#Give2Grace - A week of Performance Art to benefit the evolution of Grace Exhibition Space
Featuring alumni video premieres, updates from our current resident artists, interviews, and a live panel discussion.
Join us for #Give2Grace,
A seven-day fundraiser for Grace Exhibition Space about witnessing and giving to sustain a vital resource for local and international Performance Artists, and secure the future of our organization. #Give2Grace includes video premieres, interviews, and a live panel discussion beginning Tuesday, September 22 through Monday, September 28. Featured GES performance alumni include Miao Jiaxin, Martin O'Brien, Arantxa Araujo, GOODW.YN, Kris Grey, Alex Romania, Nicola Fornoni, along with current resident artists, Dee Dee Maucher and Dragonfly (Robin LaVerne Wilson).
The artists in this program are alums of Grace Exhibition Space and have in common that they have all presented work at the new Manhattan venue. Embracing a wide range of practices from body-based work to social or relational work, the roster of accomplished performance artists within this micro-retrospective will embody nuances within the limitless medium of Performance Art.
Grace Exhibition Space is evolving. Relocating to Manhattan renewed our energy and doubled down on our dedication to champion Performance Art in all its forms. A silver lining during this pandemic is that we have been given an opportunity to reflect and find ways to grow and thrive as a continued resource for artists and audiences around the world. We need support in order to make this happen. Our goal is $10,000. Funds raised during this campaign will ensure 2020-21 programming and allow us to grow our staff for a development coordinator.
Our mission is the glorification of performance art, please donate today to ensure our mission continues.
PROGRAM of EVENTS
Tuesday, Sept 22 - Day 1 @ 7pm EST | Facebook Video Premiere featuring Co-Directors of Grace Exhibition Space, Jill McDermid, and Hoke Hokanson interviewed by Jana Astanov. We also look back at a select number of performances presented at Grace Exhibition Space spanning our past two years in the Lower East Side. [Watch Here | Watch Here on Facebook]
Wed, Sept 23 - Day 2 @ 7pm EST | Facebook Video Premiere of documentation from the inaugural event at our new Manhattan location: 182 Avenue C. Featuring performance documentation of works by Miao Jiaxin (NYC/China) and Martin O'Brien (London, UK). [Watch Here | Watch Here on Facebook]
Thurs, Sept 24 - Day 3 @ 7pm EST | Facebook Video Premiere highlighting performance documentation from international artists, Arantxa Araujo (Mexico) and Nicola Fornoni (Italy). [Watch Here | Watch Here on Facebook]
Friday, Sept 25 - Day 4 @ 7pm EST | Facebook Video Premiere highlighting past performances from New York City Based artists GOODW.YN (NYC) and Kris Gray (NYC). GOODW.YN comes to performance through a career in writing and poetry. Grey, a gender-queer artist, also presents curatorial projects, writing, and studio production. [Watch Here]
Saturday, Sept 26 - Day 5 @ 7pm EST | Facebook Video Premiere highlights summer 2020 artists-in-residence, Dee Dee Maucher (NYC) and Dragonfly aka Robin Laverne Wilson (NYC). Throughout the residency, Maucher grew immune-boosting foods while engaging with the local community to create 30k Seedlings & Bokashi Balls. The seedlings and bioremediating Bokashi balls distributed as a tribute to those who succumbed to Covid-19. Dragonfly presented a sociopoetic and orthographic exploration of the multiple definitions of FUGITIVE and how they each relate to the heightened understanding of Blackness and its endurance in the midst of never-ending viral harms of casual, structural, systemic, epidemic, and state-sponsored white supremacy. [Watch Here]
Sunday. Sept 27 - Day 6 @ 7pm EST | Facebook Video Premiere highlights past performers that are also fellow NYC performance community organizers with Alex Romania (The Woods Performance Space). [Watch Here]
Monday, Sept 28 - Day 7 Live Zoom Panel Discussion @ 7pm EST | #Give2Grace culminates in a conversation with all the featured artists along with co-directors of Grace Exhibition Space, Jill McDermid, and Hoke Hokanson, moderated by Quinn Dukes. [Watch the Panel Live Here].
Give2Grace Fundraising Committee
Is coordinated by Quinn Dukes, Hoke Hokanson, Jana Astanov, Arantxa Araujo, Joseph Ravens, and Eric LaGaccia.
SPONSORS + MEDIA PARTNERS
Special thanks to our Media Partner: Radio Free Brooklyn.
Interested in sponsoring Give2Grace? Contact us.
Securing Their Future: Grace Exhibition Space Celebrates Its Evolution with #Give2Grace, Radio Free Brooklyn by Michele Carlo
Give2Grace, A week of Performance Art to benefit and sustain Grace Exhibition Space, NYC., Performance is Alive.
ABOUT GRACE EXHIBITION SPACE
182 AVENUE C NEW YORK, NY 10009
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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