BROOKLYN INTERNATIONAL PERFORMANCE ART FESTIVAL
GRACE EXHIBITION SPACE Presents CLIMATE CHANGE with: VestAndPage
THOU TWIN OF SLUMBER: CHRYSALIS
The work investigates stasis, sleep and slumber as liminal spaces, looking to wave mythical reflections on death and rebirth into the narrative of urban regeneration.
German artist Verena Stenke and Venetian artist, writer and curator Andrea Pagnes have been working together under the name of VestAndPage in Performance art, filmmaking, visual art, writing and as independent curators since 2006. Their works, recordings and live performances have been presented across Europe, Asia and the Americas.
Their art originates from a here-and-now interpretation of the fragility of the individual and its surroundings, researching private, social and environmental spheres through precariousness, transformation, liminality, loss of control and authenticity. The socially or environmentally orientated live performances are process-led and conceived psycho-geographically for architectures or in response to natural surroundings and historical sites.
VestAndPage collaborate with international theater companies and humanitarian organizations in production and education, i.e. for the recent street-children workshop project "Fear is Fear. Love is Love". in Mexico City. They further present a methodological workshop series, which works on memory activation and stimulation of the personal, inner library for creative use. Their theoretical investigations have been published in various books and magazines of contemporary art, and in the book "The Fall of Faust - Considerations on Contemporary Art and Art Action" by Andrea Pagnes (2010).
They have been active as independent curators and organizers, such as of the "Venice International Performance Art Week" and the on-going global art initiative "FRAGILE global performance chain journey".
Between 2010-2012, VestAndPage produced the experimental art film trilogy "sin∞fin The Movie" in Antarctica, India, Kashmir, Patagonia and Tierra del Fuego, combining the ephemeral art form of Performance with filmmaking.
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The Brooklyn International Performance Art Festival (BIPAF) is conceived of and formally constructed as a mass performance.
Taking place across 11 spaces in Brooklyn and involving over 150 artists from all over the world, BIPAF is posited as a form of “constructive institutional critique” by its artist-organizers, as demonstration against the increasing capitallization of performance art, as a self-analysis of the current performance art resurgence and index of the discipline, and as an attempt to relationally construct new economic and social contexts for performance art.Brooklyn International Performance Art Festival:
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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. 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.
Grace Exhibition Space follows the We Have a Voice Collectives Code of Conduct to Promote Safe(r) Workplaces in the Performing Arts For more information and resources, visit: www.wehavevoice.org