"HUNTING SOMETHING SPHERICAL AND PEELING"
Nyugen E. Smith
NYUGEN SMITH [JERSEY CITY, NJ]
Nyugen E. Smith (b.Jersey City, NJ, 1976) is a multi-disciplinary artist and educator currently examining particular behaviors, customs, coping strategies, and psychological effects unique to blacks in the West Indies and Africa under European Colonial rule.Recent performance work:
ESTHER NEFF [NYC]
oniono is a part of a series of performances conflating specific vegetables with emotional experiences solely blamed on "external societal pressures." The subject hunts for something spherical and peeling, a tumor or something else that won't peel down to nothing, something inside but not like itself. There is no reflection here. Its stench bonds to the molecules around the head. Nobody is like it, the empiric, objectified self is somewhere at one of the cores, ideal-ly the flesh can be pitted out, eaten as identity, which must be found, without it, we are told, we must remain in the ground/on the ground.
Esther Neff (b. Goshen, IN, 1984) is the co-director of the Panoply Performance Laboratory (PPL), an inter-disciplinary performance art collective that primarily constructs "operas" through engaged practices.
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Opened in 2006, 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 presents over 30 curated live performance art exhibitions each year, showcasing new work by more than 400 performance artists from across the United States and the world since 2006.
Grace Exhibition Space for International Performance Art Space IRS tax-exempt 501(c)3 status in 2015.
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