ITINERANT INTERNATIONAL PERFORMANCE ART FESTIVAL 7:00-11:00 pm
Organized and Curated by Hector Canonge
David Linton (United States)
Shubho Saha (Bangladesh)
Michael Barrett (United States)
Veronica Rodriguez and stofer&stofer (Puerto Rico / Switzerland)
Luke Mannarino (United States)
Zhiyuan Yang (China)
Katiana Rangel (Brazil)
Marcela Torres (United States)
Performance Art Festival NYC
May 13 - 21, 2017
ITINERANT, New York City’s annual Performance Art festival, launched its 2017 program on Saturday, May 13th at Last Frontier NYC in Greenpoint, Brooklyn. The festival continues through May 21st with the presentations of performances and public interventions in different venues in the city: Socrates Sculpture Park, Queens (May 14th) , The Bronx Museum of the Arts, Bronx (May 15th), Panoply Performance Laboratory, Brooklyn (May 16th), Grace Exhibition Space, Brooklyn (May 19th), Queens Museum, Queens (May 20th), and closing event in Flushing Meadows Park, Queens (May 21st).
This year's program, organized and curated independently by interdisciplinary artist, Hector Canonge, treats notions of human displacement, pilgrimage, physical dislocations, psychological migrations, and corporeal transportations. ITINERANT 2017 will feature local, national and international performance artists coming from Europe, Latin America, Asia, and North America.
ABOUT ITINERANT PERFORMANCE ART FESTIVAL
ITINERANT was created in 2010 by artist Hector Canonge. The initiative was a small platform for Contemporary Performance Art, and had its origins in the monthly series A-Lab Forum that Canonge organized at Crossing Art Gallery in Flushing, Queens. Following the growing interest in Live Art, and the need to present performance in the borough, ITINERANT was launched in 2011 under the auspices of QMAD, Queens Media Arts Development. In 2012, ITINERANT was recognized by the City of New York as the first Performance Art festival taking place in the five boroughs (Queens, Manhattan, Bronx, Brooklyn and Staten Island) that make the metropolitan region. Following the large scale venture in NYC, Canonge journeyed through Europe and Latin America creating, in 2013, the Spanish edition of the festival and calling it Encuentro ITINERANTe with public presentations in various cities in the Southern Hemisphere.
ABOUT GRACE EXHIBITION SPACE
Grace, n. - simple elegance or refinement of movement
Grace Period - an extended period granted as a special favor
The Three Graces (Greek Mythology) - charm, grace, and beauty
Opened in 2006, Grace Exhibition Space is devoted exclusively to Performance Art. 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.