Are you in New York this April? Upstream Gallery highly recommends visiting the open studios at ISCP in Brooklyn to get a glimpse of Maartje Korstanje's newest work!
From January 1st until December 31st this year, Maartje Korstanje takes part in the residency program of the International Studio & Curatorial Program in Brooklyn, New York, supported by the Mondriaan Fonds.
The material research that was started during her residency at CARF (Calcutta Art and Research Foundation) in Kolkata, India in 2014-'15, investigating paper pulp, embroidery and sewing is continued during her stay in New York. After arriving in the city, the apartment Maartje was staying in appeared to be infested by bed bugs. Intrigued by how creatures that small can take over our lives completely and subsequently have to be taken down with heavy artillery, Maartje was directly inspired for a new series of works. The small wall pieces in her studio, made from sewed and embroidered paper grocery bags, originated from this infestation.. We cannot wait to see how New York will further inspire Maartje for new developments in her work!
On April 29 and 30, ISCP organizes open studios to which everyone is invited. Visit the ISCP website for more information.Publication date: 20 Apr '16