-Bard’s MFA class of 2016. Hailing from eight different countries, we employ photographic methodologies to challenge and investigate our intimate bonds and personal boundaries.
We have shared common interests that surface in the work and explore our subjective truths, family histories, memories and the impact of trauma.
We ask you to examine what is often overlooked or silenced and held in the peripheries of our experience. We invite you to engage with and find connections between us and the world at large.
Opening Reception: July 8, 2016 | 6 – 8 pm
The opening reception will also include two performances to begin at 7 pm: Moving Images by Minny Lee and lost, lost, lost: you, you, you by Martha Naranjo Sandoval.
Saudade: Name of the Father was selected as one of 11 PDN Photo Annual 2016 Multimedia WinnersEarlier this year, the project was awarded Honorable Mention by the International Photography Awards in five categories: Portrait, Culture, Photo Essay, Deeper Perspective, and Moving Image
Saudade: Name of the Father was also selected as a VISURA Multimedia Grant 1st Place Finalist, and a selection of photographs were included in the Seoul International Photo Festival and the New York Photo Festival
The feature length version, Produced and Directed by Theresa Ortolani, is anticipating a 2020 release.
MFA Solo Thesis Show season starts over, and I have the honor to break the ice for the Class’16 with I am not your mother. Needless to say I would love dear reader coming over and join me for this big moment. It’s a piece of my experience at ICP-Bard and also the most intimate and wild work I have done. (One of the reasons because the title is in first person).
If there is a word that sums up my experience at this program is “healing”. It’s been a tough but very rewarding job thanks to the support of my beautiful and talented community of classmates, teachers, staff and ICP and NY artist community. So grateful to share this rebirth with you in this long road that my car accident has led me. Continue reading →
I would love to see the ICP-Bard MFA cohort at the walk through I’m giving of the group show, “I need my memories. They are my documents.”, this Saturday, Oct 30th at 2 pm.
The exhibition has photo based works, drawing and videos of five non-western artists who work with existing material (repository) in unique ways. Here is a link to Pradeep Dalal‘s interview published by ICP http://www.icp.org/interviews/pradeep-dalal
Exhibition Dates: July 8–August 1, 2015
Artist Reception: July 8th, 6:00–8:00pm
FRESH 2015 expands across the wall, the page, and the internet— exhibiting photographers; Matthew Arnold, Bill Durgin, Ima Mfon, Johanna Warwick, KimberlyWithal. In addition, Klompching Gallery is showcasing photographs by FRESH 2015 finalists: Chris Bennett, Frank Diaz & Deb Young, Mark Dorf, Rhea Karam, Bear Kirkpatrick, William LeGoullon, Peter Leighton,Theresa Ortolani (Bard-ICP 2015), Liz Steketee, and David Wolf.