Nomadic Patterns of Kinship
Sinead O'Donnell [Ireland]
Anya Liftig [NYC]
Kale Elk Projects: sound+projection [NYC]
Tonight we welcome a slew of talent!
Sinead O'Donnell is on her North American tour. Her work this night will be about violence. About the word violent. About building. About crashing.
Anya Liftig is the ultimate concoction of wit + performance art
Kale Elk come to us through Share, NYC with sound/projection blends
SINEAD O'DONNELL [IRELAND]
At the begining of 2010 I began to use the sound of the word �violent� rather than the physical force in my live work. It was a way of depicting a past experience of domestic violence combined with living in a society surrounded by violence. The Violent Series expresses my feelings of isolation and dislocation. Stacking dinner plates so high that they tower above my head, and then collapse, demonstrates the fragility of life. The debris of the action creates a live fragmented sculpture that I see as a birds eye view of identifying boundaries, collectivity, collaboration and community.
The critical and artistic core of my solo work explores identity through immediate and mediated encounters with territory and the territorial. Recent performances have been presented at the National Review of Live Art Glasgow 2010, Art No.11 experimental residency Japan 2010, ArTrend performance art festival Taiwan 2009, Gt Gallery project space Belfast 2009, Shelter 209 Israel 09, My land performance art festival Croatia 09, Glassbox exhibition space University of Ulster Belfast 09, and Paves,Toynbee studios London, 09.
ANYA LIFTIG [NYC]
Anya Liftig is a nationally and internationally recognized performance artist. Her most recent work, The Anxiety of Influence, was an intervention into Marina Abramovic�s The Artist is Present retrospective at MOMA. Liftig dressed as the elder artist and sat across from her all day.
Liftig�s work has been featured at the TATE Modern, Highways Performance Space, Exit Art, Chashama, Surreal Estate, Eyedrum, Atlanta Contemporary Art Center, Galapagos, The Flea, Yale University, INCUBATEChicago, University of Wisconsin, University of Chicago, Mess Hall, Joyce Soho and many other venues.
KALE ELK PROJECTS [SHARE, NYC]
Chris Jordan (Projection) + Kale Elk (Flute and Keyboard) + Dead Pedestrian (Electronics)Dead Pedestrian:
Please join us for all of our fall program:
Tuesdays 7-9 $10
new discussion and class! This autumn we explore FLUXUS PERFORMANCE ART ~ its history and its practice.
Fridays 8:30 $5 donation
the best in Performance Art today ~ live
NEXT: Sept 16: Oui Group [London, UK], Hector Canonge [NYC] + Kelly Pinho [Newark, NJ]
Saturdays 6:30 Free
fun and informal discussions about Friday nights performances at Cubana Social in Williamsburg: "Where 1940's Havana meets Brooklyn"
70 N 6th St Brooklyn, NY 11211 (between Wythe Ave & Kent Ave)
Saturdays and Sundays 1-5 PM
Performance Art Exhibitions of Artifacts and Documentation at GRACE EXHIBITION SPACE 840 Broadway, 2nd Floor Brooklyn 11206
ABOUT GRACE EXHIBITION SPACE in BROOKLYN, NYC
Grace Exhibition Space, since 2006, is the only gallery in New York City devoted exclusively to Performance Art. We exhibit performance artists from around the world, whether emerging, mid career or established.
Being a Brooklyn loft, our events are presented on the floor, not on a stage, dissolving the boundary between artist and viewer. This is how performance art is meant to be experienced, and our mission is the glorification of performance art.
�Grace Exhibition Space is the sole gallery in this city that shows specifically, in its most intentionally narrow definition, Performance Art.� Patricia Milder, The Brooklyn Rail (May, 2011)
�Through such intimate encounters between performance groups and their guests, they could follow in the spirit of Yoko Ono�s Chamber Street loft or the Surrealist soirees of Paris� - Warren Fry, The Brooklyn Rail )August, 2007)