In Practice: Isabel Mallet & OK Studio with Christian Nyampeta

    Thu, Nov 2, 2023, 6–8pm

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    Join us for an opening reception celebrating In Practice: Isabel Mallet and an evening with Christian Nyampeta in Julian Abraham “Togar”’s OK Studio.

    In Practice: Isabel Mallet
    Nov 2–Dec 11, 2023

    Isabel Mallet studies the biological and technological life cycles of materials. She builds forms and systems that reconfigure given architectures, proposing sculpture as a revelatory experience of space. Her new work for SculptureCenter includes large blocks of stone, a rewired lighting sensor system, and plantings.

    OK Studio with Christian Nyampeta
    Nov 2, 7pm

    Christian Nyampeta is an artist, musician, filmmaker, and writer. Nyampeta works in New York, London, the Netherlands, and Rwanda, where he convenes the Nyanza Working Group of ARAC—Another Roadmap School Africa Cluster.

    Julian Abraham “Togar”’s ongoing OK Studio (2020–present) is the core of his exhibition Julian Abraham “Togar”: Too good to be OK at SculptureCenter (on view through Dec 11, 2023). OK Studio describes both a physical place for music and events and a more theoretical space concerned with the function of art in imagining what to do with public space. Set up in SculptureCenter’s lower level galleries, it is a participatory environment that offers visitors the chance to “co-exercise, co-experiment, co-instigate, co-investigate, co-practice, co-produce, co-distribute” what can be learned through active listening. Since its informal beginnings, the project has organically evolved and transformed with each iteration, making the studio, in the artist’s words, “an instrument with its own potentiality.”

    Additional OK Studio programming:

    Sat, Oct 28, 2-8pm – Film Program, Open Session, and Album Launch

    Also on view through Dec 11:

    Tania Pérez Córdova: Generalization
    In Practice: Devin T. Mays


    In Practice 2023 is made possible by the generosity of the Elaine Graham Weitzen Foundation for Fine Arts. The Foundation’s support for SculptureCenter’s annual open call exhibition reflects Elaine Graham Weitzen’s (1920-2017) lifelong commitment to emerging artists and her exuberant support of new ideas in art. Weitzen served as a devoted Trustee of SculptureCenter from 1987 to 2017.

    Major support for the In Practice program is provided by the Pollock-Krasner Foundation. In Practice is supported in part by an award from the National Endowment for the Arts.

    Generous support for Julian Abraham “Togar”: Too good to be OK is provided by Natasha Sidharta and Jun Tirtadji | ROH.

    Generous support for Tania Pérez Córdova: Generalization is provided by Girlfriend Fund.

    Leadership support for SculptureCenter’s exhibitions and programs is provided by Carol Bove, Barbara and Andrew Gundlach, the Anna-Maria and Stephen Kellen Foundation, Jill and Peter Kraus, and Teiger Foundation. Major support is provided by the Marguerite Steed Hoffman Donor Advised Fund at The Dallas Foundation, Karyn Kohl, Miyoung Lee and Neil Simpkins, Eleanor Heyman Propp, and Jacques Louis Vidal. Support is also generously provided by the May and Samuel Rudin Foundation, Inc., with additional funding from Candy and Michael Barasch, Sanford Biggers, Libby and Adrian Ellis, Jane Hait and Justin Beal, and Amy and Sean Lyons.