BREAKING GLASS- Solo Show Esther Boesche, June 30- July 10

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.

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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 SHOW IS ON) The Other Foot

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Here’s a sneak peak of the show. Stop by this weekend!

ICP-Bard MFA Studios, 24–20 Jackson Avenue, 3rd Floor, Long Island City, Queens

Kathy Akey
Laura A. Gonzalez
Kasia Gumpert
Marina Leybishkis
Xavier Lujan
Emilie Lundstrom
Nina Mendez-Marti
Juana Romero
Aline Shkurovich
Kkory Trolio
Kim Weston
and featuring a recreation of Alison Knowles’ 1963 piece “Shoes of Your Choice”

The exhibition is on view during Open Studios on May 4–5 from 2pm to 6pm.

E and M trains to 23rd Street/Ely Avenue; G and 7 trains or the B61 bus to 45th Road/Court House Square.

From last night’s opening

Last night was the opening of this year’s MFA thesis group show.  The show, its catalog, and the whole event were a smashing success.  We had a fantastic turn out of supporters, ICP community members, and students from previous classes. Here’s a picture Alison Morley shot of me offering the annual Alumni toast.  And here are a few more random shots:

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I know that quite a few of you in attendance were also taking pictures, so let’s see them!

The A List. Art Listing 01.07.10

After holiday lull in Gallery Land, we’re back in the New Year!

The A List. Art Listing 01.07.10 is up!  School’s out for another couple of weeks, but I couldn’t help myself, there are too many interesting shows opening up.  Next week I’ll be occupied in New Orleans, so I can’t guarantee much but I’ll try.

Enjoy! And please send in info if you see something interesting around town to abier11@school.icp.edu

First picture from opening of 25CPW

Alumni Rebecca Marks Leopold and Alyssa Taylor Wendt at the event

It was great to see how many members of the MFA community past and present showed up for last night’s opening.  I had to leave early on,  unfortunately, but I can only imagine that things got even more fabulous as the evening wore on. If any one else got pictures, I’m sure we’d all love to see them love to see them.