This week we headed to the Lower East Side to converse with ICP’s Curator-at-Large Isolde Brielmaier. In this episode we talk about the Tyler Mitchell: I Can Make You Feel Good solo exhibition, critical engagement with broad communities and the history of imaging.
Lower East Side
ICP International Center for Photography
Community and business relationships
Tyler Mitchell Exhibit
Curator at Large
I Can Make You Feel Good
Gut punching in optimism
Declaration of presence & joy
Expect to engage
Open for interpretation
Contact High Vicki Tobak Episode
Erin Barnett, Director of Exhibitions
James Coup, Warriors Film
Beyonce shoot for Vogue
Larry Clark to Gordon Parks
No Genre Driven Boundaries
Use of Technology
Professor of Imaging
Dr. Deborah Willis, Department Chair
The opening exhibitions are:
Tyler Mitchell: I Can Make You Feel Good—the photographer and filmmaker’s first US solo exhibition and the US premiere of several photographs, video, and installation works exploring new ways of interpreting Black identity today
CONTACT HIGH: A Visual History of Hip-Hop—a behind-the-scenes glimpse into how iconic portraits came to be through four decades of contact sheets from major photographers documenting the hip-hop movement
James Coupe: Warriors—a new series of moving image works that algorithmically categorize museum visitors and, using deepfake technology, inserts them into specific scenes from the 1979 cult classic film The Warriors
The Lower East Side: Selections from the ICP Collection—drawn from ICP’s rich holdings of mid-20th-century works, it examines the role of images in enduring narratives about the Lower East Side.
About Isolde Brielmaier
Official Website: https://www.isoldeb.com
For over a decade Isolde has worked internationally as a curator and cultural strategist, collaborating with noted contemporary artists, art institutions, companies and individuals to position them in the center of culture via headlining projects, cultural programming, social impact initiatives and partnerships that contextualize each entity in meaningful ways to drive buzz and engagement. Her diverse experience and broad reach highlights her ability to integrate and customize a global aesthetic into multiple platforms including art, design, architecture, technology, scholarship, fashion, publishing, public and private real estate as well as philanthropy.
Currently, Isolde is the inaugural Curator-at-Large at the International Center of Photography (ICP) in NYC. After six years as Executive Director and Curator of Arts, Culture & Community at Westfield World Trade Center, she is now the national advisor for Unbail-Rodamco-Westfield (URW), a role in which she advises on artist projects and installations, cultural events, strategic and community partnerships across the organization. Isolde is also Professor of Critical Studies in Tisch’s Department of Photography, Imaging and Emerging Media at New York University, and continues to work on a range of cultural projects that bridge both the public and private sectors including commission based projects for Amazon Web Services | Smithsonian and the Peninsula Hotel Group. She serves as Editor at Large at Air Mail, Graydon Carter’s new media venture and speaks regularly on topics related to art, culture and social impact.
Isolde has been profiled and featured in the NY Times, the Wall Street Journal, Elle, Vogue, Modern Luxury, WNYC Radio, CNN, Cultured, and Whitewall among others.
The International Center of Photography is the world’s leading institution dedicated to photography and visual culture. Cornell Capa founded ICP in 1974 to champion “concerned photography”—socially and politically minded images that can educate and change the world. Through our exhibitions, education programs, community outreach, and public programs, ICP offers an open forum for dialogue about the power of the image. Visit icp.org to learn more.
Highlights of ICP’s new center include:
- 40,000 square feet of exhibition, education, and administration space
- Educational programs at all levels from youth to adult via continuing education classes, two part-time programs, three full-time one-year certificate programs, and an MFA program in association with Bard College
- A research library featuring over 22,000 books, artist files, and periodicals
- An expanded shop with a comprehensive photography book selection and imaginatively curated objects and apparel
- A new café offering pastries and sandwiches prepared by Café D’Avignon and featuring La Colombe coffee and tea
- Extended general hours: Monday through Sunday 11 AM–7 PM; open until 9 PM on Thursdays; closed on Tuesdays
- New admission fees: Adults $16; Seniors (62 and Over), Students (with Valid ID), Military, Visitors with Disabilities $12(caregivers are free); SNAP/EBT card holders $3
- Free admission: ICP members and ICP students; all visitors 18 years old and under
- Pay by donation hours: Thursdays from 5 to 9 PM and the last Saturday of the month from 11 AM to 2 PM
ICP’s new visual identity, designed by Pentagram, will launch with the opening of the new space. The logo harkens back to the stylized ICP acronym on the letterhead Cornell Capa used to announce ICP in 1974. Updated for the 21st century, the three letters (ICP) can now take an infinite number of forms, reflecting the countless and critical ways that photographers frame our world today.