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Nina Isabelle, Cai Qing, Concretely Raving, Olivia Cream, STVN Girard, Guillaume Dufour Morin, Michelle Lacombe
7-8 pm Lecture on Video Manifestation Systems by Nina Isabelle [Hurley, NY]
8-9 pm 20 Years of Performance Art in China with Professor Cai Qing [Singapore]
9-9:30 3d Music Environment by Concretely Raving [Brooklyn, NY]
9:30 Opening Ritual by Olivia Cream [Brooklyn]
9:45-11:00 Performances: STVN Girard [Quebec City, QC] Guillaume Dufour Morin [Rimouski, QC] Michelle Lacombe [Montreal, QC]
WATCH ONLINE HERE: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=YrxUuiZgIGU&feature=youtu.be
OPENING LECTURES 7-9 pm
NINA ISABELLE [HURLEY, NY] - VIDEO: MANIFESTATION SYSTEMS
Nina Isabelle is a conceptual and process-based multidisciplinary artist. Isabelle creates situations that challenge perception, cognition, and language to inform and align impulse with intention and action. Her work moves toward new and beneficial individual and collective trajectories of belief, possibility, and understanding.
She has been exhibiting and organizing physical and conceptual work for over twenty five years. Her work has been presented and published nationally and internationally by both artist-run and institutional organizations alike.
PROF. CAI QING [SINGAPORE] - LECTURE / PERFORMANCE ART IN CHINA BEFORE AND DURING COVID-19
Qing Cai will be hosting a conversation about recent Performance Art in China, art creation during the epidemic and on the three new books on performance art that he has recently completed.
Cai Qing (Qing Sonnenberg) has been living and working as an independent artist in Europe and New York since 1989. In September 2007 he relocated to Singapore.
As a contemporary artist, he uses performance, installation, video and pictures to express his ideas. The concept in most of his art is the “observer” and “observed”, focusing on people of various backgrounds in different societies. He enjoys the interaction with different people and his works find inspiration in many of their life stories.
Cai Qing has also curated several important art shows. In 1998 he has co-curated China’s first contemporary art exhibition in a private space, “Trace of Existence”, and recently, in 2008, he curated “Construction before Destruction”, the last performance show in Sifo Art Village, Henan province, before its modernization by local officials. Cai Qing is a famed performance artist, curator, and professor, one of the pioneers for promoting performance art in China since the 90s. Currently lives and works in China and Singapore.
Curated Exhibitions 1998: Trace of Existence – Contemporary art group show, Beijing, China; 2014-2015: Art Now Live Tour / Beijing – Anyang-Tianjin- Shen Zhen; “Writing in the world”, Berlin, Venice, Sofia; 2016:Parabiosis International Contemporary Art Exhibition 2016, at Chongqin Changjiang Contemporary Art Musuem. Selected Solo Exhibitions 2012 :Red stars lighting in Europe, Poland,Germany,Croatia. 2013:“Shen Zhen is really deep”. Shen Zhen OCT D studio. 2015: “Writing in the world”, Berlin, Venice, Sofia; Rising half Yellow Sun, Venice Biennale independent, Venice. 2016: "King of the Campus", Tianjin Sixang art Museum, Tianjin. Published: , 2012, 9, World book publishing company, Beijing.,2013,8, World book publishing company , Beijing Education National Academy of Fine Arts PhD, Hangzhou, China, 2011 Stuttgart-Kunst Akademie Germany, 1995 Zhejiang Academy of Fine Arts B.A., China, 1984 Activities & Affiliations • Full Professor in Tian Jing Academy of Fine Art, China,from 2015 • Visit professor in Shichuan academy of fine arts, 2013 • Visit professor in China academy of fine arts in Hang Zhou, 2012 • Visit professor in Central academy of fine arts in Beijing,2012 •Assistant Professor in NTU, School of Art, Design and Media,2007-2011 • Art director of 798 Avant Gallery, New York, USA, 2005-2007
MUSIC ENVIRONMENT 9-9:30 pm
CONCRETE RAVING [BROOKLYN, NY]
Concretely Raving is a music project based on the internet, using algorithms and API data mining to generate electronic music inspired as much by musique concrete and David Behrman as by Autechre and Moodymann.
OPENING RITUAL for MAY 1, 2020 9:30-9:45
OLIVIA CREAM [BROOKLYN, NY]
Olivia Cream performs ceremonies of lust, wonder, longing, and curiosity. her work finds the divine in herself and every living thing. she hopes only to share some of the visionary magic with which she experiences the world with you tonight.
PERFORMANCE ART 9:45 - 11:00 pm
STVN GIRARD [QUEBEC CITY, QC]
stvn girard is a (co)organiser, a performance artist, a conceptual artist and a theoretician. He holds a MFA on visual art focusing in Performance Art from UQAM (Université de Québec à Montréal). He has written some papers about lies, chess, and riots in relation to Performance Art. He has given lectures about visibility in Performance Art and queer theory in a neo-liberalism society. He has presented Performance Art and conceptual exhibitions in Cameroon, India, USA, Canada, Argentina, France, Northern Ireland, and so on. He lives and works in Quebec-city. He’s work is mainly focusing on community-based and administrative-based work through anonymity and citation. With this posture, he aims to demonstrate the singular significance of a nameless existence in the field of art and politics.
MICHELLE LACOMBE [MONTREAL, QC]
Michelle Lacombe has developed a unique body-based practice since obtaining her BFA from Concordia University in 2006. Her work has been shown in Canada, the USA, and Europe in the context of performance events, exhibitions, and colloquiums. She is the recipient of the 2015 Bourse Plein Sud. Her artistic practice is paralleled by a commitment to supporting action art and other undisciplined practices. She currently works as the director of VIVA! Art Action, an international biennial.
GUILLAUME DUFOUR MORIN [RIMOUSKI, QUEBEC]
CEO of the company Legal Human Trafficking Goods And Services™, Guillaume Dufour Morin (Québec, Canada) is a performance and conceptual artist in contemporary visual arts. His production is at the intersection of action art and conceptual writing and is exhibited in a diversity of supports. While his actions includes collaborative performances, interventions in public space and invisible art, his actions extensions materialize by video art, installation, artist book, text, sound and digital printed medias. His work has been presented, within the frame of festivals, artist residencies, collective exhibitions and collective screenings, in Québec and international (United States, Latin America, Europe and India) several times. He is also a curator, educator and writer. He curated performance events in Québec and India and he presented workshops and conferences in Québec, Ontario and India. His projects have been covered by local, national and specialized medias and funded by agencies (CALQ, LOJIQ, CRSH, Emploi-Québec, Fondation Desjardins). He his holding a bachelor degree in Literature and Creative Writing (UQAR).
HOSTED BY JILL MCDERMID & ERIK HOKANSON
DIRECTORS, GRACE EXHIBITION SPACE
As a fireside chat, we welcome the world outside to our inner world of International Performance Art + Lectures + Music + Ritual.
Grace Exhibition Space continues, mostly live, from around the world, and as always our Mission is the Glorification of Performance Art
ARTIST, ALEX ROMANIA Getting and keeping us going and live!
http://alexromania.com Hire him!
WEEKLY SESSIONS - MONDAYS - 6-9 PM
SOL'SCOOL ❄️ Sol'Sax will introduce Culture Soldiers like you to stories seldom told.
free to participate.
on the Grace Exhibition Space website
Yoruba and Congo culture are two of the most influential cultures to our contemporary popular culture. Yet most people, artist or not, know little to nothing about these two cultures and their impact on today’s cultural practices. Sol’Scool is an on going performance piece where the audience is introduced to Sub-Saharan History, Concepts and Expressions that are at the root of art movements like: Dadaism, Abstraction, Assemblage, Gospel, Blues, Jazz, Rock n Roll, Hip Hop, Modernism and Post-Modernism.
The Good God Almighty Sol’Sax, King of Kings County, Burning Bushman of Bushwick, Was born in Kings County Hospital in 1969 his Mother was also born at the same Hospital. Sol’Sax Brooklyn’s Finest Artist, was Bred in Bucktown and now lives and works in The Boogie Down, Bronx. Sol’Sax studied the occult arts at both Cooper Union and Yale matriculating from both with honors. Sol’Sax is a Tri-State educated sculptor schooled in Old School ways from not just studying at Ivy League Schools but several Schools Of Hard Knocks including Bellevue, and Rikers. His diverse and difficult education earned him The title: The All See Street Dreaded IllumiNatty, Yale's Lock Jaw Warlock.
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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.
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