P.S.1 Contemporary Art Center presents Visa for Thirteen, an exhibition of works by the 13 artists in P.S.1's 2003-2004 International Studio Program.
The global nature of P.S.1's International Studio Program and its support of diverse interests, creative currents, and counterculture encourage a wide range of artistic perspectives. Visa for Thirteen includes video and sound installations, drawing, sculpture, painting, photography and site-specific installations by artists from 13 countries. These works explore the experience of being a foreigner in New York City and resulting cultural and social transformations. The title directly refers to the process of obtaining a legal travel visa for extended stay in the United States.
P.S.1's International Studio Program, founded in 1976, awards studio spaces to artists from 13 countries each year. The International Studio Program unites professional artists from varied cultural and aesthetic backgrounds. International artists are initially selected by a panel in their sponsoring country, comprised of artists, curators, and writers, and then by a second jury at P.S.1. This program is administered by P.S.1 in cooperation with foreign governments and/or foundations.
The 2003-2004 International Studio Program artists are: Sachiko Abe, Japan; Ibon Aranberri, Spain; Tatjana Doll, Berlin; Meschac Gaba, The Netherlands; Stefania Galegati, Italy; Tomo Savi-Gecan, Croatia; Sam Keller, Switzerland; Oksun Kim, Korea; Ulrike Müller, Austria; Niamh O'Malley, The Republic of Ireland; Jinhua Shi, Taiwan; Caecilia Tripp, France; and Michael Van den Abeele, Belgium.
Visa for Thirteen is organized by P.S.1 Curator Jimena Blazquez with assistance from P.S.1 Studio Program Coordinator Josh Altman.
A catalogue to accompany the exhibition will be available for purchase at P.S.1 in August 2004.