FUTURE SAD Exhibition + Performances
Future Sad is an art show that aims to queer affect and the visual display and experience of emotion
Curated by Vincent Tiley
Hunter Reynolds as Patina du Prey
Fluct: Monica Mirabile & Sigrid Lauren
Montgomery Perry Smith
and Zackary Drucker
Future Sad is an art show that aims to queer affect and the visual display and experience of emotion. The works shown as part of this exhibition are not only explicative as to how desire, love, and joy come hand-in-hand with trauma and alienation for many individuals living within a queer experience but also do the work of queering the object-viewer relationship in the gallery. The objects, images, and performances exhibited as part of Future Sad explore the display of emotion as a phenomenon that can be manipulated to better communicate a complicated and blended emotional spectrum. We are interested in sad smiles, tears that last too long, forced laughter, and coy gazes.
Future Sad understands affect for its performative qualities and has sought out performances, sculpture, photography, painting, videos, and web material that explore their relationship to the body by being anthropomorphic, instructional, or seductive in either material or form. The multimedia works presented in this show are aware of their pathos, but aren’t determined to convince you. They sit suspended, emotional wrecks, unsure of how they feel.
Curated by Vincent Tiley
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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.
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]
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