The Sphinx Returns
Curated by Whitney V. Hunter
Season Opening Event:
hosted by The Illustrious Blacks
Saturday, September 19, 8pm-11pm
+ Live Performances by: Lion Ayodele+++ [NYC], Hector Canonge [NYC], Annabel Gueredrat & Henri Tauliaut [Martinique]
+ Video installation by: Andrew Braddock, David Ian Griess and Elizabeth Lamb
The Sphinx Returns is a curated season of performance art and contemporary performance. The season investigates the artist as myth maker and performance art and contemporary performance as the mythologies of our time, setting the course for a history of the future.
The Sphinx Returns is a return to questioning, mythology, and new ideas, asking how do we encourage and gain new ways of seeing and understanding. The inclusion of short form actions, endurance, durational, performance for video, installations and sound work will offer insight into artistic practice as a means towards a new mythology.
Allowing mystery to pervade the space of the now instigates active and real-time relationships between the artist and the public. The Sphinx Returns is the moment when the experience of being alive reveals itself through the act of being present.
Thomas Albrecht [NY], Lion Ayodele+++ [NYC], The Illustrious Blacks [NYC], John Bonafede [NYC], Andrew Braddock, David Ian Griess & Elizabeth Lamb [NYC], Hector Canonge [NYC], Jeannette Ehlers [Denmark], Annabel Gueredrat & Henri Tauliaut [Martinique], Ryan Hawk [MA/TX], Elan Jurado [NYC], Jon Konkol [NYC], Benjamin Lundberg [USA/Colombia], Tsedaye Makonnen [DC], Zave Martohardjono [NYC/Indonesia/Canada], Butch Merigoni [NY], Keren Moscovitch & Marianna Olinger [NYC], Sadaf Nava [NY], Vela Phelan [Boston, MA], Julia Santoli [NYC], Kledia Spiro [MA], Jeremy Toussaint Baptiste [NYC], Edgar Javier Ulloa [Juárez/USA], Ultras [NYC], Mette Loulou von Kohl [Palestine/USA], Ni’Ja Whitson [NYC], André Zachery & Lamont Hamilton [NYC & Chicago, IL]
[September] Social Health Performance Club
[October] Alexander Del Re & guest artists
[December] Sherman Fleming (Exhibition, Performance and Art Talk)
[December] Closing Event TBA
182 AVENUE C. NEW YORK CITY, NY 10009
Grace Exhibition Space is devoted exclusively to Performance Art. We offer an opportunity to experience visceral and challenging works by the current generation of international performance artists whether emerging, mid career or established. 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 follows the We Have a Voice Collective, Code of Conduct to Promote Safe Workplaces in the Performing Arts:
This code promotes zero tolerance for harassment of any kind, including but not limited to sexual harassment and bullying. the commitments and definitions herein promote the creation and strengthening of safe(r) spaces that uphold the equitable treatment of all people regardless of their various identities and positionalities, including gender identity, race, age, ability, ethnicity, culture, immigration status, sexual orientation and identity, class position and economic background, and religious belief and affiliation.
AUTUMN 2019 ~ always on a Friday ~ September, October, November
Donations Accepted at Door, Suggested $5-20
September 13: Silver Spiders [International]
September 27: Curated by Sol Sax [NYC]
October 11: Chun Hua Catherine Dong [Canada]
October 25: Nicola Fornoni [Italy]
November 8: Viviana Druga [Berlin/Romania]
November 22: Non Grata Group [Estonia & beyond]