Video screening: OPEN Art Festival. Beijing, China 2009
Performance Art is a striking and bold visual art, which emanates from the body alone or from its relationship with other materials. It is a live visual art that comes from painting and sculpture.
The 10th OPEN International Performance Art Festival in Beijing, China was the largest performance art festival, with over 300 artists participating from around the world.
Lasting two months, August through September, the festival included different independent curators each week.
JILL MCDERMID, Director of the Grace Exhibition Space curator of WEEK 5, SEPTEMBER 4-6, 2009.
"In curating Week 5, I wanted to highlight the current energy of Performance Art in NYC today. New York was a fertile place for performance art activities until Congress withdrew the NEA grants from performance artists.
Performance art is experiencing a renaissance and we brought ourselves to Open Art to share the vibrancy and diversity of performance art in New York City today." - Jill McDermid
From the United States: Rodney Dickson [USA/Ireland], Peter Dobill, Myk Henry [USA/Ireland], Erik Hokanson, Marni Kotak, Jill McDermid, Sarah Paulson & Holly Faurot, Mark Lawrence Stafford, Yoko Toda, Matt White
Plus: Chumpon Apisuk [Thailand], Nezaket Ekici [Germany/Turkey], La Congelada de Uva/Rocio Boliver, [Mexico], Mideo M. Cruz (Philippines], Peter Kastner [Germany], Raquel De Loyola (Philippines], Ly Hoang Ly [Vietnam], Non-Grata [Estonia]
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]