Performance Art

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PublisherGalerija Škuc2014
What is really the main shortcoming of art today? Where is the essence of its unfulfilled promise of a better world? According to Slovenian art theoretician Bojana Kunst1, a possible answer can be formulated with regard to the paradox that the artist personifies the ideal of the post-Fordist worker who produces using cognitive and affective powers in flexible working conditions without making a distinction between work and free time. Time is the neuralgic point of general precarisation symbolised by the image of the artist, which is the focus of the exhibition A Taste for Work by the Fokus Grupa art collective. ...
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Aesthetic Politics in Fashion outlines critical studies in the present cross-sections of fashion, art, politics, and global capitalism. Critically examining contemporary collaborations of artists, media, and fashion labels, this groundbreaking anthology locates fashion within ecological and ethical discourses, postcolonial styles, and critical reflections on whiteness. Contributions from a distinguished group of international scholars debate fashion as a cultural phenomenon at the inter- section of artistic, creative, economic, and everyday practices. Aesthetic economies, the production of space, and alternative aesthetic politics are explored from interdisciplinary angles: art history, cultural science, sociology, design, and fashion studies. Aesthetic Politics in Fashion advances theorizing ...
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PublisherBureau2018
AUGUST 2018 AKI SASAMOTO Talking in Circles in Talking (Ice Sound), 11 min. 25 sec. Sound of the installation Talking in Circles in Talking with ice melting over bowls, amplified via homemade microphones.
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ARTISTS SPACE Center for Experimental Lectures: Amalle Dublon and Aria Dean February 2, 2020, 6pm Amalle Dublon and Aria Dean present new work for the Center for Experimental Lectures, an artist’s project based in New York that engages with the public lecture as form. Amalle Dublon will play and discuss Mariah Carey’s song “Honey,” relating it to concerns of dependency, growth and decay, and culinary sound. In Aria Dean’s lecture, To the Ringdown, two become one, bound by a third. As a part of a series of lectures co-commissioned by Montez Press Radio, their lectures will be broadcast live from Artists Space and ...
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PublisherArchive Books2018
The street is as usual – a stage for a clash between extreme forces capable of bringing about general passivity and frustration in a whole society. Well-situated middle class families and intellectuals strolling around, self-assured they really know how this world goes round – oh you can’t tell them anything new, they know what is going on in literature, in music, in theatre, in arts – oh they know everything, just everything. Yet what they do not know is that their understanding of literature, music, theatre and the arts has nothing to do with what is going on outside, outside ...
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At the OFF-Biennial, Fokus Grupa (Iva Kovač and Elvis Krstulović) presented different projects which, combined, made up an entirely new coherent whole. The basic premise of the gallery presentation has been to interpret public monuments in Croatia and question the power of national myths and mythical dimensions of established historical facts. Rather than representing a mere selection of the exist- ing works organised into a readable story, the exhibited projects have been brought together to form a dramaturgical arc that could be read as an exhibition with the classical elements of a Greek tragedy (the ancient Greek tragedy bore a ...
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PublisherAfterall2013
Bas Jan Ader disappeared at sea in 1975 while attempting to sail from the east coast of the United States to Europe as part of a project titled In Search of the Miraculous. The circumstances of his disappearance have led many interpreters to identify Ader with the role of the tragic romantic hero. This identification has obscured the fact that Ader’s art was a critical investigation of precisely those romantic motives his persona has now come to be associated with. In this book, Jan Verwoert highlights the specific ways in which Ader’s cycle of works explores those motives with an artistic ...
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PublisherBlack Ocean2020
Black artists of the avant-garde have always defined the future. Blackspace: On the Poetics of an Afrofuture is the culmination of six years of multidisciplinary research by trans poet and curator Anaïs Duplan about the aesthetic strategies used by experimental artists of color since the 1960s to pursue liberatory possibility. Through a series of lyric essays, interviews with contemporary artists and writers of color, and ekphrastic poetry, Duplan deconstructs how creative people frame their relationships to the word, “liberation.” With a focus on creatives who use digital media and language-as-technology—luminaries like Actress, Juliana Huxtable, Lawrence Andrews, Tony Cokes, Sondra Perry, ...
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PublisherBureau2017
APRIL 2017 CONSTANCE DEJONG SERIES ONE On a Street, 2015, 9:27 Jewelry, 2015, 7:53, performed by Jim Fletcher SERIES TWO Nightwriters 7, 2016, 3:03 Nightwriters 9, 2016, 3:21 SERIES THREE In a Cabin 3, 2016, 5:02 In a Cabin 7, 2016, 2:31
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She, a dancer, is attuned to my in-sync silence: the concordance between the motionlessness of my lips and the absence of an interior monologue in my head; I, an aphoristic writer, find her occasional out-of- sync silence in the realm of altered body, movement, time, sound, and silence into which dance projects her, as her lips continue briefly to move before the falling silence-over freezes her, arresting. A woman dancing alone is the figure of fidelity—of the music to her. The dancer practices assiduously each movement. These rehearsals to the music are to release a subtle body that moves perfectly without any ...
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PublisherThe Funambulist2014
In this conversation, we discuss about Gustavo Ciriaco’s choreographic work in order to address the politics of movement of the body–what we commonly call “dance”–in the public space. As a base for this discussion, we particularly talk about his piece, entitled Here whilst we walk, which consists in inviting a group of people to walk silently in a city while being surrounded by an elastic rubber band. On the contrary of other conversations part of the Latin American podcast series, we remain relatively non-specific for most of the conversation, before finally addressing the specificity of the (changing) Brazilian public space ...
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Tuesday, December 19th, 7pm Wendy’s Subway Reading Room at BAM Next Wave Festival Featuring Danielle Dean, Millie Kapp and Noah Furman Danielle Dean is an interdisciplinary artist whose works use fiction and the aesthetics of advertisement to engage and historicize the media and cultural processes that colonize the mind and body. Drawing on her multinational background—born to a Nigerian father and an English mother in Alabama, and brought up in a suburb of London—her work explores technology, architecture, marketing techniques, and the media as tools of subjection and oppression. Dean received her MFA from California Institute of the Arts and attended the Whitney ...

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